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, 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.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
New Jersey tells ICE to back off, and ICE threatens more "collateral" arrests.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Amazon's development in Queens has politicians and residents protesting in the streets. But one writer says the plan may yield broad benefits in the long run.
Friday, November 23, 2018
British doctoral student Matthew Hedges has been sentenced to life in prison in the United Arab Emirates, where New York University has a campus.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins is on her way to becoming a major power broker in Albany. She has a long to-do list.
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
New York and New Jersey voters weigh in on the lines, the scanners, the sentiment...
Friday, November 02, 2018
Many survivors need to maintain their anonymity in order to feel safe voting. New York law only offers partial protections.
Thursday, November 01, 2018
#ShowUpForShabbat encourages people of all faiths to attend services on Friday and Saturday.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Residents of a contested district in Bay Ridge are split about how the recent terror threat will influence them on November 6.
Monday, October 22, 2018
The first woman ever elected to Congress was queer. So why isn't that ever really mentioned anywhere?
Thursday, October 18, 2018
New boilers. More heating technicians. But officials are still keeping their "fingers crossed" that the winter is "not as harsh" as last year.