Charlie Herman

Business and Economics Editor

Charlie Herman is the Business and Economics Editor for WNYC News and the national morning news program, The Takeaway. He regularly reports on local and national business stories at the station.  Charlie hosts WNYC's weekly finance segment, Money Talking and edits and produces the weekly tech segment New Tech City. Charlie joined the station in April 2010.

Prior to coming to WNYC, Charlie worked at ABC News for nearly 16 years. For more than five years, he oversaw the Business News Unit during the financial meltdown and recession. Prior to this position, he was the Deputy Bureau Chief in the Los Angeles Bureau overseeing news coverage for the western region of the U.S.

Before that, he was the Miami Bureau Producer from 2001 to 2003 where he covered events in Florida, the southern United States and in Latin America in countries such as Colombia, Cuba and Venezuela. 

In 2003, Charlie helped set up ABC News’ operations in Baghdad. He began his career at ABC News in the Washington Bureau in 1994.

During his time at ABC News, Charlie won a Business Emmy for a series of stories for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings entitled “The Broken Pension Promise,” and shared an Alfred I. DuPont and a Peabody Award with the news division for coverage of September 11, 2001.

Charlie Herman appears in the following:

Hurricane Sandy Forces Closures for Museums, Theaters

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has forced many cultural institutions in the tri-state region to close their doors Monday.

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Gov't. Cuts Led to Job Losses in September

Friday, October 08, 2010

The U.S. economy continues to lose jobs as the government reports Friday morning that 95,000 positions were cut from the nation’s payrolls.

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Signed Copy of Emancipation Proclamation to be Auctioned at Sotheby's

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

A copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Lincoln and owned by Robert Kennedy will be auctioned in New York. The copy Kennedy purchased is one of 48 signed by Lincoln and sold to raise money for the medical care of union veterans.

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Nation's Unemployment Rate Rises to 9.6 %

Friday, September 03, 2010

While large portions of the East Coast breathed a sigh of relief as Hurricane Earl lost strength overnight, another storm, this one economic, was also less damaging than expected.

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U.S. Employers Cut More Jobs Than Expected in July

Friday, August 06, 2010

The nation’s payrolls shrunk by 131,000 jobs last month. That's another troubling sign that the recent economic recovery could be stalling.

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Back to School: New York City Restaurants Receive Letter Grades for Sanitary Conditions

Monday, July 12, 2010

Starting later this month, color-coded grades based on restaurant food-safety conditions will begin appearing in prominent locations to the entrances of New York City’s nearly 24,000 eating establishments.

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US Economy Loses Jobs in June, As Expected

Friday, July 02, 2010

For the first time this year, the economy lost jobs largely as a result of 2010 census workers losing those temporary jobs in June.

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Business Roundup: Unemployment Claims Up, Inflation Stable, Mortgage Rates Low

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Labor and Commerce departments have released their latest economic reports.

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Foreclosure Filings Fall in May

Thursday, June 10, 2010

For the second month in a row, the number of homeowners receiving a foreclosure filing fell compared to the previous month.

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Countrywide to Pay $108M in Settlement

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The Federal Trade Commission announced on Monday that Countrywide Financial, now owned by Bank of America, will pay $108 million to settle charges that it collected excessive fees from homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages. The settlement represents the largest for the FTC in a mortgage servicing case. The money will be used to reimburse homeowners who had their loans serviced by Countrywide prior to Bank of America buying the company in July 2008.

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Jobs Report Falls Short of Expectations

Friday, June 04, 2010

The Labor Department released new jobs numbers on Friday that revealed a spike in temporary employment in May, and a lag in private sector hiring

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Pfizer to Cut 6,000 Jobs

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New York-based drugmaker Pfizer says it will reduce its global workforce by 6,000 employees over the next several years.

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April Foreclosure Rates Down 9 Percent

Thursday, May 13, 2010

But even as foreclosure rates dipped, bank repossessions of properties rose last month.

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Stock Markets Volatile, After Turbulent Day

Friday, May 07, 2010

Markets fell sharply today following a huge sell-off on Wall Street yesterday.

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