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:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The shelter in Crown Heights was supposed to be the first to open in the mayor's plan to build 90 new shelters across the city.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
The mayor plans to help the homeless stay in the neighborhoods they come from and distribute shelters more fairly across the city. Can he do both at once?
Thursday, February 23, 2017
The number of people in the city’s homeless shelter system is at a historic high. That’s partly because the number of people being found eligible for shelter is higher.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Administration for Children's Services faced criticism over several high-profile deaths before the previous commissioner resigned.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Some advocates say the city should do more to improve the accuracy of its annual homeless count.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
The sisters were killed Wednesday, following a radiator malfunction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
The de Blasio Administration is initiating reforms after missteps in the case of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins.
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.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Muslim New Yorkers gathered for the 31st annual Muslim Day parade in midtown Manhattan on Sunday.
Friday, September 16, 2016
New York City saw an increase in household income and a decline in poverty, while New Jersey saw smaller gains.