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:

NYC Officials Work to Make NYCHA Units Winter-Ready

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.

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These Girl Scouts Want To Know: 'Are You Registered to Vote?'

Thursday, October 11, 2018

How can you ignore them?

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Episode 5: The Original Nasty Woman

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Jeannette Rankin had a belief: That having women in elected office is essential to the health of our democracy. But how important is it?

New York's Not as Transit Friendly as You Think

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

A recent United Nations report has many New Yorkers reevaluating how this region can do more to prevent climate change—starting with transportation.

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For the First Time in 14 Years, the Yankees and Red Sox Have a Postseason Face-Off

Friday, October 05, 2018

As New Yorkers prepared to cheer on the Bronx Bombers, team rivalries threatened to tear the WNYC Newsroom apart.

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From Weinstein to Kavanaugh: One Year of #MeToo

Friday, October 05, 2018

Women are often accused of being too emotional, tearful and angry. Now they're beginning to put their rage to work.

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Kavanaugh Controversy Roils New York Politics

Thursday, October 04, 2018

New York state Democrats and Republicans are trying to leverage the Kavanaugh accusations before the November midterms.

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This Harvest Season, Check Out Concrete Plant Park

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Seriously. It's where the city is piloting a 24/7 food garden that anyone can pick from.

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NYC Women Find Solace in Communal Rage During Kavanaugh Hearing

Thursday, September 27, 2018

One woman said she woke up early to go to a communal work space so she didn't have to watch the hearing alone.

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New York Takes Step in Long, Hard Journey to Supportive Housing Goal

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The city closed financing on a former Jehovah's Witness residence in DUMBO in a deal that will add 300 units. Mayor de Blasio is seeking to build 15,000.

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Looming Ford, Kavanaugh Hearings Prompt Waves of Emotions

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Some New Yorkers are too distressed to watch Dr. Ford's testimony. Others say it won't make a difference.

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1968: Fifty Years Later

Tuesday, September 25, 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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Cardinal Hires Judge To Review Church Sex Abuse Policies

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Former federal judge Barbara Jones said her investigation is already underway.

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Brooklyn Diocese Reaches $27.5 Million Settlement In Sex Abuse Case

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., has agreed to a $27.5 million settlement in a sex abuse case. It involves a former religion teacher at a church-affiliated school who molested and raped four boys.

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NY Voters Assess Candidates Ahead of Democratic Primary

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Registered Democrats prepare to head to the polls on Thursday to pick their candidates for governor, attorney general, and the state legislature.

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NYC Kids Enjoy Last Weekend Before School Year Begins

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Classes begin Wednesday for the largest school system in the nation, and some kids told WNYC what they're looking forward to this year.

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New York State Releases Semester of Campus Assault Data

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

It's the first set of interim data from the 2015 "Enough is Enough" law, meant to crack down on campus sexual violence.

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US Deports 95-year-old Ex-Nazi Guard to Germany

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Jakiw Palij has spent the last several years living a quiet and isolated life in Jackson Heights, Queens.

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New Proposal to Cut Building Emissions Finds Traction in City Council

Monday, August 20, 2018

A report aimed at decreasing carbon emissions from large buildings has the attention of the City Council, and interest from the de Blasio administration.

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Want to Vote in September? Your Deadline Is Now

Friday, August 17, 2018

Want to pick your party's candidate for New York's next governor and attorney general? Register!

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