Karen DeWitt

Capitol Bureau Chief, New York State Public Radio

Karen has covered state government and politics for New York State Public Radio, a network of 10 New York and Connecticut stations, since 1990.  She is also a regular contributor to the statewide public television program about New York State government, New York Now. She appears on the reporter’s roundtable segment, and 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.

Mary Altaffer / AP

Governor Cuomo has both a primary challenger and several general election challengers as he seeks a third term in office. But New Yorkers might be forgiven for mistakenly thinking that the governor is actually running against President Trump.

Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Cuomo says he’s ordered his Department of Financial Services to reject requests by health insurance companies to raise rates in response to actions by the Trump administration to weaken the Affordable Care Act.

Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Cuomo is enjoying solid support from the leaders of most of the major unions in New York, as he runs for a third term in office. But Cuomo’s relationship with organized labor was not always so sunny.

Mary Altaffer / AP

The former speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday, after being convicted for a second time on federal corruption charges.

Mike Groll / AP

A newly formed group is reaching out to public worker union members in New York, informing them of their rights, under the recently decided U.S. Supreme Court Janus case, to opt out of their unions. But union leaders say the organization is a front group for anti-union billionaires.

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