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 the Collins' Indictment will Affect the Midterms

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

The charges open the door — slightly — for Democrats to win a very Republican district.

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New York Congressman Indicted on Charges of Insider Trading

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Republican Chris Collins, who represents New York's 27th Congressional District, was arrested and indicted Wednesday. His attorneys are promising "a vigorous defense."

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New York Set to Revise Role of School Safety Agents

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Students are pressing the city to clarify safety agents' jobs so they stay out of school discipline and health issues they're not trained to handle.    

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'This Is My Second Chance': Manhattan Expands Alternative Justice Program

Thursday, June 28, 2018

A program that diverts first-time offenders from the criminal justice system will now be accessible to certain adults across Manhattan.

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Push to Reunite Children Taken From Mother Begins for One Immigration Attorney

Monday, June 25, 2018

A lawyer finally connects with his detained client about her children in a New York foster agency, while hundreds of other children sent to the city remain in limbo.

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Hundreds of Immigrant Children in New York Are in Need of Lawyers

Friday, June 22, 2018

It is still unclear what will happen to the children who were separated from their families at the U.S. border

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'They're Not Even Part of a System,' Attorney For Three Migrant Kids in NYC Says

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The children were separated from their mother at the U.S. border a month ago and have been in New York ever since.

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New York Attorney General Sues to Shut Down Trump Foundation

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Eric Schneiderman's successor keeps up pressure on president, alleging he illegally used his charity as a piggy bank for legal fees, business expenses and his presidential campaign.

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Saying Goodbye to 'Bobby': RFK's Funeral at St. Patrick's

Friday, June 08, 2018

He was accused of being a carpet-bagger, but New Yorkers loved him anyway.

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Courting Fame and Vulnerability: The Shooting of Andy Warhol

Friday, June 01, 2018

Andy Warhol spent years building his celebrity persona and challenging artistic norms. Then he got shot.

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Harvey Weinstein's Prosecution and When #MeToo Makes It to Court

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Suzanne Goldberg, the director of Columbia Law School's Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, says the #MeToo movement has shifted the "tradition of disbelief toward women."

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Meet the People Who Are Serving Our Country While Living at Home

Monday, May 28, 2018

Ahead of Memorial Day, WNYC spoke to service members who carry out military duties while living their civilian lives here in the New York area.

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Coretta Scott King Rallies Against American War, Racism, and Poverty

Friday, April 27, 2018

Speaking in New York City on April 27, 1968, Coretta Scott King addresses social issues at home and abroad.

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1968: 50 Years Later

Friday, April 27, 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.

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Student Protesters Reflect On Their Revolution, 50 Years Later

Monday, April 23, 2018

On April 23, 1968, Columbia University was brought to a standstill by a historic student protest.

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Former Mayor Giuliani Joins Trump's Personal Legal Team

Friday, April 20, 2018

Trump and Giuliani's relationship goes back decades.

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Navigating Hookup Culture in the Digital Age

Friday, April 13, 2018

A new book says dating apps are making satisfying relationships harder to find.

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50 Years After The Fair Housing Act, the Ongoing Struggle For Equal Housing

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Advocates say the Fair Housing Act of 1968 was a milestone, but housing discrimination is far from over.

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Teens Say: Get Out the Youth Vote for Participatory Budgeting

Thursday, April 12, 2018

This week, New Yorkers are voting on how they'd like to see city money spent on projects in their districts through Participatory Budgeting. And voters can be as young as 11 years old.

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Is Pay Transparency a 'Thing' in Your Workplace?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April 10th is Equal Pay Day, a reminder of the gender wage gap between the average American man and woman.

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