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:

Fifty Years Ago, 'Black Woodstock' Happened Weekly in Harlem

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.

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Window Opens for Hundreds of Lawsuits by Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors

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.

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Adult Victims Of Childhood Sex Abuse In New York Can Sue Alleged Abusers

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.


Jail Conditions Scrutinized After Jeffrey Epstein's Death

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.


The 'Lookback Window' Opens

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. 

Now And Forever? Former 'Cats' Actors Share Memories

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.


Changing the Rules of New York City: A Guide to the 2019 Charter Review

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

A slew of proposals could dramatically change the way the city operates. Let's dig in. 

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Five Years Since Garner's Death, Has the NYPD Changed?

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. 

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Is the Traditional Pride Parade Too Corporate? A Coalition Is Providing an Alternative

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.

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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.