Carly Berlin covers housing and infrastructure for Vermont Public and VTDigger. Previously, she was the metro reporter for New Orleans Public Radio, where she focused on housing, transportation and city government. Her stories have aired on Marketplace, Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Before working in radio, she was the Gulf Coast Correspondent for Southerly, where she reported on disaster recovery across south Louisiana during two recording-breaking hurricane seasons. Much of that coverage centered on the aftermath of Hurricanes Laura and Delta in Lake Charles at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and was supported by a grant from the Pulitzer Center. Berlin grew up in Atlanta and earned a BA in English with a Creative Writing concentration from Bowdoin College in 2018. She’s an avid bird watcher and ultimate frisbee player.
Beat: Housing and infrastructure
Vermont Public and VTDigger jointly support this journalist, who covers two of the most vexing challenges facing Vermont: a dearth of housing and aging infrastructure. The state’s greatest infrastructure challenge is the availability, affordability and condition of housing. This reporter also addresses other infrastructure needs facing the state, including broadband, transportation, water and sewer. The beat’s subjects include state government, regional planners, municipal leaders, developers, contractors and telecom companies—but each story is grounded in the experience of Vermonters who rely on these services, and are struggling to build lives in our state.