Sean Carlson

Host, WNYC/WQXR News

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:

January 1: More Than Just News Year's Day

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

For many U.S. immigrants and refugees, January 1st is more than just the start of the calendar new year.


New York Ends 2019 in a Week of Rampant Anti-Semitism

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

A week of anti-semitic attacks in New York City culminated in five people being stabbed at a Hanukkah party outside the city Saturday night. 


It Could Be Another 257 Years Before Women Are Paid the Same as Men

Monday, December 30, 2019

That's 50 years longer than what was predicted just last year. 


The Highs and Lows of 2019 Movies

Monday, December 30, 2019

Film critic Rafer Guzman weighs in on some overlooked highlights from 2019, and also talks about his least favorite movies of the year.


Why Streaming Music "Year End" Lists Strike a Chord

Friday, December 06, 2019

"New Sounds" host John Schaefer stops by to talk about why most-listened-to lists allow music fans be their own critics.

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Rutgers Football Coach's $32 Million Contract Draws Cheers and Criticism

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Besides a multimillion dollar salary, returning coach Greg Schiano will get access to private planes and a country club membership. 


The Balloons Flew At The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Albeit A Little Lower Than Usual

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The annual Macy's Thanksgiving parade had no major problems Thursday with its big balloons despite windy conditions.


Report: Fear Driving in Uptick in Number of Immigrants Visiting Soup Kitchens

Sunday, November 24, 2019

The report from the Food Bank for New York says Trump Administration policies making families wary of taking federal aid out of fear they'd jeopardize their immigration status


Who Is Congressman Jeff Van Drew, the New Jersey Democrat Who Voted Against the Impeachment Inquiry?

Friday, November 01, 2019

The Democratic congressman from New Jersey is getting national attention for voting no on the impeachment inquiry resolution. 

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Rutgers Softball Players Accuse Coaches of Abuse

Thursday, October 31, 2019

It's the third time in six years that Rutgers coaches have been accused of abusive tactics. 


A Reconfigured MoMA Showcases Hidden Gems From Its Collection

Friday, October 18, 2019

The iconic museum is expanding its definition of modern art beyond the Western canon.


Listen to Conference-Goers at Trump Resort Chant for “War!”

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

It’s the same conference that played a controversial video of a Trump avatar shooting political opponents and members of the media.


Can Pet Shelters Offer New Clues to Prevent Suicide?

Friday, October 04, 2019

New York is piloting a new suicide prevention program, modeled after "death investigations" in Oregon. 


Is It Recyclable?

Thursday, September 19, 2019

WNYC's Sean Carlson steps up to the buzzer for a special game show we put together called, Is It Recyclable?. Ever wonder about dental floss? Listen, laugh, and wonder no more. 

Cuomo on Ammo Database: Show Me the Bill

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." 

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What the Justice Department Decision in the Garner Case Means for New Yorkers

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.

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The Mayor Is Banning Glass and Steel Skyscrapers? Maybe Not So Much

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mayor de Blasio's proposal to "ban" new glass-and-steel construction is less straightforward than it sounds.

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It's Civics Week for New York City Students

Sunday, April 07, 2019

As part of the mayor's DemocracyNYC initiative, public schools in the city will hold events and voter registration drives.


Hunger and Homelessness Can Be Hidden Costs of Higher Education

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Recent reports suggest food and housing insecurity are more widespread at CUNY and SUNY schools than it may seem.

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City Council Considering Bill Updating Flawed Legionnaires' Law

Monday, March 25, 2019

The tougher law would mandate more rigorous tracking of the cooling system apparatuses that can cause the potentially deadly pneumonia.

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