Mara Silvers is an assistant producer for WNYC's All Things Considered. Before starting on the evening news team, she interned for The Takeaway. She comes to New York City from Seattle, where she developed her reliance on coffee and received her undergraduate degree from Seattle University. Mara got her start in radio as a news intern for Montana Public Radio, in the state where she was proudly born and raised.
In the WNYC newsroom, Mara has covered breaking news, reported on sex education in New York City schools, the pressure of high rents on local businesses, and voter turnout in the New Jersey gubernatorial race. She is the writer and producer for the newsroom series 1968: 50 Years Later.
Mara lives in Brooklyn with several plants.
Mara Silvers appears in the following:
Thursday, August 15, 2019
In 1969, some of music's most iconic artists played free summer concerts in Mount Morris Park. Unlike the festival to the north, it's been largely overlooked. So let's rediscover it.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
It was an emotional day as hundreds of childhood sexual abuse survivors filed lawsuits in New York courts, now that victims have a year to seek civil action for older cases.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
The one-year filing period, or look-back window, allows victims to bring cases that used to be beyond the state's statute of limitations that legislators overhauled this year.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
After alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in a federal detention center in Manhattan, the Metropolitan Correctional Center is under increased scrutiny.
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
The Child Victims Act goes into effect next week, which means that thousands of survivors of sexual abuse will be filing lawsuits against their abusers.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
The new movie trailer for "Cats" has made some fans skeptical. Cast members from the 1983 and 2016 productions weigh in.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
A slew of proposals could dramatically change the way the city operates. Let's dig in.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
No police officers have been charged in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. But NYPD leadership says many of its strategies for policing has evolved.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
A new coalition is holding an alternative protest march on the same day as the traditional NYC Pride Parade, pledging to have no corporate sponsors and fewer police.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Kathy Tu and Tobin Low of WNYC's podcast "Nancy" weigh in on what their listeners are worried about.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Lehrer has been speaking with Mayor de Blasio every Friday for the past three years.
Friday, May 10, 2019
The city's first ever system assessment identified a "lack of institutional ownership" for solving youth homelessness.
Thursday, May 09, 2019
A new study shows how New York's license suspension laws hit low-income people the hardest.
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Former students of the school at Atlah World Missionary Church say they experienced psychological hardship and estrangement from their families.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Decades after the grisly case and wrongful convictions consumed New York City, have the media and law enforcement taken full responsibility?
Friday, April 12, 2019
Consumer advocates are pushing New York lawmakers to take an aggressive approach when it comes to curbing scam calls.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Catholic Charities, which provides placement and legal services to immigrant youth, says it's on pace to see more than double their average of unaccompanied minors.
Thursday, April 04, 2019
Over 125 years after an African-American woman named Anita Florence Hemmings passed as white at Vassar College, her story has helped inspire a conference on the topic.
Friday, March 29, 2019
New York City Audubon estimates that more than 90,000 birds die every year while trying to navigate the city's maze of windows.
Friday, March 22, 2019
Officials continue to face community opposition to the new jails that will be built in four boroughs.