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.

Karen DeWitt / New York State Public Radio

The Democratic Primary for lieutenant governor is turning out to be closer – according to the polls, anyway – than the governor’s race. New York City Councilmember Jumaane Williams is challenging incumbent Kathy Hochul for the post.

Holly Pickett / The New York Times via AP

Democratic primary voters on Thursday have a choice of four candidates for state attorney general, after former AG Eric Schneiderman resigned in May over allegations he physically abused several women that he dated.

Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Cuomo had been gaining momentum in the days leading up to the September 13th Democratic primary for governor, but two controversial incidents over the weekend could set the governor back in his race against challenger Cynthia Nixon.

J. Conrad Williams Jr. / Newsday via AP

Governor Andrew Cuomo and his democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon squared off in the only debate before the September 13 election in a testy and contentious hour-long discussion broadcast by CBS2 in New York City from Hofstra University on Long Island. 

Office of Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro / Bebeto Matthews / Frank Franklin II / AP

The end of August used to be considered a slow season in politics, but television ads released by Governor Andrew Cuomo, and his Republican challenger, Marc Molinaro, are getting heated. Molinaro says Cuomo insulted his pregnant wife while the governor’s campaign tried to bar the GOP candidate’s spot on state corruption from airing on television stations.

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