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:

Investigation into LaGuardia Skid Turns to Airport Operations

Friday, April 03, 2015

Federal authorities say runway was last cleared 20-25 minutes before Delta Flight 1086 landed, during a heavy snowfall.


Flood Insurance Hikes Endanger NYC's Shoreline, Advocates Say

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Once they get to $9,500 a year, flood insurance rates could spell trouble for low- and moderate-income neighborhoods along the city's shoreline.


Audit Says Sandy Paperwork Pushers Got Paid No Matter What

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

City Comptroller Scott Stringer finds fault with the way the Bloomberg administration launched Build it Back, but credits de Blasio for improvements.


Improper Gas Work May Have Led to Building Explosion, de Blasio Says

Friday, March 27, 2015

Gas line may have been "inappropriately accessed," mayor says.

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Natural History Museum Urged to Cut Ties with David Koch

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Three dozen scientists say the association with the oil executive taints the Upper West Side institution's integrity.


The Hudson Is Full of Tiny Plastics. And You May Be Too.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tiny pieces of degraded plastic are turning up in the Hudson River and other New York waterways, with potential health impacts for fish and people. 


The Lament of the C Train Rider

Monday, March 23, 2015

"It's like Cinderella without the glass slipper," a former conductor says. If subway lines were fairy tales, the C train is most definitely still waiting for its prince to come.
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It's Snowing Here as the Rest of the World Bakes

Friday, March 20, 2015

The northeastern United States bucked the global warming trend this winter, experiencing cooler-than-normal temperatures.


Inside or Outside? Two Ways to Protect Jamaica Bay

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The massive recreation and residential area on the Atlantic got soaked from Sandy. It will cost more than $2 billion to prevent it from happening again.


New Midtown Bus Terminal Proposal Causes Sticker Shock

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Expect eyes to be popping at the Port Authority's board meeting Thursday when the potential price tag for the new bus terminal is unveiled.
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Resolving FEMA's Flood Claims Could Cost Billions

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Federal officials have agreed to re-evaluate any Sandy-related flood insurance claim with questionable practices.


Education Lobby Day in Albany Brings Out Two Sides

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The city's teachers union sees the solution in more funding for traditional public schools. Charter school proponents want alternatives.
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FEMA Begins Settling Flood Insurance Claims

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

On the hot seat after revelations of fraud, the federal agency makes deals with 160 homeowners in just two weeks.

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Could Climate Change Spur Revolutions?

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A new study asserts that global warming contributed to a three-year long drought in Syria, setting the stage for a civil war.


After the Arrests of 6 Bus Drivers, MTA Asks for 'Fairness'

Monday, February 23, 2015

A law that makes it a criminal offense to injure or kill someone in a crosswalk was passed unanimously last year. Now, it's become controversial.
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HUD Warns NYC It's Too Slow with Sandy Funds

Monday, February 23, 2015

Federal officials warn the city it may lose Sandy funds if it doesn't move quicker. The city says it's a paperwork issue.


National Flood Insurance Was Once Just Broke; Now It Looks Broken

Friday, February 20, 2015

Homeowners say they've been systematically cheated — the government promises reform.

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Raid on Engineering Firm Suspected of Undercutting Sandy Homeowners

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Investigators for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman raided the headquarters of a Long Island firm that allegedly falsified damage assessments for homes flooded by Sandy.

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Panel Looks Farther into Future, Sees Even More Climate Change

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Seas could rise as much as 6 feet by 2100, the NYC Panel on Climate Change projects.

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NJ Says 'NO' to Oysters and All They Have to Offer

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New York and New Jersey have startlingly different policies on the bivalve, which can help clean dirty waters and mitigate storm surges from hurricanes.

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