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:
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
An analysis of discretionary funding found Council members who voted against the controversial budget received an average of seven times less funding.
Monday, August 10, 2020
This week, experimental electric guitars by Dither, guitar rock from Mali by Songhoy Blues, Jamaican dancehall by Popcaan, and a reinvented British folk song from Bonny Light Horseman.
Monday, August 10, 2020
The nation's largest school system has a month to get its buildings and staff in place during a pandemic.
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order effectively blocking evictions expires at midnight.
Monday, August 03, 2020
Gov. Murphy says the state is at a "very dangerous place," as the state's transmission rate has reached its highest level since April.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Two new independent reports from New York City budget watchdogs show that the city may not be saving as much as it thinks.
Friday, July 10, 2020
A governor's task force reveals the 12 companies that received $578 million in tax breaks, all of which are now suspended pending further review.
Thursday, July 09, 2020
The Supreme Court delivered a loss to President Trump and his quest to shield his tax returns. But don't expect the unveiling of the president's financial documents anytime soon.
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
The largest public school system in the country says things will not be back to normal for students and faculty in the fall.
Monday, July 06, 2020
Sample bird song from Colombia from Monte (aka Simón Mejía of Bomba Estéreo), music by the late Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa, and BRIT Award-winning singer Jorja Smith.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Basketball courts will get their rims back, but indoor dining might have to wait.
Monday, June 22, 2020
Week of June 22: This week, new music from Beyoncé, Bob Dylan, and Public Enemy, and a stunning return from Phoebe Bridgers. Plus, Japanese-Colombian collaborators, Minyo Crusaders.
Saturday, June 06, 2020
There's a huge chasm between how Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Shea characterize police tactics at the protests, and how many New Yorkers experience them in the street.
Friday, May 29, 2020
Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers could return to work as soon as next month. But one thing that hasn't been addressed yet is the question of HOW they'll get there.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Restaurants began service customers outside. Retails shops, some malls, zooms and museums also opened.
Monday, May 18, 2020
The New York City Board of Elections has started mailing 3.6 million absentee ballot applications to registered voters for next month's primary election.
Friday, May 15, 2020
Five upstate regions have met the threshold to begin a gradual reopening of non-essential businesses.
Monday, May 11, 2020
One of Newark's largest hospitals is getting an up-close look at how long-standing disparities in healthcare are playing out in the coronavirus pandemic.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Before the coronavirus, Tuesday would have been the Democratic presidential primary in New York. But state officials have cancelled it altogether.
Monday, April 27, 2020
WNYC Morning Edition host Richard Hake has died. WNYC's former Morning Edition host Soterios Johnson and current WNYC host/reporter Shumita Basu brought their memories of him to air.