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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. 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 ...

  2. Greenwich Food Services Director Welcomes Feedback

    Greenwich Food Services Director Welcomes Feedback

    There's plenty of research that shows better nutrition in schools can lead to improved test scores and classroom behavior.Healthy meal planning has many challenges from allergy concerns, to personal food choices like meat-free diets, especially in a large school district like Greenwich where a third of students eat in their school cafeteria every day."I believe we serve just under 3,000 ...

  3. Modern Chinese, Hong Kong Dishes Stand Out On 'Top Chef's' Goosefeather Menu

    Modern Chinese, Hong Kong Dishes Stand Out On 'Top Chef's' Goosefeather Menu

    A "Top Chef" dishes up noodles and dim sum at his new Westchester restaurant Goosefeather, where Hong Kong and modern Chinese food are the stars of a robust menu.Chef and owner Dale Talde, and his wife, Agnes Chung, opened their restaurant under Food Crush Hospitality in September inside the Tarrytown House Estate's King Mansion.The historic 150-year-old estate was once owned by the man ...

  4. Connecticut Courage To Speak Founder Warns Parents About Signs Of Drug Use

    Connecticut Courage To Speak Founder Warns Parents About Signs Of Drug Use

    If you are a parent and worried your kids are saying yes to drugs you are not alone. But first. Do you know why kids use drugs? Stress, pain, peer pressure, fitting in, some say it's cool, to feel better and boredom, according to an expert in the field whose family tragedy turned into her mission to help kids say no to drugs.The good news: All parents have this in their arsenal: ...

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

    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.New Canaan Public Schools which employs 700 certified staff has "the three Ps" in place, explained the district's Director of Human Resources Darlene Pianka. "In each building, you have a person who is the Title IX coordinator, a ...

  6. New Rochelle Teacher Brings 'Poetry Project' To Azerbaijan

    New Rochelle Teacher Brings 'Poetry Project' To Azerbaijan

    Everyone knows the arts can bridge cultural gaps. But do you know anyone who's been to Azerbaijan? A teacher from Westchester flew to the ancient capital of Baku this month to teach filmmaking and poetry.New Rochelle High School English instructor Anthony Stirpe has taken his innovative program on the two subjects as far as California but this trip was 5,800 miles. The flight took 15 ...

  7. Bronxville Senior's Winning Poem Remembers Grandfather, 'Lost' Language

    Bronxville Senior's Winning Poem Remembers Grandfather, 'Lost' Language

    "As my grandfather passed on his language to lifeless air as I fell asleep in front of himHow would I have known that out of all the phrases, his real name, it is reduced to almost nothingOnly the numbers remainEyns Tsvey Dray Fir Finif Zeks Zibn Akht Nayn TsenHow could I have known thatThe decade I didn’t speak cost me a tongue."These are the words of a winning poet, 16-year-old Jean ...

  8. Holocaust Museum Honors Westchester Woman Whose Documentary Tells Of Grandfather's Survival

    Holocaust Museum Honors Westchester Woman Whose Documentary Tells Of Grandfather's Survival

    With anti-Semitism on the rise, a Westchester wife and mother is doing her part to keep the memories of the Holocaust alive in a very personal way.Chappaqua resident Stacey Saiontz whose paternal grandparents survived the Holocaust is being honored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.As a young girl, Saiontz began to ask her grandfather Jack Feldman questions and he would ...

  9. Casual Ethiopian Eatery Serves Up Utensil-Free Meat, Vegetarian Stews In Northern Westchester

    Casual Ethiopian Eatery Serves Up Utensil-Free Meat, Vegetarian Stews In Northern Westchester

    There's a casual Ethiopian restaurant in Northern Westchester where you can relax over a plate of meat or vegetarian stew served over Injera so you don't need utensils.Located in Mount Kisco, Lalibela, which is also the name of a town in the Amhara region of northern Ethiopia, has a host of traditional dishes, including a hearty Siga Wat which is beef, lamb or chicken slowly cooked ...

  10. Here Are Five Places To Enjoy Fall Foliage On Long Island

    Here Are Five Places To Enjoy Fall Foliage On Long Island

    Responses on Facebook were robust when Daily Voice asked for ideas of where to see fall foliage. Some of the suggestions are included in these five places to enjoy the autumn bouquet on Long Island.The Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway connecting Merrick Road in Seaford with Route 27 in Syosset:"The S.O.B. in Plainview provides optimum fall peak viewing. I've been gone for five years but ...

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