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:

Things to Watch for as New York Democrats, GOP Convene

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

At state conventions this week, Republicans hope to break a 12-year losing streak for statewide offices. Democrats hope their candidates will take advantage of national momentum.

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Construction on Gateway Project Continues, Despite Uncertainty Over Future Funding

Friday, May 18, 2018

While the Trump administration hasn't committed to fully funding the Gateway Project, organizers are proceeding with their plans.

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Rebel Republicans Push for Votes on Immigration Bills

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Long-stalled immigration reforms are causing job shortages at home.

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District Attorneys Take Steps to Relax Marijuana Enforcement

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Manhattan and Brooklyn district attorneys make adjustments because blacks and Hispanics are disproportionately arrested for low-level drug crimes.

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And Then There Were Thirteen...

Monday, May 14, 2018

Sixteen people submitted resumes to the New York State Assembly to be considered for interim state attorney general. But before public vetting begins Tuesday, three withdrew.

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Schneiderman Can Use Campaign Cash in Ways Donors Never Imagined

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Other disgraced state officials have dipped into their coffers to pay their legal fees. 

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That's Not Pneumonia. That's the Country's First Female Doctor.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was known for her perseverance as well as for her innovations. She's finally getting some recognition.

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Women’s Rights Advocates Condemn Schneiderman After Allegations of Abuse

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

One group even rescinded an award it gave him last week.

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Trump Ally, Sheriff David Clarke to Headline New York Police Chiefs Gathering

Monday, May 07, 2018

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A petition with more than 2,000 signatures is calling on the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police to rescind the invite.

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Staten Island DA Keeps Overdose Prevention Program Off His Turf

Monday, May 07, 2018

The borough with the highest heroin-related death rate won't host any of the safe injection sites the de Blasio administration is proposing in a pilot program.

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Climate Change Exhibit Changes, but Museum Says It'll Stay Above Politics

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Environmentalists and museum employees had criticized the institution for including Rebekah Mercer on its board.

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The New York Public Library's Newest Branch? In a Jail.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Inmates can now go to a library rather than wait for the book cart to come around. 

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Back from the Dead: Morbid Anatomy Museum Returns to Brooklyn

Friday, April 27, 2018

A favorite destination for taxidermy enthusiasts is taking its collection to a local graveyard.

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Mayor de Blasio Blames "Culture of Complaint" in Debate Over Sex Harassment Claims

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The department fielded more reports than any other city agency, but less than 2 percent were substantiated

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Why We're Not Supposed to Know the Names of Cops who Kill Civilians, But Sometimes Do

Monday, April 16, 2018

"It's a big department, people talk," says one police official (on condition of anonymity).

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The Working Families Party Endorses Cynthia Nixon

Sunday, April 15, 2018

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After the endorsement seemed inevitable, the response from labor unions was swift.

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The Oldest Sidewalk Scaffold in New York City Tells All

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A new map by the Department of Buildings shows every scaffold in the city. The one in Upper Manhattan dates back to the Giuliani administration.

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City's Mental Health Hotline Fails Those Who Need it Most, Critics Say

Thursday, April 12, 2018

After police killed a mentally ill man, Mayor de Blasio has been urging New Yorkers to call the city's hotline. But critics say, it's not the right resource.

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Facebook CEO Acknowledges Discrimination Is Still a Problem on Social Network

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker prods Zuckerberg on how technology can be used against low-income and working-class people.

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City Council Makes Half-Priced MetroCards a Top Priority, Defying de Blasio

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The City Council wants to include $212 million in the next budget for half-priced MetroCards for the poor, but the mayor says it's too expensive.

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