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Donna Christopher

Content Producer dchristopher@dailyvoice.com

Donna Christopher covers New York and Connecticut for Daily Voice. Before starting at Daily Voice, she served as a reporter for the New Canaan Advertiser (2017-2019), first for HAN Network and then for Hearst Media. She worked as a content curator at Daily Voice from 2015-2017, and as a reporter at VerdictSearch from 2013-2015. She started her career serving simultaneously as staff writer and news assistant at Hearst Media for the Danbury News Times (2004-2013).

Donna has won four Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists awards. Currently, she is also the newspaper advisor (since 2018) to The Voice at Norwalk Community College. Donna has a B.A. in political science from Western Connecticut State University, and an A.A. in liberal arts from Norwalk Community College.

You can find more information about Donna in her MuckRack portfolio.

Donna Christopher's Contributions

  1. Long Island's Best Burgers? That's What Many Say About This Eatery In Business For 56 Years

    Long Island's Best Burgers? That's What Many Say About This Eatery In Business For 56 Years

    Long Islanders know the familiar pale blue signs with "burgers" and "franks" signaling a fast-food drive-in that usually has lines out the door.All American Hamburger Drive-In in Massapequa at 4286 Merrick Road is a town fixture since 1963 though the decor is 50s drive-in and the fare hasn't been updated since, a good thing, nor have the prices, really cheap.The old-school fast-food ...

  2. Danbury Addiction, Mental Health Clinician Offers Lifesaving Message For Parents

    Danbury Addiction, Mental Health Clinician Offers Lifesaving Message For Parents

    Did you know if your teenager took a drug overdose, calling 911 is not enough?"Anybody who has an inkling of whether or not their child has heroin addition should make sure they have the Narcan nasal spray in their house," said Kate Powell, a co-occurring addiction and mental health clinician and the founder in 2015 of the Center for Emotional Health in Danbury.The lifesaving drug ...

  3. Group Hires Law Firm For Action Against New Rochelle School Board In Hiring Superintendent

    Group Hires Law Firm For Action Against New Rochelle School Board In Hiring Superintendent

    A coalition of New Rochelle residents and community leaders is suing the New Rochelle Board of Education, challenging its selection of a new superintendent.The Collective New Rochelle hired a Westchester law firm to bring legal action against city's school board for the appointment of Laura Feijóo as superintendent of New Rochelle schools.The Board of Education announced in June ...

  4. Fairfield County Based Group Fills Gap For Hungry Students

    Fairfield County Based Group Fills Gap For Hungry Students

    Imagine the anxiety a child feels when he's "insecure" about where his next meal will be.Even kids in Fairfield County's pricey zip codes live with the worry.Based on data compiled during the past school year, there are schools in Fairfield, Greenwich, Norwalk and Stamford with at least 50 percent of children eligible for free and reduced-price meals in the U.S. Department of ...

  5. Staples Training Center Lifting Athletes Into 21st Century

    Staples Training Center Lifting Athletes Into 21st Century

    Did you know coaches think the emotional benefits of strength training is as important as the physical benefits like making athletes more powerful and faster?"Strength training is great for stress management and helps not just athletes but all students feel better about themselves," said Staples High School Associate Head Coach Jon Zames.That is why a fundraising effort to ...

  6. CT School Stands Up To Bullying

    CT School Stands Up To Bullying

    There are federal and state laws to protect students from bullying and harassment. Anti-bullying laws have been in place since 2002 in Connecticut when the legislature passed a statute directing all public school districts to develop and implement a bullying policy. Districts are required to have policies and practices in place as well as designated individuals to handle ...

  7. Teach Girls, Young Women To Recognize 'Pre-Incident' Signs Of Danger

    Teach Girls, Young Women To Recognize 'Pre-Incident' Signs Of Danger

    In the presentation, "Her-Self Awareness Lecture" Donna Cimarelli, a Connecticut resident and CEO-Founder of the Maren Sanchez Home Foundation, trains girls and young women on how to recognize potentially dangerous situations in their relationships.The goal is to teach them how to trust and follow their instincts or pay attention to "that gut feeling" and be able to identify ...

  8. Fairfield Non-Profit Lifts Families In Crisis

    Fairfield Non-Profit Lifts Families In Crisis

    If you lost your job or got divorced and suddenly were down to one paycheck to pay the family bills what would you do? Imagine one person dying or becoming ill in a two-income family. Where do they turn?There's an organization based in Darien that steps up to help people in dire circumstances. Emergency financial assistance is available to residents of Southern Fairfield County through ...

  9. Westchester Schools Look At Ways To Prevent Sexual Harassment Among Staff, Faculty

    Westchester Schools Look At Ways To Prevent Sexual Harassment Among Staff, Faculty

    The #MeToo movement has the country taking a fresh look at sexual harassment in workplaces though some protection laws have been in place for decades.The White Plains City School District -- which employs 1,300 staff at nine schools -- has "many checks and balances" in place including a board policy outlining the expected behaviors of all members of the educational community, said White ...

  10. NY School Stands Up To Bullying

    NY School Stands Up To Bullying

    Federal and state laws like New York State's Dignity for All Students Act (2010) protect students from bullying and harassment. School districts must have policies and practices in place as well as designated individuals to handle complaints.  Creating a supportive environment for students to report instances of bullying and educating kids about it is are ways the White Plains ...

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