Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan is a staff reporter for New York Public Radio, covering the neighborhood beat. She also reports 'Reset', an ongoing series documenting police-community relations in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

She has worked at WNYC Radio since 2001 and has been a reporter in the newsroom since 2006.

Kathleen won a first place award from the Associated Press for her feature story on the lives of food delivery workers in 2005 and a National Headliner Award for a 2009 story on a Brooklyn Marine killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Her reporting has also aired nationally and internationally on NPR, PRI and the BBC.

Her book Relationship Obits: The Final Resting Place for Love Gone Wrong, was published in 2009.

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

New York City Taxi Driver Slashed in Alleged Bias Attack Speaks Out

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ahmed Sharif, the Muslim taxi driver whose neck was slashed Tuesday night, allegedly because of his religion, spoke out on the steps of City Hall this afternoon surrounded by dozens of supporters from The New York Taxi Workers Alliance and other groups.

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Borough Tales: Staten Island

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

All this summer, we've been catching up with the five keepers of the city’s past, the borough historians, who are in charge of studying and preserving the stories of New York’s neighborhoods, and all for no pay. This week, in our fourth installment, WNYC's Kathleen Horan takes the ferry to Staten Island.


Borough Tales: The Bronx

Friday, August 06, 2010

Here's a way to get to know your city: Ask the borough historian. All this summer, we've been catching up with the five men in charge of preserving and studying New York neighborhoods. This week, WNYC's Kathleen Horan takes us to the Bronx.


Collecting the History of Brooklyn

Friday, July 30, 2010

They promote landmark preservation, give tours and track down hundred-year-old documents. Their positions are mandated by state law...  but they don't make a penny for their work. They're the five city historians -- one for each borough. This summer, we'll be meeting them and finding out secret knowledge about their respective 'hoods.

Brooklyn Borough Historian Ron Schweiger has been training all his life for this position.


A Passion For All Things Queens

Monday, July 19, 2010

They give lectures and tours and help New Yorkers learn about their neighborhoods. Their positions are mandated by state law...but they don't make a penny for the job. They're the five city historians, one for each borough. This summer, we'll be meeting them and finding out some of the secret knowledge about their respective 'hoods.


Luna Park Opens at Coney Island

Friday, May 28, 2010

Coney Island's new amusement park opens this weekend.


TLC Revokes Licenses of Over 600 Cabbies

Friday, May 14, 2010

The city says it's gotten to the bottom of the taxi overcharging scam.


City Backtracks on Taxi Scam Allegations

Monday, March 22, 2010

The city is back-pedaling about how widespread the overcharging scam involving taxi drivers might have been.


New York Schools in Running for $700 Million

Thursday, March 04, 2010

New York is in the running to receive as much as $700 million in a federal grant competition called "Race to the Top."


City Targets Unlicensed Cabbies at Airports

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

As air travel heats up this holiday weekend, so will enforcement of unlicensed cabbies at the city's airports.