About Us – FAQ

What is MetroFocus?

MetroFocus is a multi-platform news magazine program focusing on the New York region. The MetroFocus program features news, smart conversations, in-depth reporting, content from many partners and solutions-oriented reports from the community. Major areas of coverage include sustainability, education, science and technology, the environment, transportation, poverty and underserved communities, government and politics, the economy, urban development and other news in the metropolitan region.

MetroFocus is the recipient of the New York State Broadcasters Association’s 2014 “Serving New York” award, the New York State Broadcasters Association’s 2014 “Excellence in Broadcasting” award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series, the New York State Broadcasters Association’s 2013 “Excellence in Broadcasting” award for outstanding locally produced TV show, the Press Club of Long Island’s 2013 Media Award for Breaking News Video and the Press Club of Long Island’s 2012 Media Award for Television, Non-Deadline News. Rafael Pi Roman also won a 2014 New York State Emmy award for his role as the host of MetroFocus.

What geographic area does MetroFocus cover?

MetroFocus covers stories, issues and happenings of interest to the people in the Tri-State area, including all five boroughs of New York City, as well as stories of broad interest in Long Island, New Jersey, the Lower Hudson Valley in New York and Connecticut’s Fairfield County.

What if I want to pitch a story idea for MetroFocus?

We welcome good ideas. If you have a story you think we should cover visit our Contact Page to get in touch with us. We review all pitches and ideas; unfortunately we cannot respond to every email.

Who is MetroFocus?

The MetroFocus staff is a vibrant group of tech-savvy journalists, all of whom have worked across multiple platforms including television, radio, digital and print media. Meet the team here.

Is there a MetroFocus app? How can I get MetroFocus content on my smartphone?

The MetroFocus app for iPhone is available for download on the iPhone App Store. The free mobile app offers the latest news, culture and feature stories. Download our free app today.

My organization is interested in exploring a content sharing or cross-promotional arrangement with MetroFocus – who do we call? More FAQ

Our relationships with various nonprofits and media organizations help us bring attention to critical issues that affect our region. Please visit our Contact Page to get in touch with us.

How can I or my organization support MetroFocus though individual giving, underwriting, online advertising, corporate or foundation sponsorship?

MetroFocus invites donors and sponsors who are interested in reaching a diverse, engaged New York audience and who support our mission. For more information, visit our Contact Page.

What are MetroFocus’ production and editorial standards?

All WNET and Affiliate personnel, contractors, and agents involved in or supporting factual and documentary programming and reporting are responsible for compliance with WNET’s Production Guidelines. In addition, PBS has a comprehensive set of editorial standards and funding guidelines, available here.

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