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:

De Blasio Promotes More Women in Cabinet

Thursday, November 30, 2017

As sexual harassment takes the headlines, a mayor sends a message that a woman's place is in the cabinet.

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Want to Become a U.S. Citizen? Prepare to Wait Longer

Monday, November 27, 2017

More people are applying to be naturalized, at least in part due to President Trump's policies, which in turn means it's taking longer to complete the process.

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City's Lead Poisoning Numbers Don't Tell the Whole Story

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

New York City Housing Authority officials say very few children in public housing have elevated levels of lead in their blood. But they're using an outdated standard.

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City's Lead Poisoning Numbers in Public Housing May be Misleading

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

While NYCHA now says fewer than two dozen children were harmed when the agency stopped inspecting apartments for lead, the original number was much higher.

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House Passes Tax Bill Over Objections of New York and New Jersey Republicans

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Local Republicans tried to stop the train. They got run over.

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MTA Tries to be More Human, But Maybe Just Adds to the Noise

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The MTA is trying to strike a conversational tone with riders through its onboard announcements. A former conductor remains skeptical.

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After Sandy, Companies Profit from Flood Insurance Do-over

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

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Nearly half of the money FEMA spent to rectify mistakes made by private flood insurance companies went not to homeowners, but to contractors.

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There's Always 2037

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

For the fourth consecutive time, New Yorkers declined to hold a convention to overhaul the state constitution and reform Albany.

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FEMA’s Broken Promise to Sandy Victims

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

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The federal agency promised to make things right after thousands were shortchanged by flood insurance companies. But that didn’t happen.

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New York Voters, Remember to Turn Over Your Ballot!

Monday, November 06, 2017

Three referendum questions will appear on Tuesday's ballots in New York, but on the reverse side. One could lead to changes in the state constitution.

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De Blasio's Big Lesson: Transparency Matters

Friday, November 03, 2017

Gotham Gazette's Ben Max reviews the mayor's challenged history on letting the sunshine in.

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De Blasio’s New York: Still Unequal, But Arguably More Affordable

Friday, November 03, 2017

By some commonly used statistical measures, Mayor de Blasio has failed to fix the city's income inequality problem. But rent freezes and pre-k add up, if not in the ways you might think.

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DNAinfo and Gothamist Shut Down After Employees Join Union

Friday, November 03, 2017

The popular news sites gave readers pride and insight into their own communities.

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Analyzing Housing After Four Years of Mayor de Blasio

Monday, October 30, 2017

As the elections near, WNYC takes a look at the mayor's record in partnership with City Limits and Gotham Gazette.

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Testifying Against Union Chief, Witness Spills Beans About the Mayor

Friday, October 27, 2017

A businessman involved in kick-back scheme says donations to Bill de Blasio's campaign got him access and solved problems.

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Thanks to Sandy, Wild Turkeys Roam Where Bungalows Once Stood

Friday, October 27, 2017

Ocean Breeze, Staten Island, is a shadow of the neighborhood it once was.

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Sandy Took Her Home but Gave Her Some Perspective

Friday, October 27, 2017

Cherell Manuel stayed for more than a year in hotels after Sandy. Her new home isn't perfect, but it's a home.

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Is the Circus Dead? Big Apple Circus Says No

Friday, October 27, 2017

Grandma the clown, Nik Wallenda and other international stars join the circus's 40th anniversary season.

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City Spends Billions on Sandy-Damaged Homes, but Leaves Many Vulnerable

Thursday, October 26, 2017

At last 3,500 properties added to the flood zone received aid, but were not required to elevate above flood levels.

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Why 'The Big U' Storm Barrier Could End Up as 'Half a J'

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A stunning new elevated park that would protect the Lower East Side will break ground...eventually. But it's already less ambitious than promised.

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