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.

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Many COVID-19 pandemic restrictions will end on Wednesday in New York, including capacity restrictions for some sporting events, indoor gatherings, and offices. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who set the date for the reopening earlier this month, is not yet ready to abide by new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that say fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks in most settings.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a vaccination site in New York on March 8, 2021.
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It’s been over two months since New York Attorney General Letitia James began investigating multiple allegations of sexual harassment against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a Feb. 22, 2021, press briefing.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo fueled new controversy this week over sexual harassment allegations against him, when he sought to redefine the definition of sexual harassment in state law.

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Saying she and other adult sexual abuse survivors deserve their day in court, Marissa Hoechstetter is looking to the New York state Legislature to make that possible.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that all State and City University of New York students will have to get a COVID-19 vaccination if they want to enroll in the fall semester.

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