Her reports on the local, national, and international level have garnered her multiple honors, including two George Foster Peabody awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards, nine Emmy awards, two New York Press Club Golden Typewriter awards, and a first-place award from the Associated Press for her investigative reports. Her work has been recognized in editorials in the New York Times and the New York Post, as well as in a piece entitled “Marcia Kramer: Journalism at its Best,” which ran in the New York Observer in March 1998.
Most recently, Kramer broke a story exposing the improper use of lights and sirens by city government officials. Her story led to Mayor Bloomberg’s crackdown resulting in the removal of lights and sirens from hundreds of vehicles. Other credits include a report on people stealing school supplies and selling them on the Black Market, a story on schools that served old food past its freshness date, and a film exposing school board members vacationing in Las Vegas on taxpayer dollars. She has also been cited for her reports on the Swiss Banks and Nazi Gold that culminated in a decision by the Swiss to finally give back the money. Kramer is also known for her 1992 interview with President Clinton in which he confessed he “never inhaled.”
With 10 days to go Thursday before a possible Long Island Rail Road strike, many have been wondering just how far apart the two sides really are.
On Tuesday, former congressman Anthony Weiner faced cameras for the very first time since he left office in disgrace, and asked voters to give him a second chance.
It’s rarely easy finding a spot in New York City, but now a new proposal could make your life a lot less stressful. City residents may soon be given neighborhood parking permits.
Bernie Madoff’s sole serving son, Andrew, insists that even though he worked in the firm, he had no idea what his father was up to and that his part of the business was on the up and up.
Grapel, a 27-year-old law student accused of spying in Egypt, had a dramatic reunion with his family in Israel after another prisoner swap.
CBS 2 News has gotten action for a woman who lost her license for drunk driving even though she never had a drink. It’s a bureaucratic nightmare, but political reporter Marcia Kramer cut to the chase at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Instead of “the check is in the mail,” city drivers could soon find “the ticket is in the mail” if they step on the gas pedal too hard.
On the heels of Gilad Shalit returning home after spending five years in a Hamas prison, a second Israeli prisoner swap was being negotiated on Tuesday, one that hits real close to home.
Protesters’ attorneys with aides to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance will demand the dismissals, and if the DA balks they’ll occupy the courts by going to trial on each and every case.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg addressed the manure mess on Wednesday — the piles and piles of droppings left by horse-drawn carriages on the streets in and around Central Park. It’s a “nagging” problem, but does the city have a solution?
It’s a smelly problem that New York City apparently doesn’t want a whiff of – horse manure left by carriage horses has some people furious.
Late Tuesday afternoon, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie endorsed Mitt Romney to be the Republican presidential nominee — and he minced no words about why.
New details came to light Monday about a seemingly dangerous agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration and private helicopter tour companies.
Is it safe to have such a high volume of helicopter traffic over our city? That’s what many New York politicians want to know.
The frenzy over a possible Chris Christie presidential run has reached a fever pitch, but there is still no word from the new hamlet on the Hudson. There’s been a lot of flirting but no official “I’m in” or “I’m out.”
There’s stunning new information about why the NYPD has the weapons and the training to shoot airplanes out of the sky. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly spoke out Wednesday about the city’s efforts to fight terror.
Some 17 cops are expected to be indicted on charges said to include bribery, larceny, perjury and obstruction. Some 100 others will face non-criminal Police Department punishment.
Speculation about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie entering the 2012 presidential race was at a fever pitch Monday. Unhappiness with the rest of the candidates has Republicans telling Christie it’s time to run.
The United Nations Security Council took the first steps in considering the Palestinian’s request for statehood, meeting behind closed doors on Monday on the controversial bid. The arm twisting has begun.
There was a dramatic and defiant move at the United Nations on Friday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sidestepped two decades of failed negotiations and surged ahead with demands for Palestinian statehood.
President Obama said in public what he is also saying in private — that a Palestinian state can only be achieved by the Israelis and Palestinians going to the bargaining table and tackling the hard questions that face them.
The Israeli proposal would allow the Palestinians to establish a state within existing borders in Gaza and the West Bank and deal with all the tough stuff later.
The United Nations confrontation over Palestinian statehood became a major issue in the U.S. presidential race on Tuesday. Leading GOP contender Rick Perry accused President Barack Obama of appeasing terrorists and betraying Israel.
President Barack Obama headed to New York on Monday afternoon, just hours after rolling out his controversial plan to raise taxes. The battle is on over how to cut America’s staggering deficit.
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigned with Republican congressional candidate Bob Turner on Monday, trying to augment his surprising lead in the polls in Weiner’s heavily Democratic 9th Congressional District.
The crossroads of the world came to a grinding halt at various times Friday because for police Times Square has become the ground zero of the latest terror threat.
The latest terror threat has come out just as a brand new CBS/New York Times poll shows 1 out of 3 New Yorkers still thinks about the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks at least once a week. Here’s an exclusive look at the city’s post-9/11 security.
The gloves are off. The special election to replace Congressman Anthony Weiner has turned downright nasty.
If a picture was worth a thousand words, the images of New Jersey Governor Christie hugging, holding and consoling flooded-out Wayne homeowners are worth a whole lot more.
After essentially saying “see ya later, bye” to CBS 2 reporters trying to get him to personally explain the decision to drop the charges against French banker Strauss-Kahn, Manhattan DA Cy Vance explained himself Wednesday evening.
Tuesday’s earthquake that rattled Washington D.C. and snaked its way up the East Coast forced the evacuation of City Hall. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his staff were rushed outside by police security.
New York City’s overall crime rate could increase for the first time in decades, driven by alarming spikes in murder, rapes and robberies in many neighborhoods.
There’s a new war between Michael Bloomberg and state lawmakers over more red-light cameras on New York City streets. The mayor wants to “out” every lawmaker who won’t green light city plans for more of those “eye in the sky” ticket givers.
The Port Authority passed hefty toll and fare hikes on Friday. But instead of raising them all at once, commuters will be hit with five yearly increments.
Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo are riding to the rescue of people who use the PATH trains and the river crossings, including the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and the George Washington Bridge.
A published report says that an angry New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had some choice words for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
As he approaches the midpoint of his third term, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s standing among New Yorkers has hit its lowest point in six years.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger the keys to New York City after he ditched his plane in the Hudson River after a bird strike, saving all 155 people on board. On Tuesday, Sullenberger repaid the mayor with advice.
It’s being viewed by many as a bird-brained idea from city and federal officials, putting a garbage transfer station right in the flight path of planes flying to and from LaGuardia Airport.
There was a final farewell Thursday for one of New York’s most popular and colorful governors. Hugh Carey led the Empire State through the fiscal crisis of the 1970s. His funeral drew a bipartisan who’s who of New York’s political elite.
Governor Andrew Cuomo may just be ready to become a “gamblin’ man.” Cuomo has dropped his poker face and is actively considering legalizing casino gambling.
Drivers going into the Holland Tunnel on Tuesday probably thought their trip into Manhattan was among the last before rates were scheduled to skyrocket. But guess what? The Port Authority fooled you.
Former President Bill Clinton had it right when he said “it’s the economy, stupid.” And as our economic woes have increased so have Americans’ pessimism about where the country is going.
Sources inside Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration said that an investigation by the office of the Medicaid inspector general have turned up repeated violations of law that could deprive Soundview Health Clinics of all Medicaid funding.
Despite the recent ups and downs of the stock market that, economists say, could continue through the fall, there are some good news for consumers.
The debt deal is no deal at all for many of the most vulnerable residents in the Tri-State Area. They may face long-term pain.
By far the largest group marched to the United Nations to demand that all New Yorkers, all 20 million residents, not just the 212 members of the legislature, be given a say on whether same sex marriage should be legal.
There were charges Wednesday that the FDNY is stretched so thin that response times to a fire at an historic Upper East Side synagogue were agonizingly long and well above normal response times.
The demand has been overwhelming. Same-sex couples who want to get married Sunday — the first day it’s legal in New York — will have to enter a city lottery.
It’s called “Midtown in Motion,” a new traffic management system using microwave sensors, video cameras and E-ZPass readers to spot heavy congestion in a test area.
It’s a new one in the annals of city government. The cash-strapped Bloomberg administration has mounted a “sting operation” against city beekeepers — ticketing a Douglaston man for not watering his beehive.
Environmentally minded Mayor Michael Bloomberg is refusing to banish cars from Central Park, even though the plan enjoys wide community support.
You’ve heard about the Subway Series. Well, how about the Expressway Series?
There’s more bike bedlam in New York City, as the Department of Transportation starts installing new bike lanes in heavy traffic areas on First and Second Avenues in Manhattan.
Tri-State Residents, Politicians Weigh In On Possible Social Security, Medicare Changes As Part Of Debt Talks
Congressman Peter King said that nothing should be done to affect people already collecting benefits, but argues programs like Social Security and Medicare are unsustainable over the long term.
The Transportation Safety Administration is now warning international and domestic airlines traveling to the United States to be on the lookout for these new suicide bombers and to ramp up security.
The pledge should allow the summer jobs program to expand by up to 3,400 jobs. However, some are questioning whether the move is a genuine gesture or an attempt to buy the city’s good will.
The tri-state area was filled with tributes to to the 235th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
The lawyer for Strauss-Kahn’s alleged victim said publicly Friday that he believes that fear was holding Manhattan DA Cyrus R. Vance Jr. from moving forward with the case against the former IMF chief.
The right of same-sex couples to wed became reality in New York state late Friday night after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the controversial Marriage Equality Act into law.
There was marriage drama in Albany on Monday. A high-powered meeting between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers, ended with same-sex marriage in New York still stuck at the altar.
“It’s none of your business.” Those five words from Gov. Chris Christie over his children’s education have New Jersey voters in a tizzy.
On the day his wife returned from overseas, a porn star came forward to say Congressman Anthony Weiner asked her to lie about their steamy exchanges.
The official hint that Congressman Anthony Weiner may quit came on Tuesday. And there were suggestions that there’s more President Barack Obama can do to help ease him out.
The House Ethics Committee staff has initiated a preliminary inquiry into Rep. Anthony Weiner’s sexually charged online relationships with several women.
The calls for Weiner’s resignation come a day after the New York lawmaker, embroiled in a Twitter scandal, admitted he had online contact with a Delaware teenager.
Stunning and certainly unanticipated fallout emerged Wednesday from the so-called “Weinergate” scandal. A major Hollywood star now sees it as an opportunity to jump into the 2013 New York City mayoral race.
The heat is on. There were renewed calls Tuesday for the resignation of troubled Congressman Anthony Weiner from both political parties.
One notable no-show to Sunday’s Celebrate Israel Parade on Fifth Avenue was Congressman Anthony Weiner, whose absence apparently did not sit will with a top U.S. senator.
On Friday, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer tracked down one man who might be able to shed some light on the Congressman Anthony Weiner Twitter scandal.
Congressman Anthony Weiner said Thursday he’s finished talking about the lewd photo on Twitter. So CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer decided to go to his office on Capitol Hill to try to get you some answers. You’ll never believe what happened.
On Wednesday afternoon, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner refused to deny that he’s the one in the lewd photo that was sent to a college student, but later opened the door to the very real possibility that it could be.
The Borough Park traffic islands that CBS 2 first told you about six months ago, the ones that caused such chaos, are apparently going to be removed.
Congressman Anthony Weiner has hired an attorney in response to what some are calling “Weiner-gate” — the mystery of how a lewd photo that was sent from his Twitter account to a college student.
The Memorial Day weekend is synonymous with people packing up the car and heading out of town. But many of us are in for a rough ride; not because of traffic — but potholes.
Using the power of his deep pockets, Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday demanded that state lawmakers vote to legalize same-sex marriage this year.
President Barack Obama is urging Israel to pull back to 1967 borders, which has always been rejected, and he wants the Palestinians demilitarized. Obama’s speech was met with shock and dismay here in the Tri-State Area from both sides.
Michael Bloomberg has apparently caved-in to threats of legal action by the City Council. On Wednesday, the mayor released the list of the 20 fire companies that could be closed.
Where is he? In a city filled with politicians who are not shy with being in the spotlight, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been, well, missing in action.
Frank Shea is a much decorated former NYPD homicide cop who’s seen his share of gun battles. Now he’s worried about being caught in yet another one, only this time it could be a shot he might not expect.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not raising taxes, but his new budget seeks to squeeze every penny possible from New Yorkers, as he cuts corners in agency after agency.
In January 2009, President Barack Obama banned the use of waterboarding, but that controversial torture technique is now being credited with leading to the death of Osama bin Laden.
It’s a story of government bureaucracy that may be out of control. New York City wants a Queens homeowner to install a sidewalk on a block where other sidewalks don’t exist — and foot the bill.
New York City has been one of President Barack Obama’s favorite places to raise campaign cash, but his anti-Wall Street policies are apparently taking their toll.
A Houston congressman wants to play his own version of “Texas hold ‘em” to keep NASA from sending one of its retiring space shuttles to New York City. But Sen. Chuck Schumer isn’t having it.
Bloomberg’s selection of Black to succeed Klein was almost instantly controversial. The decision received withering criticism from parents and lawmakers.
The secret is out. CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer has learned exclusively some of the fire houses on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s chopping block. Some say shutting them down could put your safety at risk.
New York State Police are investigating threatening e-mails sent to a number of politicians, including Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Republican Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.
In a stunning move, the federal government granted a windfall $1.5 billion increase to the companies that produce electricity, sending bills soaring for the next three summers.
Town officials said they have taken to heart Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desire to consolidate some of the 4,000 municipalities that drive up costs and taxes.
On Day 3 of the attack on Libya, there were new air strikes and new demands. On Monday, President Barack Obama called for the replacement of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
It’s an unbelievable case of a Queens principal who seems to be undergoing a gigantic “senior moment.” He forgot to make his students take gym and now members of the senior class may not graduate.
State officials have suspended the license of the driver of the tour bus that crashed in the Bronx on Saturday, amid new questions about whether he should have even been issued a license to drive a bus.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s popularity has taken a huge nose dive, with New Yorkers giving him his lowest marks in eight years. But why? Former Mayor Ed Koch said he has an idea.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered a complete safety review of Westchester County’s Indian Point nuclear plant after startling new information was revealed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
There’s a new housing scam to report. Bad landlords, reportedly lining their pockets with taxpayer dough for housing the formerly homeless — but in deplorable conditions.
There was word of an expanding Albany corruption investigation on Friday. Sources say the pay-to-play probe that led to the indictment of Brooklyn Sen. Carl Kruger isn’t over.
Rep. Peter King’s hearings took an emotional turn when Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, tried to speak of the heroism and patriotism of Mohamad Salman Hamdani, a New York City EMT who died on 9/11.
There’s a new crackdown underway. Newly released undercover video shows a driver denying a man a ride. Rather than go to an out-of-Manhattan address, this driver left a paying customer in the dust.
“The reasons the hearings are focusing on the Muslim community, the president’s own national security advisor said al Qaeda is attempting to radicalize the Muslim-American community,” King said.