Mara Silvers

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

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:

How Far Have LGBTQ Rights Come Since Stonewall?

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Kathy Tu and Tobin Low of WNYC's podcast "Nancy" weigh in on what their listeners are worried about.


He Talks to the Mayor Every Week. Here's How Brian Lehrer Views de Blasio's White House Run

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Lehrer has been speaking with Mayor de Blasio every Friday for the past three years.

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NYC Youth Homeless Services Have 'Significant Gaps,' New Report Finds

Friday, May 10, 2019

The city's first ever system assessment identified a "lack of institutional ownership" for solving youth homelessness.


Can't Pay Your Traffic Ticket? New York Says, You Can't Drive

Thursday, May 09, 2019

A new study shows how New York's license suspension laws hit low-income people the hardest. 

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Private School At Harlem Church Accused of Abuse

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Former students of the school at Atlah World Missionary Church say they experienced psychological hardship and estrangement from their families.

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Justice and Journalism Thirty Years After the Central Park Jogger Case

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?

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Want to Fight Illegal Robocalls? It's an Uphill Battle

Friday, April 12, 2019

Consumer advocates are pushing New York lawmakers to take an aggressive approach when it comes to curbing scam calls.

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Number of Unaccompanied Minors Swells, Says NYC Service Provider

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.


Passing, Identity and Race

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.

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As Birds Migrate North, NYC Is Their Biggest Obstacle

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. 

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City Plan To Close Rikers Moves Ahead, Faces Pushback

Friday, March 22, 2019

Officials continue to face community opposition to the new jails that will be built in four boroughs.


Mayor Promises City Will Send Out Delayed H.S. Admissions Letters Next Week

Friday, March 15, 2019

De Blasio apologized for the delay, which he blamed on a recent legal action brought against the city.

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Should Sex Work Be Decriminalized? Different Queens District Attorney Candidates Have Different Answers

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The topic is being debated among different advocacy groups and is being considered by Albany lawmakers.


Manhattan District Attorney Plans State Trial for Manafort

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

After his federal convictions, a Trump ally faces charges in state court.

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'Consumed With Anxiety': Late NYC High School Acceptances Put Families On Edge

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.

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Oscar-Nominated Documentary Short Spotlights American Nazism

Friday, February 22, 2019

"A Night at the Garden" director Marshall Curry calls the film "a cautionary tale."


Does Amazon Just Not Like to Negotiate? We Asked an Expert.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Amid political and public pressure, Amazon walked away from Queens. Seattle is not surprised.


Police Officer Killed by Friendly Fire During Armed Robbery in Queens

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

This is the first death of an officer on duty this year. 

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Amazon-NYC Rom-Com Takes Dramatic Plot Twist

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.

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For These Lawmakers, the Child Victims Act Is Personal

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The four female legislators were widely praised on Twitter, as observers called their remarks "courageous" and "powerful."