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:

Mayor Blasts Anti-Police Videos

Monday, August 20, 2018

One video showed a man measuring out marijuana on the hood of a police van.

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New Proposal to Cut Building Emissions Finds Traction in City Council

Monday, August 20, 2018

A report aimed at decreasing carbon emissions from large buildings has the attention of the City Council, and interest from the de Blasio administration.

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She Makes Her Living 5 Cents at a Time

Thursday, August 09, 2018

About 10,000 "canners" live and work in New York City. Here's the story of one of them who entered the profession reluctantly, but is now proud it has kept her working.

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Cooling Centers Open (If You Can Find Them)

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Last year, after a WNYC investigation, New York City officials promised to provide large signs to make locations more visible. But in East Harlem at least, they are nowhere to be seen.  

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New York's Iconic Water Towers, Now Infamous, Gain Scrutiny

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

In a new bill being introduced by City Council members, the towers used for storing drinking water would be subject to random inspections.

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Lessons from New York's Largest Measles Outbreak in Decades

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Back in 2013, the decision some orthodox parents made to not vaccinate their kids led to a costly mini-epidemic. 

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New York Foster Agency That Took in Migrant Children Has History of Abuse Allegations Upstate

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Cayuga Centers has faced allegations of abuse and hundreds of reported runaway attempts at its upstate facilities. It now shelters 600 unaccompanied minors in New York City.

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City Council Creates Office for Discrimination at TLC as Battle Over Uber Bills Heats Up

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

As the City Council is poised to vote on a series of bills that would be the first in the country to clamp down on ride hailing apps, the industry and unexpected allies are pushing back.

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That Bridge Is Watching You

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Gov. Cuomo says facial recognition technology at bridges and tunnels is the next wave in anti-terrorist security. Civil libertarians disagree. 

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Court Watchers Hold 'Progressive' DAs Accountable

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

A New York City group wants prosecutors and judges to know "we're watching you."

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City Data Shows Widespread Public Health Hazard in Cooling Towers

Monday, July 23, 2018

As a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease continues in Manhattan, a report detailing implementation of a law meant to fight it shows tens of thousands of violations 

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Review: 'Fire in Dreamland' Doesn't Ignite

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Despite being about a post-Sandy couple, Rinne Groff's Coney Island never feels like a real place, but only a glorious, dreamy moment in memory.

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Review: In 'The Damned,' a Nightmare of Facism Aided by Greed

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Not even the audience escapes the feeling of guilt.

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Landlord to Pay Tenants $25,000 Each After Harassment Allegations

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Chinatown tenants who were forced out of their apartments six months ago expect to move back by Aug. 31, and get cash for their pain and suffering.

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Mayor and Head of the City Transit System Meet ... Finally

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

After a New Yorker article revealed that Mayor de Blasio hadn't met with the president of New York City Transit, the two men spent 90 minutes together.

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Democrats Try To Build A Case Against Trump Supreme Court Nominee

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Democrats say Trump's nominee puts health care and abortion protections and state gun control laws at risk.

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Army Corps Proposes Giant Hurricane Barrier Across New York Bay

Monday, July 09, 2018

The five-mile-long gate stretching from Sandy Hook, N.J., to Breezy Point in the Rockaways is one of five schemes under consideration.

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These Citizens Won't Take the Right to Vote for Granted

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

In this day and age of civic apathy, meet 200 new enthusiastic voters.

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New Data Raises Questions About Stop Signs' and Traffic Signals' Effectiveness in School Zones

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Senate Republicans are urging alternatives to speed cameras, but newly released data raises questions about whether they work.

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A Dozen Immigrant Children Choose Deportation to See Parents Again

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Choosing to go back to their home country is often the quickest way for parents and children to be reunited. 

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