New York City’s favorite morning anchor pulls back the curtain on the biggest stories around the five boroughs – the impactful, fascinating, and extraordinary headlines reported each week by Spectrum News NY1. Through intimate conversations with the newsroom’s expert journalists, Pat Kiernan illuminates what matters to resident New Yorkers and New Yorkers at heart.
George Santos stops reelection bid
For months, New York Rep. George Santos remained defiant and said he would stay in office despite uncovered lies, federal indictments and calls for resignation from both sides of the aisle. But last week, following a scathing report from the United States House Committee on Ethics that accused him of fraud, Santos said he wouldn't seek reelection. What made him change course? And will his colleagues vote him out before the next election? Anchor Pat Kiernan answers these questions with NY1 Managing Director of New York Politics Bob Hardt and Washington correspondent Kevin Frey.
Inside NY1: Sitting down with anchor Lewis Dodley
There has been just one person bringing the news from the anchor desk since NY1 began, and his name is Lewis Dodley. As the nighttime anchor, he has brought his unbiased storytelling and iconic voice to New Yorkers for more than 30 years. As a part of a new series, NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan speaks with his colleague about how Dodley got into the business, where he finds inspiration and his hopes for the future of news.
The city might need a new approach to housing the homeless
Are there better ways to house people experiencing homelessness in New York? Elected officials have not reached a consensus on the best way to approach this issue, and the city shelter system has been further stressed recently with the arrival of thousands of migrants. So host Pat Kiernan analyzed Houston, which has moved 25,000 people into housing in the past decade. He also speaks with the CEO of a nonprofit to learn lessons that could be applied to New York.
A look inside classic New York City delis
Reubens on rye bread and platters of sturgeon and lox have long been staples at New York City delis. Some of these spots have become city institutions, bringing locals and tourists into their doors for a unique experience that is not possible anywhere else. But over the years, the definition of what it means to be a deli has expanded, and so have the menus. Anchor Pat Kiernan speaks with NY1 reporter Eric Feldman about some of the deli classics and what it means to be a beloved city delicatessen.
The latest on the city’s influx of arriving migrants
Last week, President Joe Biden and his administration extended a federal policy for Venezuelan migrants in the United States, allowing for wider permissions like legal work permits. What does that mean for the thousands of migrants in the city, of which 40% are Venezuelan? And where does Mayor Eric Adams stand on the issue after saying the migrant situation would “destroy” the city? And how do New Yorkers feel living in a place long known for accepting immigrants? NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan speaks with political reporter Kelly Mena about all this and more.
City students facing big changes as they return to school
As the new school year kicks off, there are big changes for city public school students. For the first time in years, they will learn to read using a new curriculum. The change is part of an effort to increase comprehension, a problem highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, schools around the five boroughs will absorb around 20,000 migrant children. NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan speaks with education reporter Jillian Jorgensen about what awaits students and teachers this school year.
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Pat Kiernan may be the last impartial reporter left out there! He reports a story without a slant and this concise podcast is a great way to keep up with the latest local news issues. Highly recommend!
My workday literally starts with turning on NY1 while I’m still in bed. The dog and I can then get up and start our day. And this podcast is just more good Pat Kiernan/NYC content. (Love hearing about the beginnings of theater - and the Knicks! returning slowly to normal!💙)