J.D. Allen

News Editor

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's afternoon news editor. Formally 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 Press News Group newspapers. He also hosted, produced and engineered award-winning programs at WUSB Stony Brook. An avid fencer in his free time, 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.

Charles Krupa / AP

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants New York’s Department of Financial Services to investigate reports of nurses being denied life insurance for carrying the opioid reversal drug Naloxone.

Hans Pennink / AP

Republicans in the New York State Senate say changes to the parole system proposed by Democrats forget about the victims of violent felony offenses.

Sue Ogrocki / AP

Standardized math testing for grades 3 through 8 in New York will wrap up in May. Many schools will implement paper testing this week, after state education officials cancelled computer-based testing due to a software glitch this month.

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

As Earth Day was celebrated Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that bans single use plastic bags in grocery stores and other retail shops in New York State. The ban takes effect March 1, 2020.

Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo took executive action today to promise families of fallen soldiers from New York free tuition at state colleges and universities.