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Arun Venugopal

Reporter, WNYC News

Arun Venugopal is a reporter who focuses on issues of race and immigration. He also serves as a regular host of the station's Midday program.

Arun was the creator and host of Micropolis, a series about race and identity. He is a contributor to NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He has appeared on PBS Newshour, On the Media and Studio 360, and has been published in The GuardianThe Wall Street Journal and Salon. He also frequently serves as an emcee and moderator of panel discussions on race, religion and identity issues. He lives with his family in Queens.

Read Arun's latest reporting on Gothamist.


Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Micropolis Live: Surviving Solitary

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Watch as former inmates who survived solitary confinement share their experiences in story-slam performances and conversation. Hosted by Arun Venugopal. 


Micropolis: Double Dutch, Beats and Play

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Watch as WNYC's Arun Venugopal explores play with Kyra Gaunt, award-winning choreographer Camille A. Brown and National Double Dutch Champs, the Honey Bees.


Micropolis: Beyond Outrage

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Join Arun Venugopal, Kayhan Irani, Nore Davis, and Elie Mystal for a re-examination of the ways in which humor and wit allow for a more nuanced understanding of human (racial) affairs. 

Political Party with Keli Goff: Election Night Party

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Join us via live stream for our Election Night party with WNYC, in partnership with Guardian US and Refinery29. Games, commentary and live updates. 


Video Webcast: Ayad Akhtar, Rozina Ali and Haroon Moghul Talk Being Muslim in America

Monday, February 29, 2016

Mon, Feb 29, watch a live video stream of our conversation on Muslim identity, faith and culture in America and abroad. WNYC's Arun Venugopal hosts.


The Greene Space

The NEXT New York Conversation: Charter Schools: What’s Next for New York?

Monday, May 17, 2010

5:00 PM

WNYC News explores daily life in charter schools from the student and educator perspective, parental satisfaction with the system, and the future of state policy in advance of the June 1st deadline for federal Race to the Top funds.

The Greene Space

The NEXT New York Conversation: Out From Behind The Wheel

Monday, April 12, 2010

2:00 PM

If you work behind the wheel for a living, driving a yellow cab, we want to hear from you!