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Zak Failla

Content Producer zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Equal parts Lois Lane, J. Jonah Jameson and Vicki Vale, Zak! has traveled from coast-to-coast covering small and big town community news in both in print and online for nearly a decade since his graduation from the award-winning Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in 2010.

Before settling into the Hudson Valley, Zak! previously spent time in the New York Daily News newsroom and worked for hyperlocal digital news outlets on Long Island. He wrote sports for The Ithacan and The Ithaca Journal before taking his talents to the Pacific Northwest, where he served as the sports editor at the Shoshone News-Press until heading back east to work with Daily Voice.

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Cuomo Under Fire After Using N-Word During Live Radio Interview

    Cuomo Under Fire After Using N-Word During Live Radio Interview

    A live radio interview about racism regarding Italian Americans took a nasty turn for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who used the n-word during the course of the conversation.Cuomo called into WAMC radio on Tuesday, Oct. 15, where he was asked to discuss the purported controversy regarding Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which was celebrated at the same time as Columbus Day.Listen to the radio ...

  2. Video: Man Uses Rock To Break Into Long Island Restaurant

    Video: Man Uses Rock To Break Into Long Island Restaurant

    Know him? Investigators with the Suffolk County Police Department released surveillance footage of a man caught on camera breaking into Ting Restaurant at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16.In the video, the masked man can be seen throwing a rock at the restaurant’s door and repeatedly peeking inside before forcing his way in. Minutes later, he can be seen working his way out ...

  3. Teens In Westchester Arrested After Threatening To Shoot Up High School

    Teens In Westchester Arrested After Threatening To Shoot Up High School

    Two students are in police custody after allegedly making threats on social media to shoot up a Westchester High School.The Yonkers Police Department received reports of school shooting threats making the rounds on social media against students at Lincoln High School at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, Det. Lt. Dean Politopoulos said. The threats contained specific language ...

  4. Photos Released Of Suspect Who Held Woman At Gunpoint Before Stealing Her Car At LI Supermarket

    Photos Released Of Suspect Who Held Woman At Gunpoint Before Stealing Her Car At LI Supermarket

    Police have released photos of an armed suspect who stole a woman’s car at Whole Foods on Long Island, police said.Officers from the Suffolk County Police Department responded to Whole Foods in Lake Grove on New Moriches Road shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, where there was a report of a woman whose car was stolen at gunpoint.Police said that Stephanie Rodriguez was sitting ...

  5. New Round Of Lane Closures Scheduled Near New Tappan Zee Bridge

    New Round Of Lane Closures Scheduled Near New Tappan Zee Bridge

    A new round of lane closures has been scheduled on the New York State Thruway near the new Tappan Zee Bridge.Contractors have scheduled roadway improvement operations that will require lane closures in both directions on the Thruway from Tuesday, Oct. 15 through Friday, Oct.18.Two left lanes will be closed in both directions beginning at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, with three lanes being shut ...

  6. Four  Plead Not Guilty In Oceanside Fatal Assault Of Teen

    Four Plead Not Guilty In Oceanside Fatal Assault Of Teen

    Four teenagers have pleaded not guilty to their roles in the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Khaseen Morris outside a Long Island strip mall.Javonte Neals and Marquis Stephens, Jr., both 18, and Sean Merritt and Taj Woodruff, both 17, were arraigned and pleaded not guilty to second-degree gang assault for the fight that left Morris, a new student at Oceanside High School, with a ...

  7. Endangered Woman, 69, Reported Missing In Westchester

    Endangered Woman, 69, Reported Missing In Westchester

    A 69-year-old woman who may be in need of medical attention has been reported missing in Westchester.Dorothy Pelzer was last seen on Monday, Oct. 14 wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, pink sneakers and carrying a blue duffle bag on Warburton Avenue in Yonkers.Police said that she is endangered and could be in need of medical attention. She was described as approximately 5-foot-3 with ...

  8. Actress Felicity Huffman Begins Bribery Scandal Sentence

    Actress Felicity Huffman Begins Bribery Scandal Sentence

    Westchester native Felicity Huffman turned herself in to authorities to start her sentence in the nation’s largest college admissions scandal. The 56-year-old former “Desperate Housewives” star, who grew up in Bedford, was sentenced on Friday, Sept. 13 to 14 days in federal prison, a $30,000 fine, one year of supervised release and 250 hours of community service.On Tuesday, Oct. 15, she ...

  9. Taco Bell Recalls Seasoned Beef From Restaurants, Distribution Centers

    Taco Bell Recalls Seasoned Beef From Restaurants, Distribution Centers

    Taco Bell is recalling millions of pounds of beef due to concerns they may be contaminated with metal shavings.Taco Bell voluntarily recalled approximately 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef from its restaurants and distribution centers in 21 states in the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast, including New York and Connecticut on Friday, Oct. 11.“Nothing is more important than our ...

  10. Police Investigate UConn Students' Alleged Use Of Racial Slurs

    Police Investigate UConn Students' Alleged Use Of Racial Slurs

    African-American students at the University of Connecticut reportedly feel they are under siege after students used racial slurs in a video that was spread around campus and online.According to reports, three white students were shown in the video allegedly using the N-word to African American students, then laughing about it, according to WTNH News 8. The incident is being investigated ...

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