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:
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Mary Brosnahan, the president and CEO of the Coalition for the Homeless, is leaving after three decades.
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.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
How the city is protecting vulnerable people when the city’s temperature dips to extreme lows.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, October 01, 2017
Scott Stringer's latest assessment of the burdens of subway riders used federal wage data to calculate dollar figures.
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.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
The results followed the national trends, according to the latest census figures.
Monday, July 17, 2017
A Harlem-based non-profit is now leading efforts to reach out to the homeless living on the streets of Manhattan.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
The number of homeless people living on the city’s streets increased by 40 percent according to an annual survey.
Friday, June 16, 2017
After facing a round of criticism, HUD denied a report that a Trump family employee without experience in running housing programs was appointed a new regional administrator.
Friday, May 26, 2017
So-called "cluster sites" are expensive for the city, and often unhealthy for residents.
Monday, May 22, 2017
A judge has cleared the way for the city to open a homeless shelter in Crown Heights, a decision that has implications for Mayor de Blasio’s homelessness strategy.