J.D. Allen

Assistant News Director

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's assistant news director. Formerly WAMC’s Berkshire bureau chief, he has reported for public radio stations, including bylines with WSHU, WNYC, WBUR, WNPR and NPR. J.D. has reported on healthcare and small businesses for "Long Island Business News" and real estate and land-use for The Express News Group newspapers. He's an adjunct at Stony Brook University's School of Journalism. J.D. holds a B.A. in journalism and sociology from Stony Brook University and an M.S. in communications from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

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Mark Lennihan / AP

Here’s the latest on the COVID-19 outbreak in the region:

The governors of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey have begun talks to come up with a regional plan for reopening businesses and restarting the economy. 

Mike Groll / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York health officials say the state is at, or very near, the peak of coronavirus-related fatalities. Governor Andrew Cuomo is cautiously optimistic, but still issuing dire warnings.

Kathy Willens / AP

Here’s the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region:

The USNS Comfort, the 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship in New York Harbor will now be used for COVID-19 patients.

Ted S. Warren / AP

Here’s the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region:

The federal government has started to deploy about 1,000 doctors, nurses, respiratory technicians and therapists to New York to help overwhelmed hospital systems. 

Ulrike Leone from Pixabay

New York regulators will allow the expansion of a long-dormant sand and gravel mine in East Hampton.