Shumita Basu is a reporter, host and producer in the newsroom. You can follow her on Twitter @shubasu.
You'll hear her on Morning Edition, where she responds to the news of the day with a New York/New Jersey angle. Whether she's catching you up on a local story, debunking a partly-true post that's in your news feed, or asking you to call in with your thoughts, her goal is to get you thinking about the role news plays in your day.
Previously Shumita was the social media and digital producer at The Brian Lehrer Show, which involved interacting with the show's highly-engaged, thoughtful audience across all digital platforms on a daily basis. It was, in few words, the best.
Read Shumita's latest reporting on Gothamist.
Shumita Basu appears in the following:
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
The app-based ride-hailing companies said their decision is due to new TLC wage regulations that require them to pay drivers a minimum of $17.22 per hour.
Monday, April 29, 2019
The first weekend of the L-train slow down, and calls from riders.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
"Conductor Gene" Ruocchio's regular riders threw him a retirement party during their morning commute.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Learn from leaders leveraging the power of the collective to approach community building. Hosted by WNYC's Shumita Basu.
Thursday, March 07, 2019
Learn how individuals are leveraging tech on the ground to make a collective impact for good. Hosted by WNYC's Shumita Basu.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Learn the everyday changes you can make to help create a truly just food system for all. Hosted by WNYC's Shumita Basu.
Friday, January 25, 2019
Stone's local connections go back from before he became close with Donald Trump.
Friday, January 18, 2019
Tell us two things: What's your favorite part of your commute, and what's your least favorite?
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Some Brooklyn business owners along the L train route are still wrapping their minds around Governor Cuomo's last-minute proposal to NOT shut down the train tunnel entirely.
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Some teachers are adding the classic role-playing game to shake things up in the classroom.
Monday, December 31, 2018
The change applies to businesses with at least 11 employees in New York City. For those with fewer workers, the minimum will be $13.50/hour, and is scheduled to jump to $15 next year.
Monday, December 24, 2018
Week of Dec. 24: Another farewell from Lin-Manuel Miranda (and Barack Obama), a surprise return by the Raconteurs, a new music session from VÉRITÉ, and a big ol’ box of gospel.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
If you commute by train, you might be one of those people who really savors the "quiet car." But whose job is it to speak up when someone breaks the silence?
Sunday, December 09, 2018
Protesters are calling for the Whitney Museum's board vice chair to step down, amid reports that Warren B. Kanders owns a company that manufactures and sells tear gas.
Friday, December 07, 2018
Nah, these little robin-sized owls are harmless. But New Yorkers are reporting more sightings this season, which means their migration has gone awry.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
The pay standard, which is set to go into effect in January, will increase some drivers' yearly salaries by $9,600.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Jerry Gant, who changed the face of Newark, was ubiquitous. "Wherever you happened to be, you'd run into him," said one friend. "And that's kind of what his art is as well."
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
WNYC checked in with grassroots organizers in the area to hear how they're pivoting to think ahead to 2020.
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Two reporters set out to talk to those who were highly engaged in the political moment, and others who were looking for ways in. Here are some key takeaways.
Monday, November 05, 2018
On the eve of Election Day, get inspired to find new ways to volunteer and step up in our communities. Hosted by WNYC reporters Shumita Basu and Yasmeen Khan.