Matthew Schuerman has worked at WNYC since December 2007, as reporter, newscast editor, and most recently, senior editor with a special focus on housing, the urban environment, sustainability, transportation and infrastructure.
In 2017, a multimedia series Schuerman oversaw in conjunction with other nonprofit partners, The Harlem Heat Project, won the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation from the RTNDA. A week-long collaboration Schuerman undertook with CityLimits.org in 2015, The Cost of Our Water, won a second-place Headliner Award from the Atlantic City Press Club in the radio documentary category. He co-produced a two-part story on construction worker deaths with Cindy Rodriguez in 2008 that won a a Best Enterprise Reporting prize from Public Radio News Directors Inc. Schuerman has also contributed to other public radio shows, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace and Reveal.
He is also the author of the forthcoming Newcomers: Gentrification and Its Discontents (University of Chicago Press, November 2019), a chronicle of gentrification in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. An article he wrote on the de-industrialization of New York City was included in the 2007 book, The Suburbanization of New York: Is the World's Greatest City Becoming Just Another Town? (Princeton Architectural Press).
Schuerman came to radio from The New York Observer, where he covered economic development. Earlier, he was an associate editor at Worth Magazine, and freelanced for The Village Voice, Fortune, City Limits, and other publications. He began his journalism career at The Day, a daily in New London, Connecticut, covering town news, schools and higher education.
A native of Chicago, Schuerman graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude. He received a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:
Saturday, September 07, 2019
There is more said in Pinter's silences than is expressed in pages of dialogue by other playwrights.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
On the heels of a new state initiative to decrease homelessness on the subways, the city is expanding its own efforts.
Saturday, August 03, 2019
Hannah Gadsby's acclaimed show "Nannette" came to New York — and then to Netflix. Her new piece "Douglas" is less intense, but just as scathing.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Some traditionally marginalized groups — women, LGBTQ people and those with disabilities — are actually over-represented in the ranks of nonprofit arts workers.
Monday, July 29, 2019
The same non-profit faulted for ineffective homeless outreach at commuter rail hubs has an even larger contract for the subways.
Saturday, July 27, 2019
The musical has a little bit of everything—confetti, fireworks, an elephant— except a strong plot.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says outreach workers spent more time in the office than interacting with the homeless and trying to move them to shelters.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Lynne Patton says keeping undocumented immigrants out of New York City public housing is 'not my personal priority.'
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
The film based on Lin-Manuel Miranda's first Broadway hit draws scenery, and cast members, from the Dominican neighborhood.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
In a campaign where Democrats are eager to prove their grassroots bonafides, just 9 percent of contributions to de Blasio's presidential campaign came from small donors.
Monday, July 15, 2019
Christine Quinn's group advised some residents to leave in case federal authorities showed up with a warrant.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Governor Cuomo says the MTA should address the problem of increasing homelessness in subways.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
The crowd heckled US Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro with chants of "Equal Pay" and "Cut the Check."
Friday, June 28, 2019
A string of insurgent victories has put the Borough of Immigrants at the forefront of political change.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
No longer just about raising money or informing parents, the Stuyvesant Parents' Association has been urging members to lobby against reforms intended to diversify its student body.
Friday, June 21, 2019
In a series of tweets. Lynne Patton criticized Gregory Russ' $400,000-plus salary.
Monday, June 17, 2019
The New York City Housing Authority is launching a pilot program to install air cooling equipment in two senior housing buildings ... for free.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
The program to divert them people who sleep on the subway from the criminal justice system and into shelters.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Ocean Bay Apartments is the city's first and the country's largest single-site conversion to an Obama-era program that relies on private companies to repair and renovate public housing.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
There are fewer homeless people on New York City’s streets, but more in the subway system.