Terry Sheridan

News Director

Terry Sheridan is an award-winning radio journalist. As part of his duties as new director for WSHU, he oversees and mentors a newsroom staffed by students of Sacred Heart University and the Stony Brook School of Journalism, where he is also a lecturer and adjunct professor.

Sheridan was a longtime reporter for 1010 WINS Radio in New York City, covering everything from 9/11 and its aftermath to the Occupy Wall Street movement. He was more recently heard on NBC News Radio and its flagship station, WOR. His reports have aired on NPR, the BBC, ABC, and the CBC. He is also a regular contributor to The Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk 106-108 in Dublin, Ireland.

Terry is president of “The Inner Circle of City Hall Reporters,” a group of New York City area journalists that roast the mayor and governor each year for New York City-based charities.

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Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence via AP

The lawyer for the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of exposing himself in her Yale dorm room in 1983 says the FBI “is not conducting, or not being permitted to conduct a serious investigation.”

In a series of tweets, John Clune, who represents Deborah Ramirez, says lawyers gave the FBI the names of at least 20 people who could give corroborating evidence to back up allegations made by Ramirez, who was was interviewed by the FBI on Sunday.

Win McNamee / Getty Images via AP

Christine Blasey Ford testified at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing Thursday. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, says he believes Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault while in high school.

Richard Drew / AP

Governor Andrew Cuomo handily won in a Democratic primary against actor Cynthia Nixon. Cuomo’s current lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul also won, as did Cuomo’s choice for attorney general, New York City Public Advocate Tish James.

Town of Southampton

The Town of Southampton has reached a deal to buy and preserve the piece of property where the remains of a Shinnecock tribe member were discovered last month.

The town will pay builders KB Southampton $450,000 for the property. The Town Board will hold a public hearing on October 9 to discuss the purchase using Community Preservation Funds.

The remains were discovered by a construction crew on August 13, and work was stopped.

Courtesy of the Nobel Prize

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has honored the Stony Brook scientist whose work led to the development of the MRI, declaring his work a “historical milestone.”

A plaque honoring the late Paul Lauterbur will be on display at the Stony Brook Medical Research and Translation building.

According to his daughter Elise, Lauterbur had his eureka moment while chewing on a hamburger at a Pittsburgh Big Boy restaurant. 

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