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:
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.
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Individuals arrested for low-level crimes in Brooklyn are getting a chance to avoid court system if they participate in an art course.
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Bronx residents in the area where a New York Police Department officer was shot and killed said they were saddened by the tragedy.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
On the heels of a new state initiative to decrease homelessness on the subways, the city is expanding its own efforts.
Monday, July 29, 2019
The same non-profit faulted for ineffective homeless outreach at commuter rail hubs has an even larger contract for the subways.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says outreach workers spent more time in the office than interacting with the homeless and trying to move them to shelters.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Lynne Patton says keeping undocumented immigrants out of New York City public housing is 'not my personal priority.'
Monday, July 15, 2019
Christine Quinn's group advised some residents to leave in case federal authorities showed up with a warrant.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
New York City braced for immigration raids that didn’t come to pass on Sunday.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Governor Cuomo says the MTA should address the problem of increasing homelessness in subways.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
The program to divert them people who sleep on the subway from the criminal justice system and into shelters.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Ocean Bay Apartments is the city's first and the country's largest single-site conversion to an Obama-era program that relies on private companies to repair and renovate public housing.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
There are fewer homeless people on New York City’s streets, but more in the subway system.
Thursday, May 09, 2019
It takes longer to dispatch police officers to crime scenes in the Bronx than in other parts of the city.
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
A state appellate court has ruled that New York City can no longer arrest children who run away from foster care.
Monday, May 06, 2019
More than 80 percent of foster parents had not undergone the requisite background checks, training or other required steps to be certified.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The Coalition for the Homeless argues Mayor de Blasio's policies are exacerbating the problem.
Monday, April 15, 2019
NYCHA says it will test 135,000 public housing apartments to determine exactly how many have lead paint.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
A look at the ongoing homelessness crisis, what the city is doing and why nothing seems to be working.
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.