Eliza Shapiro Joins Metro to Cover Education

We’re thrilled to announce that Eliza Shapiro, one of the brightest stars in New York journalism, is joining Metro to cover education.

Eliza was most recently a reporter at Politico, where she spent the last five years covering New York City schools out of Room 9 in City Hall. Editors and reporters on Metro have long admired her as a tenacious reporter with an uncanny ability to churn out scoops.

Credit: Celeste Sloman

At Politico, she published a multipart investigation into challenges at New York City’s largest charter school, including financial issues and teacher and student turnover. She revealed how City Hall struggled to manage the city’s homeless student crisis. And she spent years covering entrenched segregation in the city’s schools, particularly in the specialized high schools.

Before joining Politico, Eliza was a breaking news reporter for The Daily Beast, where she covered the Aurora and Newtown shootings and the aftermath of the Boston bombings and Hurricane Sandy.

She graduated from Columbia, where she barely accumulated enough credits for her history major because she was writing and coordinating 10 posts a day for the university’s undergraduate news site, Bwog. She interned at The New York Observer and Capital New York. A native Manhattanite, she now lives in Brooklyn.

— Cliff Levy and Amy Virshup