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:
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Mayor de Blasio announced an ambitious plan more than a year and a half ago to build more, better shelters, and to locate them more evenly throughout the city.
Friday, November 02, 2018
This week the city simplified its rental assistance programs to help reduce record homelessness.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
A new contract gives suburban New York workers four hours of paid leave on Election Day to cast their ballots.
Monday, October 15, 2018
More than 114,000 students in New York City schools were homeless at some point during the last school year.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Young anti-gun violence activists marked one year since the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history with a rally in New York City.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Poverty decreased and income increased in New York and New Jersey, according to the latest census figures.
Monday, August 20, 2018
WNYC reporter Mirela Iverac discusses her radio series, “Takedown in the Bronx.”
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Mirela Iverac talks about the NYPD's evolving gang strategy and the community's reaction to it.
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.
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.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Senate Republicans are urging alternatives to speed cameras, but newly released data raises questions about whether they work.
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.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
New Yorkers came out in force Sunday to celebrate the annual LGBTQ march, covering the city with rainbow flags.
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.