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:

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." 


1968: The Year In Review

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. 

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New Year, New Laws

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. 

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Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Is Endangered By Rising Sea Levels

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A new report by Bloomberg News details the threat climate change poses to the bustling transit corridor. 

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1968: Fifty Years Later

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.


Undocumented Workers Describe Hostility at Trump Golf Course

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.

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For Her 94th Birthday, Shirley Chisholm Gets a Statue

Friday, November 30, 2018

The first black woman to ever serve in Congress is getting a permanent monument in her hometown.

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N.J. Attorney General to Cops: Stop Working with ICE

Thursday, November 29, 2018

New Jersey tells ICE to back off, and ICE threatens more "collateral" arrests.

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Hate the Plan For Amazon's LIC Campus? Wait and See

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.

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Treatment of Grad Student in UAE Leads to Outcry at NYU

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. 


NY State Legislature Gears Up For Next Session, With New Leadership

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.


Election Day: Polling Place Reports

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

New York and New Jersey voters weigh in on the lines, the scanners, the sentiment...

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Survivors of Domestic Violence Still Face Obstacles to Voting

Friday, November 02, 2018

Many survivors need to maintain their anonymity in order to feel safe voting. New York law only offers partial protections.


Shabbat Hashtag Invites Healing, Solidarity After Pittsburgh Shooting

Thursday, November 01, 2018

#ShowUpForShabbat encourages people of all faiths to attend services on Friday and Saturday. 

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Voters Weigh Mail Bombs, Political Division Before Midterms

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. 

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The First Queer Woman in Congress

Monday, October 22, 2018

The first woman ever elected to Congress was queer. So why isn't that ever really mentioned anywhere?

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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