Lisa Chow is the economics reporter at WNYC. She tries to explore in her stories surprising aspects of New York’s many economies—in plain view or hidden, in neighborhoods or sectors.
She has reported on why produce in Chinatown is so cheap, how two entrepreneurs planned to make money buying bad mortgages, and how pawnshops have capitalized on the rising price of gold. Before coming to WNYC, Lisa worked as an assistant editor at NPR’s Morning Edition program, where she booked guests, edited interviews, and reported stories for the business segment. She has also worked as a newspaper reporter in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Brown University and a master’s degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She lives in Brooklyn.
Lisa Chow appears in the following:
Friday, August 13, 2010
The city can now move forward with its plan to expand van service in neighborhoods where the MTA made cuts.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Poverty advocates say the newly passed $26 billion jobs bill will hurt New York City's nearly 2 million food stamp recipients.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
If a restaurant fails its health inspection, you might think it had rats, mice or roaches.
Friday, May 07, 2010
New York's state and city pension funds have announced a nearly $630 million settlement with Countrywide and its accounting firm KPMG.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
An audit by New York City's comptroller says the agency responsible for economic development owes the city more than $125 million.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Will investigate the practice of padding pensions by working overtime in the last three years of service.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
His third term won't officially start until Friday, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed the oath of office the third, and presumably final, time today.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
The city's unemployment rate has fallen to 10 percent, matching the national unemployment rate.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Gov. David Paterson says New York has just $3 million in cash on hand and he will decide this week what payments to defer so the state can stay solvent.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Two former Bear Stearns executives are expected to testify this week in the first criminal trial related to the subprime mortgage meltdown.