Matthew Schuerman has worked at WNYC since December 2007, as reporter, newscast editor, and most recently, senior editor with a special focus on housing, the urban environment, sustainability, transportation and infrastructure.
In 2017, a multimedia series Schuerman oversaw in conjunction with other nonprofit partners, The Harlem Heat Project, won the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation from the RTNDA. A week-long collaboration Schuerman undertook with CityLimits.org in 2015, The Cost of Our Water, won a second-place Headliner Award from the Atlantic City Press Club in the radio documentary category. He co-produced a two-part story on construction worker deaths with Cindy Rodriguez in 2008 that won a a Best Enterprise Reporting prize from Public Radio News Directors Inc. Schuerman has also contributed to other public radio shows, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace and Reveal.
He is also the author of the forthcoming Newcomers: Gentrification and Its Discontents (University of Chicago Press, November 2019), a chronicle of gentrification in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. An article he wrote on the de-industrialization of New York City was included in the 2007 book, The Suburbanization of New York: Is the World's Greatest City Becoming Just Another Town? (Princeton Architectural Press).
Schuerman came to radio from The New York Observer, where he covered economic development. Earlier, he was an associate editor at Worth Magazine, and freelanced for The Village Voice, Fortune, City Limits, and other publications. He began his journalism career at The Day, a daily in New London, Connecticut, covering town news, schools and higher education.
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:
Friday, March 27, 2020
City officials have reported that a second homeless person has died from COVID-19 while the total number of cases in the shelter system increased from 17 to 59 over the past week.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Homeless shelters, many of which put individuals in close contact with one another, have received guidelines from the city on how to contain the new coronavirus.
Thursday, March 05, 2020
One former supporter said, “Where was that guy on the campaign trail? He was emoting all over the place.”
Monday, March 02, 2020
New Jersey Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer is getting primaried from the left, by a progressive who once counted herself among his supporters.
Monday, February 24, 2020
In 12 years as mayor, Michael Bloomberg took bold actions to make New York more livable and economically viable. But his aggressive policing tactics have tarnished his legacy.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
The tape was from an appearance the former New York City mayor made at the Aspen Institute in February 2015 but never widely distributed.
Monday, January 27, 2020
While Iowans get to weigh in on the Democratic nominee next week, New Yorkers have to wait until the end of April. New Jersey voters have to wait until June.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
For kids, it's purely funny. But for grownups, this show about trying to find comfort and connection in a lonely world is also sad and strange.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
It's easy to see why "The Inheritance" is being compared to "Angels in America." They're both very, very long plays about gay men and AIDS that are divided into two parts.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
18,000 city workers will become part of an expanded effort to reduce street homelessness.
Friday, November 08, 2019
In his book "Newcomers: Gentrification and Its Discontents," WNYC senior editor Matthew Schuerman traces the roots of the phenomenon re-shaping New York and cities across the country.
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Neighborhood changes can be good and bad simultaneously
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Fans of the series of best-selling books for middle grade readers will find a lot to like. Their parents? Not so much.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
David Henry Hwang's new show is a twist on Rogers and Hammerstein's "The King and I." Kind of.
Friday, October 25, 2019
Nearly a year after the de Blasio administration announced a plan to raise billions of dollars needed for capital repairs, one strategy isn’t working out as planned.
Monday, October 21, 2019
The number of families who end up in shelters as a result of domestic violence outpaces evictions.
Sunday, October 20, 2019
A story of a lonely creative writing professor and her young student is creepy. And riveting.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
The musical about a carnivorous plant has returned to its Off Broadway roots — so to speak — in a production starring Jonathan Groff, Christian Borle and Tammy Blanchard.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
The alleged perpetrator had been placed in a shelter for men with mental illness. But that alone doesn't mean he should have been involuntarily treated.
Saturday, October 05, 2019
Lin-Manuel Miranda's improvisational comedy group offers something different to Broadway audiences. But it might be out of place there.