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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. COVID-19: Here's How Many Americans Think It'll Be Safe To Go Back To School In Fall, Poll Says

    COVID-19: Here's How Many Americans Think It'll Be Safe To Go Back To School In Fall, Poll Says

    While the country has started coming out on the other side of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a large amount of Americans still don’t believe schools will be safe to reopen come the fall, according to a new poll.A newly released Quinnipiac University poll found that approximately half of 1,323 voters polled nationally between Thursday, May 14, and Monday, May 18 felt that ...

  2. COVID-19: Here's How Many Are Concerned About Possible Second Wave, New Poll Shows

    COVID-19: Here's How Many Are Concerned About Possible Second Wave, New Poll Shows

    With states across the country in the opening phases of kickstarting their economies, a majority of Americans have expressed concerns about a possible second wave of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).A newly released Marist College poll found that 77 percent of Americans have expressed some degree of concern that a second wave of COVID-19 cases could emerge, though the other 23 percent have ...

  3. Man Accused Of Stealing From Long Island Dollar Tree Store

    Man Accused Of Stealing From Long Island Dollar Tree Store

    Know him? Police investigators on Long Island are attempting to identify and locate a man who allegedly robbed a dollar store earlier this year.An alert was issued by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers for a man who allegedly walked into Dollar Tree on Clay Pitts Road in East Northport at approximately 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, and stole items.Police said that the suspect jumped over the ...

  4. Here's How You Can Avoid Being Reeled In By Mail Fishing

    Here's How You Can Avoid Being Reeled In By Mail Fishing

    Though it’s not officially fishing season, police are cautioning area residents to be wary of scammers going “fishing” in United States Postal Service mailboxes.Law enforcement agencies in the tri-state area issued alerts warning of scammers who have been making the rounds “fishing” in USPS mailboxes in an attempt to steal checks and personal information.Police said that “mail fishing” ...

  5. State Police Issue Alert For Wanted Long Island Man

    State Police Issue Alert For Wanted Long Island Man

    An alert has been issued for a Long Island man who has been wanted by State Police for nearly a decade following his arrest.New York State Police investigators out of East Meadow are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Alessandr Melo, who was arrested on Long Island for allegedly driving while intoxicated in 2011.Police said that Melo was arrested on Aug. 20, 2011, and a bench ...

  6. Norwalk Man Appears As Contestant On Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament

    Norwalk Man Appears As Contestant On Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament

    A seventh-grade teacher in Westchester who lives in Fairfield County showed off his smarts on Jeopardy!, the popular television game show.Norwalk resident Peter Gouveia, who teaches at Rye Middle School, was a contestant in the Jeopardy!!’s Teachers Tournament that aired this past week.Gouveia was chosen out of nearly 100,000 applicants after taking an online test a year ago and ...

  7. State Police Issue Alert For Man Wanted For Endangering Welfare Of A Child

    State Police Issue Alert For Man Wanted For Endangering Welfare Of A Child

    An upstate man who was arrested after being caught striking a child in the head is wanted by New York State Police.An alert was issued by New York State Police for Devin Sylvester, who is on the run following his arrest in 2018 for child endangerment.Police said that Sylvester is wanted on a bench warrant out of the Duanesburg Town Court after he failed to appear in court to respond to ...

  8. State Police Issue Alert For Wanted Woman

    State Police Issue Alert For Wanted Woman

    A 32-year-old woman is wanted by New York State Police in the Hudson Valley after being busted with heroin and cocaine during a traffic stop, investigators said.Ivelisse Dickens is wanted by New York State Police in Montgomery and the Orange County Court following her arrest for fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.Dickens was arrested in the Town of New Windsor ...

  9. COVID-19: Wegmans Plans Cautious Approach To Opening Westchester Store, Other New Locations

    COVID-19: Wegmans Plans Cautious Approach To Opening Westchester Store, Other New Locations

    With the nation slowly beginning to reopen the economy amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Wegmans has announced plans for a “cautious approach” to opening new stores, including its planned Hudson Valley location.Wegmans announced this week that it will give a targeted time frame for new locations, including market's first-ever Westchester County store, in Harrison, which ...

  10. COVID-19: Poll Shows How Many Say Pandemic Has Had Impact On Their Mental Health

    COVID-19: Poll Shows How Many Say Pandemic Has Had Impact On Their Mental Health

    Americans are split about whether or not the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had an impact on their mental well being, according to a new poll.A newly released Quinnipiac University survey of 1,323 voters found that 49 percent of Americans polled believe that the pandemic has had a negative impact on their mental health, with 50 percent saying it has not. One percent said they ...

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