Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman joined WNYC in December 2007 as the transportation and economic development reporter. He covered repeated financial crises at the MTA, the most severe transit cuts in decades, as well as the impact of the recession on the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn and the World Trade Center redevelopment in Lower Manhattan. Since 2010, Schuerman has been an editor in the WNYC newsroom. In addition, he has recently reported a number of Sandy-related stories.

Schuerman came to radio from The New York Observer, where he also covered economic development. Earlier, he was an associate editor at Worth Magazine, and free-lanced for The Village Voice, Fortune, City Limits, and other publications.

Schuerman has been a fan of WNYC since the mid-1990s, when he was working as a reporter at The Day, a daily newspaper in New London, Conn. Though 100 miles away from New York, he could get Brian Lehrer and Leonard Lopate on his car radio while driving along Interstate 95 on his daily rounds, thanks to how the AM signal travels over the Long Island Sound.

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:

Leonia's Traffic Ban Is Keeping Customers Away

Friday, February 09, 2018

Business owners say the new rules are confusing regulars from out-of-town 

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Public Defenders Walk Out of Bronx Courthouse After College Student Detained by ICE

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Aboubacar Dembele, 27, was brought to the U.S. when he was three, his attorneys said. 

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As Boilers Died, Public Housing Authority Had to Rely on Outside Specialists

Thursday, February 08, 2018

The city pulled in personnel from other departments to make emergency repairs to boilers and heating systems because of a severe shortage of its own technicians.

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'A Wily Virus' Attacks New York

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

The state health department has counted nearly 12,000 infections — twice as many flu infections so far this season as the previous four years.

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At Root of NYCHA Heat Crisis: Lack of Technicians to Fix Aging Boilers

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Nearly a third of the housing authority's boiler technicians have left their jobs since 2014 and the pipeline to replace them has stalled.

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After 2 Crashes, NJ Transit and LIRR Finally Screening for Sleep Disorders Properly

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

The NTSB finds the railroad agencies have made progress, but they have a way to go, in detecting sleep apnea, the  the cause of two recent crashes.

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Opposition Mounts Against New York and New Jersey Congressmen

Friday, February 02, 2018

With Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Democrats are hoping to take over the House come November — and they have a good chance of picking up a few seats in the region.

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'I ♥ NY' Signs Could Cost the State Millions

Friday, February 02, 2018

Federal authorities are threatening to withhold highway funding if the state doesn't take down the signs

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Columbia Again Refuses to Negotiate with Graduate Student Workers

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Columbia University announced Tuesday it would not bargain with the graduate student union. Instead, the school will bring the dispute to a federal appeals court.

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All Flu Shots Are Not Equal (in Price)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

If your health insurance won't cover the vaccine, it's worth shopping for the best price. We did some research for you.

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The Bill for Closing Indian Point Is Being Sent to the Communities Surrounding It

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Without state or federal aid, residents of Verplanck, a small working class Hudson Valley hamlet, could see big tax increases once the nuclear power plant closes.

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Public Housing Chief Misstated Lead Paint Fact, Investigator Says

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Shola Olatoye, already under scrutiny for falsely authorizing lead paint inspections, takes another misstep.

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New Jersey Suburb Closes Roads to Out-of-Towners

Monday, January 22, 2018

Leonia, New Jersey, has closed most of its streets to non-residents after GPS apps discovered it was a shortcut to and from the George Washington Bridge.

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Eric Garner's Mother Says the NYPD Is Blocking Justice

Thursday, January 18, 2018

A police watchdog group is ready to prosecute, but the NYPD is waiting for the feds to weigh in.

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False Emergency Alerts: Could It Happen Here?

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

New York City tests its alert system weekly, but on a parallel computer program — which raises other questions.

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Columbus Statue to Remain in Place, But 'Context' To Be Added

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The recommendations come after a 90-day review of the city's public art, spurred by the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past summer.

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City's New Public Hospital Chief Seeks More Paying Patients

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Dr. Mitchell Katz plans to shrink the multi-million dollar budget deficit by attracting more paying patients, even if it involves an upfront cost.

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As Snow Melts, Dogs and Humans Risk Electric Shock

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Road salt and slush make for an electrifying combination.

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Uber and Lyft Are Making Traffic Worse, Report Says

Friday, December 22, 2017

They may help New Yorkers catch a ride, but a new report suggests ride-hailing apps are slowing the city down. We just don't know how much.

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Number of Public Housing Units Considered At-Risk for Lead Paint Hazards Grows

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The New York City Housing Authority is inspecting twice as many apartments where children live for lead paint than in the past.

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