Karen DeWitt

Capitol Bureau Chief at New York State Public Radio

Karen DeWitt is Capitol Bureau Chief for New York State Public Radio, a network of 10 public radio stations in New York State. She has covered state government and politics for the network since 1990.

A regular contributor to 'New York NOW,' she frequently appears on the Reporters' Roundtable segment and often interviews newsmakers.

Karen previously worked for WINS Radio, New York, and has written for numerous publications, including Adirondack Life and the Albany newsweekly Metroland.

She is a past recipient of the prestigious Walter T. Brown Memorial award for excellence in journalism from the Legislative Correspondents Association and was named Media Person of the Year for 2009 by the Women's Press Club of New York State.

Karen is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Karen at a Mike Bloomberg press conference in Albany.

Karen interviewing SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher

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Governor Cuomo is making some changes to prevent any future bid rigging in some of his major economic development projects. But critics on both the left and the right say the governor is failing to address the bigger picture , whether the $8.6 billion dollars’ worth of  programs is an effective use of public monies.

Matt Ryan

The criminal charges against nine of Governor Cuomo’s associates are the latest incident in a wave of corruption that has enveloped the State Capitol for the past several years.  When Cuomo first became Governor in 2011, he promised to do something about it. So far, he has not been particularly successful.  

WMHT

A former Cuomo Administration official is among those  named in a criminal complaint by US Attorney Preet Bharara, and accused of carrying out kickback and bribery schemes over a period of several years. Many of those illegal acts, the complaint alleges, involve the governor’s much-touted Upstate economic development programs, including the Buffalo Billion.

Karen DeWitt

A new poll shows that Hillary Clinton is still far ahead of Donald Trump among New York voters, but Clinton has some weak points.

Matt Ryan

The New York State Legislature is more popular these days, according to a Siena College poll.

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