Before coming to New York Public Radio, Sean worked in print, online and radio news around the mid-Atlantic region and Alaska, covering topics including crime, culture and salmon. His investigative reporting and anchoring of election coverage has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, the New York Press Association and the Delaware Press Association.
A New Jersey native, Sean lives in Brooklyn and spends his free time most likely burning something in the kitchen or exploring the unexplored corners of Prospect Park. He holds a B.A. from the New School University in Greenwich Village and an M.A. from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.
Sean Carlson appears in the following:
Friday, August 09, 2019
The governor has touted New York's gun control laws as the "most aggressive" in the nation. He says an ammunition database has been delayed because implementation is "complicated."
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
The officer who appeared to apply a banned chokehold on Eric Garner five years ago remains on the force, and it's a flashpoint for Mayor, and presidential candidate, Bill de Blasio.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Mayor de Blasio's proposal to "ban" new glass-and-steel construction is less straightforward than it sounds.
Sunday, April 07, 2019
As part of the mayor's DemocracyNYC initiative, public schools in the city will hold events and voter registration drives.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Recent reports suggest food and housing insecurity are more widespread at CUNY and SUNY schools than it may seem.
Monday, March 25, 2019
The tougher law would mandate more rigorous tracking of the cooling system apparatuses that can cause the potentially deadly pneumonia.
Monday, March 18, 2019
This week, (almost) all roads lead to Africa with Angelique Kidjo’s Celia Cruz tribute, Dexter Story's Ethiopop-influenced music, Carlos Santana with Buika, and Malawi's Lazarus.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
After his federal convictions, a Trump ally faces charges in state court.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Now comes the hard part: converting some lawmakers' "nays" into "yeas" in order to assure passage before a vote takes place on the bill on March 25th.
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Police and SWAT team units rushed to a Bronxville hospital late Sunday after two patients reported seeing a man with a shotgun. Officials later concluded it was a false alarm.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Amid political and public pressure, Amazon walked away from Queens. Seattle is not surprised.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
This is the first death of an officer on duty this year.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
A new report by Bloomberg News details the threat climate change poses to the bustling transit corridor.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
The mayor says the leadership change at the city Office of Emergency Management "could have been handled better all around."
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Amazon's development in Queens has politicians and residents protesting in the streets. But one writer says the plan may yield broad benefits in the long run.
Monday, November 26, 2018
A state legislative committee has voted to send a bill legalizing recreational marijuana to a floor vote.
Monday, November 26, 2018
Host Helga Davis stops by to talk about her chats with cultural luminaries and her "unconventional life in performance."
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has an inspection system that's 20-years-old and, as this investigation found, largely ineffective.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Three years after the passage of legislation meant to limit outbreaks of Legionnaires' Disease, officials say they're still not sure how many cooling towers are left unregistered.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Almost half of the city's cooling towers are out of compliance with the law.