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Newsday journalists make it their mission to report the facts, uncover the truth and inform you about what’s really happening in our community. They’re passionate about producing independent local journalism that empowers Long Islanders to live a better and more informed life.

As the publisher of Newsday, I’ve seen first-hand how vital quality journalism is to our local community and how it can affect positive change. Our journalists are working on your behalf to shine a light on your local governments, probe corruption wherever it may be and keep a watch on your schools, your neighborhoods, crime, and the environment.    READ MORE  right arrow


Meet our Journalists

Joseph Ostapiuk
Joseph Ostapiuk

Joseph Ostapiuk

Towns Reporter
  • Molloy College
  • Hockey enthusiast

Joseph’s Story

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Tara Smith
Tara Smith

Tara Smith

Towns Reporter
  • Arcadia University
  • Green thumb

Tara’s Story

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Macy Egeland
Macy Egeland

Macy Egeland

Anchor / Reporter
  • Minnesota State U
  • Ranch dressing connoisseur

Macy’s Story

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Colin Stephenson
Colin Stephenson

Colin Stephenson

NY Rangers beat writer
  • St John’s University
  • Reggae Boyz & Liverpool fan

Colin’s Story

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Mark Harrington
Mark Harrington

Mark Harrington

Staff writer
  • San Diego State U
  • Recovering Instagrammer

Mark’s Story

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Marie Elena Martinez
Marie Elena Martinez

Marie Elena Martinez

FeedMe reporter
  • University of Michigan
  • Girl Mom

Marie Elena’s Story

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Olivia Winslow
Olivia Winslow

Olivia Winslow

Demographics/General assignment
  • Howard U/Temple U
  • Church singer

Olivia’s Story

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Grant Parpan
Grant Parpan

Grant Parpan

Suffolk/Federal Courts Reporter
  • Longwood High School
  • Visited 17 MLB ballparks

Grant’s Story

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Tiffany Cusaac-Smith
Tiffany Cusaac-Smith

Tiffany Cusaac-Smith

General assignment reporter
  • Howard University
  • Enjoys playing the piano

Tiffany’s Story

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Robert Brodsky
Robert Brodsky

Robert Brodsky

Breaking news reporter
  • Queens College & AU
  • Everyone calls me Brodsky

Robert’s Story

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Jim Baumbach
Jim Baumbach

Jim Baumbach

Investigative Reporter
  • St. John’s University
  • Dave Matthews Band fan

Jim’s Story

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Arielle Dollinger
Arielle Dollinger

Arielle Dollinger

Newsday reporter
  • Stony Brook University
  • Trained Fitness Instructor

Arielle’s Story

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Candice Ferrette
Candice Ferrette

Candice Ferrette

Politics reporter
  • Stony Brook University
  • Loves beach press conferences

Candice’s Story

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Jasmine Anderson
Jasmine Anderson

Jasmine Anderson

Morning Anchor
  • University of Illinois
  • Architecture enthusiast, DIY queen

Jasmine’s Story

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Tom Rock
Tom Rock

Tom Rock

NFL Columnist
  • C.W. Post
  • No known allergies

Tom’s Story

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Laura Albanese
Laura Albanese

Laura Albanese

Sports reporter
  • Brooklyn College
  • Fluent in Italian

Laura’s Story

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Dandan Zou
Dandan Zou

Dandan Zou

Education reporter
  • University of Missouri
  • Hates snakes

Dandan’s Story

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Rafer Guzmán
Rafer Guzmán

Rafer Guzmán

Entertainment Reporter
  • UC Berkeley
  • Intrepid traveler

Rafer’s Story

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Rachel Weiss
Rachel Weiss

Rachel Weiss

Real Estate Reporter
  • Purchase College
  • Loves animals

Rachel’s Story

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Scott Eidler
Scott Eidler

Scott Eidler

Politics reporter
  • Cornell U & Columbia J-School
  • My politics is pro-coffee

Scott’s Story

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Meghan Giannotta
Meghan Giannotta

Meghan Giannotta

Lifestyle Editor
  • Hofstra University
  • Bookworm

Meghan’s Story

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Shari Einhorn
Shari Einhorn

Shari Einhorn

Health/Education Reporter
  • Binghamton University
  • Hates spicy food

Shari’s Story

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Erica Marcus
Erica Marcus

Erica Marcus

Food reporter-critic
  • Swarthmore College
  • Compulsive doodler

Erica’s Story

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Vera Chinese
Vera Chinese

Vera Chinese

Politics reporter
  • Wagner College
  • Backyard chicken keeper

Vera’s Story

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Joie Tyrrell
Joie Tyrrell

Joie Tyrrell

Education staff writer
  • Arizona State U & Columbia J-School
  • Adopted a rescue dog named Coco

Joie’s Story

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Johnathan LaMantia
Johnathan LaMantia

Jonathan LaMantia

Business reporter – real estate
  • University of North Carolina
  • Perennially optimistic Mets fan

Jonathan’s Story

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Victor Ocasio
Victor Ocasio

Victor Ocasio

Business Reporter – Employment
  • University of Central Florida
  • Avid board gamer

Victor’s Story

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Sandra Peddie
Sandra Peddie

Sandra Peddie

Investigative Reporter
  • Wellesley College
  • Wrote a book about mobsters

Sandra’s Story

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David Olson
David Olson

David Olson

Reporter
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Loves hiking and long walks

David’s Story

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Paul LaRocco
Paul LaRocco

Paul LaRocco

Investigative Reporter
  • Emerson College
  • Compiler of mixtapes

Paul’s Story

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Keith Herbert
Keith Herbert

Keith Herbert

AME for Investigations
  • Temple University
  • Running enthusiast

Keith’s Story

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Joye Brown
Joye Brown

Joye Brown

Associate Editor
  • George Washington University
  • Open water swimming fanatic

Joye’s Story

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Joye Brown
Joye Brown

John Hildebrand

Senior Education Writer
  • Columbia University
  • Avid reader

John’s Story

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Gregg Sarra
Gregg Sarra

Gregg Sarra

HS Sports Editor
  • Dowling College
  • Loves golden retrievers

Gregg’s Story

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Alfonso Castillo
Alfonso Castillo

Alfonso Castillo

Transit Reporter
  • Queens College
  • Pro wrestling fan

Alfonso’s Story

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Scott Vogel
Scott Vogel

Scott Vogel

Food Critic
  • New York University
  • Epicurean

Scott’s Story

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Laura Figueroa Hernandez
Laura Figueroa Hernandez

Laura Figueroa Hernandez

White House Correspondent
  • University of Florida
  • Proud mom of two

Laura’s Story

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Yancey Roy
Yancey Roy

Yancey Roy

Albany Bureau Chief
  • McNeese State University
  • Gave up basketball for bicycling

Yancey’s Story

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Tom Brune
Tom Brune

Tom Brune

D.C. Bureau Chief
  • Northwestern University
  • Biking and hiking

Tom’s Story

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Carissa Kellman
Carissa Kellman

Carissa Kellman

HS Sports Reporter
  • Marist College
  • Sewing enthusiast

Carissa’s Story

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Ken Buffa
Ken Buffa

Ken Buffa

Anchor
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Tech enthusiast

Ken’s Story

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Elisa DiStefano
Elisa DiStefano

Elisa DiStefano

Senior Lifestyle Host
  • Boston University
  • Master hula hooper

Elisa’s Story

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