Matthew Schuerman joined WNYC in December 2007 as the transportation and economic development reporter. He covered the most severe MTA 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 served in various capacities as editor, overseeing newscast content, live interviews, features and specials, focusing 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. 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 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. 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:
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
On the 80th Anniversary of her legendary concert, a look back at her career in New York City.
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
"We have a cure for homelessness. It's called a home. It's 100 percent effective it has no side-effects."
Monday, March 25, 2019
As part of its strategy to tackle homelessness, the de Blasio administration has paid 2,300 New Yorkers to move out of the city.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Bill would expunge criminal records for most possession and dealing cases, but still faces uncertain fate in full legislature.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
A new report suggests that New York City may have to spend even more money than previously thought to fix its public housing.
Monday, March 11, 2019
Horton Avenue used to be just about the only place in the Suffolk County town where black people could live. A simple traffic circle drove them out.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
The city's health department investigated less than a third of the cases it was supposed to.
Friday, February 15, 2019
An inspector general's surprise visit to the Essex County Correctional Facility, which holds immigrants for $34 million a year, found a range of disgusting and dangerous problems.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Housing authority staff reportedly spiffed up the first destination where the HUD regional administrator, Lynne Patton, will stay.
Friday, February 08, 2019
The company seems to want New Yorkers to know that without a warmer welcome, they might bolt before they get here.
Thursday, February 07, 2019
She'll spend a week with each of four families and feed information to the yet-to-be-appointed independent monitor.
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Baraka says moving the homeless into substandard apartments in Newark does nothing to break cycle of homelessness.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
The de Blasio administration and the federal government need to reach an agreement by the end of Thursday on how to fix the city's crumbling public housing system.
Friday, January 25, 2019
As a driver for Lyft and Uber 43-year-old Percy Henderson navigates the city's congested streets nearly every day.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Two former Throggs Neck managers allegedly threatened their subordinates, organized drunken parties during work hours, and engaged in sexual relationships with staff members.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The federal shutdown is causing confusion and concern among landlords and tenants who depend on rental assistance.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
In a series of interviews with participants, historians and modern-day counterparts, WNYC looks back at how historic moments in a pivotal year shaped our region.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
The mayor says the leadership change at the city Office of Emergency Management "could have been handled better all around."
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The legislation would legalize all types of electric bikes and electric scooters. Mayor de Blasio is skeptical.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Council Member Ritchie Torres says it's a ploy to keep out people who don't have credit cards or smart phone apps.