Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

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

In 2013, Mirela won a Gracie award for Outstanding Reporter for her coverage of immigration and poverty. In 2011, she was recognized as Best New Journalist in the New York metropolitan area by the Newswomen’s Club of New York. Her work has also been honored with awards for crime and feature reporting for radio from the New York Press Club and the Garden State Journalist Association, and for multimedia reporting from 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:

Child Welfare Agency Gets New Commissioner

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Administration for Children's Services faced criticism over several high-profile deaths before the previous commissioner resigned.

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City Should Count Homeless in Emergency Rooms, Advocates Say

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Some advocates say the city should do more to improve the accuracy of its annual homeless count.

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Uniting Immigrant New Yorkers to Fight Trump Policies

Sunday, January 22, 2017

A fundraising event in Queens on Sunday was about more than helping out Haiti. It was a call for immigrants of many backgrounds to stand up to the new administration.

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City Amps Up Fight Against Landlords Who Refuse Housing Vouchers

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Carmelyn Malalis, head of the Commission on Human Rights, says the city has increased the number of investigations and complaints about discrimination based on income.

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Shelter Provider Got Millions From the City — With No Contract

Friday, December 23, 2016

The non-profit provider operating the Bronx apartment where two homeless children died this month had no contract that spelled out standards of care.

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State Orders City to Appoint a Monitor to Oversee Child Welfare

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

At the same time, the state and the city issued scathing reports about how the Administration for Children's Services handled the case of a Harlem boy who was fatally beaten.

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City Promises Full Investigation into Death of Two Toddlers in the Bronx

Thursday, December 08, 2016

The sisters were killed Wednesday, following a radiator malfunction.

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De Blasio's Current Homeless Strategy Won't Reduce Shelter Population, Former Deputy Says

Monday, December 05, 2016

Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, who oversaw homeless services until she resigned as deputy mayor last year, discusses the city's challenges in addressing the issue.

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City Forces Landlords to Make Repairs — by Threatening to Withhold Rent

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The de Blasio administration says it has forced some of the city’s worst landlords to make repairs by invoking a decades-old law.  

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MTA Worker Killed in Train Accident

Thursday, November 03, 2016

One transit worker was killed and another one injured after being struck by a G train early Thursday morning, temporarily stopping all non-emergency track work.  

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City Council Looks for Answers in Child's Death

Monday, October 31, 2016

The New York City Council is pressing for answers in the death of Zymere Perkins, the 6-year-old Harlem boy who was allegedly abused.

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City Council Speaker Says She was Sexually Abused As a Child

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says the painful memories were triggered when tape surfaced of Donald Trump boasting about touching women without their consent.

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City Forced to Give Up on Plans for Homeless Shelter in Queens

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The de Blasio administration has been unable to convert a hotel in Maspeth, Queens, into a homeless shelter, but City Hall says it’s not giving up.

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City Plans Reforms in Wake of Child's Death

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The de Blasio Administration is initiating reforms after missteps in the case of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins.

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Retailers Gear Up for Seasonal Hiring

Monday, October 03, 2016

Black Friday and the Christmas shopping craze are still months away, but now is the time when retailers start hiring seasonal workers.

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At Muslim Day Parade, a Desire to Show Dedication to God and U.S.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Muslim New Yorkers gathered for the 31st annual Muslim Day parade in midtown Manhattan on Sunday.

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In New York and New Jersey, Latest Census Numbers Tell Two Tales

Friday, September 16, 2016

New York City saw an increase in household income and a decline in poverty, while New Jersey saw smaller gains.

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In The Bronx, a Family Court Gives Special Attention to Babies

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A new program tries to build strong families by putting the youngest first.

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Safety Once Again Eludes J'Ouvert

Monday, September 05, 2016

Questions are being raised about the future of J’Ouvert after two people were killed during the event on Monday.

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Study Says NYC's Muni ID Program Is a Success

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Since a municipal identification card was introduced a year and a half ago, 863,646 New Yorkers got it.

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