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:
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.
Friday, March 15, 2019
De Blasio apologized for the delay, which he blamed on a recent legal action brought against the city.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
The topic is being debated among different advocacy groups and is being considered by Albany lawmakers.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
After his federal convictions, a Trump ally faces charges in state court.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Roughly 80,000 New York City eighth graders are stuck in an anxious state of limbo as high school offers are delayed.
Friday, February 22, 2019
"A Night at the Garden" director Marshall Curry calls the film "a cautionary tale."
Friday, February 15, 2019
Amid political and public pressure, Amazon walked away from Queens. Seattle is not surprised.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
This is the first death of an officer on duty this year.
Friday, February 08, 2019
The company seems to want New Yorkers to know that without a warmer welcome, they might bolt before they get here.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
The four female legislators were widely praised on Twitter, as observers called their remarks "courageous" and "powerful."
Friday, December 28, 2018
We spent the year examining some of the most important events that happened in 1968 in the New York City region. Here's our summary.
Friday, December 28, 2018
Healthcare reforms, no more Styrofoam, and changing birth certificates: here are some of the policies going into effect on January 1st.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
A new report by Bloomberg News details the threat climate change poses to the bustling transit corridor.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
In a series of interviews with participants, historians and modern-day counterparts, WNYC looks back at how historic moments in a pivotal year shaped our region.
Friday, December 07, 2018
Spurned on by Donald Trump's comments about immigrants and what she describes as workplace abuse, Victorina Morales took her story to The New York Times.
Friday, November 30, 2018
The first black woman to ever serve in Congress is getting a permanent monument in her hometown.