Gabriel Poblete covers New York state agencies for The City, a nonprofit digital news outlet dedicated to accountability reporting. Previously, he was the city reporter for Miami Today, reported on education in New Mexico for the Las Vegas Optic, was a junior reporter at The Real Deal, and interned at Crain’s and City & State. Poblete was born in Miami and earned a master’s degree at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York.
Beat: State agencies and their impact on New York City
State agencies have profound impact on the daily lives of New Yorkers. These agencies include the administration of health care, child welfare, affordable housing development and criminal justice. New York City depends on state agencies to authorize programs, grant permission for payments, referee disputes and much more. This reporter covers agency decisions, lawsuits challenging administrators, and the oversight of state contractors that run significant programs, like Medicaid.