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Marie Cusick

Marie Cusick is the WMHT/Capital Region reporter for the Innovation Trail and New York NOW.

She contributes television, radio, and digital reports to public stations throughout the state. Her television reports can be seen on New York NOW and on WNET Thirteen's New York City public television show, MetroFocus.

Her radio work has appeared nationally on NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition and regionally on WNYC.

Marie joined WMHT from her hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania where she was a general assignment reporter for a cable TV news station. She previously worked as an anchor and reporter for the ABC affiliate in Casper, Wyoming. She began her broadcasting career on the assignment desk at WBZ-TV in Boston.

  • Pennsylvania is the fastest-growing state for natural gas production, but the development is cutting through swathes of previously unbroken forests. Some scientists say this could affect wildlife, which perform important functions like climate and insect control.
  • A report three years ago found serious problems in the nation's forensic science community, but since then, little has changed. In many states, lab employees report to law enforcement, potentially undermining their impartiality. And only a few states require labs to be accredited.