Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac is a reporter for WNYC, where she covers poverty and homelessness. She joined the station in 2011.

In 2016, Mirela was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. She previously won a Gracie award for Outstanding Reporter and Best New Journalist in the New York metropolitan area award from the Newswomen’s Club of New York. Her work has also been honored with other awards from the New York Press Club, the Garden State Journalist Association, and the Newswomen's Club of New York.

Prior to joining WNYC, Mirela spent a year at the New York Times’ metro desk as a freelance contributor. She also reported for Time Magazine, the New York Daily News and Forbes, among other publications.

Mirela holds master's degrees in journalism from Columbia University and in international affairs from the University of Cambridge, U.K.

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

The NYPD's Gang Strategy

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Mirela Iverac talks about the NYPD's evolving gang strategy and the community's reaction to it. 

Takedown in the Bronx

Monday, August 06, 2018

On April 27, 2016, police arrested 120 people in the northeast Bronx in the largest gang takedown in New York City history. We've been following the case ever since.

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NYC Says It's Providing Services to Immigrant Kids Separated at Border

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

City agencies are providing services to around 300 kids brought to New York after being separated from their parents at the U.S-Mexico border.

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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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Officials Urge State Lawmakers to Pass Speed Cameras Bill

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

City officials are continuing to urge state lawmakers to return to Albany and renew a citywide speed camera program before it expires at the end of July.

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New York City Celebrates Pride Parade

Sunday, June 24, 2018

New Yorkers came out in force Sunday to celebrate the annual LGBTQ march, covering the city with rainbow flags.

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One of NYC's Best Known Homeless Advocates Steps Down

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mary Brosnahan, the president and CEO of the Coalition for the Homeless, is leaving after three decades.    

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Shower Bus Could Help the Homeless in Brooklyn — in a Year

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A non-profit in Brooklyn wants to create a shower bus. But even with a model, a design and funding in place, it could take a year for the bus to be ready to hit the streets.

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Code Blue For NYC

Thursday, December 28, 2017

How the city is protecting vulnerable people when the city’s temperature dips to extreme lows.

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City's Child Welfare Agency Implements New Protocol to Protect Children at High Risk of Abuse

Friday, December 22, 2017

The city’s child welfare agency is putting a new protocol in place that it says will better protect infants and toddlers who are at highest risk of abuse.

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City Plans to Use Eminent Domain to Create Affordable Housing for Homeless

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The de Blasio administrations says it's going to take over private buildings that house homeless families and convert them to affordable housing, using eminent domain if necessary. 

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More Homeless People Live in New York Than in Any Other City

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

More homeless people live in New York City than any other city in the country — 20,000 more than Los Angeles, according to the latest figures from the federal government.

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Hotel Workers Say These Panic Buttons Help Them Feel Safer

Friday, December 01, 2017

Five years ago, in an industry that’s not often in the spotlight, a local union managed to negotiate new sexual assault protections for its workers.

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Man Charged in Terror Attack Pleads Not Guilty

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The New Jersey man accused of the deadly truck attack in Lower Manhattan last month pleaded not guilty in federal court Tuesday.

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FEMA's Assistance Provides a Lifeline for Some Puerto Ricans in New York

Monday, November 27, 2017

Several dozen Puerto Rican families fleeing the aftermath of Hurricane Maria are staying in hotels in New York. For some, it replaced the shelter option.

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Puerto Rican Families Take Advantage of FEMA's Program in NY

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The federal government is paying for thirty-four families who fled Puerto Rico after Hurrican Maria to stay in hotels across New York.

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De Blasio's Homelessness Struggle

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bill de Blasio began his term as mayor promising that new strategies would solve the growing homelessness problem. Then reality struck.

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Immigrant Advocates Reject Trump Immigration Proposals

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Some immigration advocates say the immigration policy measures the Trump administration wants to implement in exchange for legislation that would protect Dreamers are unacceptable.

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Comptroller Says Subway Delays Cost Hundreds of Millions

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Scott Stringer's latest assessment of the burdens of subway riders used federal wage data to calculate dollar figures.

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City Offers to Pay Rent for Homeless Families Who Move Out of Town

Friday, September 29, 2017

Faced with stubbornly high levels of homelessness, the de Blasio administration is offering to pay 12 months' rent up front for homeless families who find an apartment outside the city.

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