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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. State Police Issue Alert For Wanted Westchester Man

    State Police Issue Alert For Wanted Westchester Man

    State Police in Westchester are asking for the community’s assistance as they attempt to track down a man who is wanted on a bench warrant for aggravated driving while intoxicated more than five years ago.Police are on the hunt for 45-year-old Manfid Duran, who was stopped by troopers on the New York State Thruway in 2015 for a traffic violation. During the course of the subsequent ...

  2. Recall Issued For Popular Chicken, Turkey Bowl Products

    Recall Issued For Popular Chicken, Turkey Bowl Products

    More than 275,000 pounds of not ready-to-eat chicken and turkey bowl products are being recalled due to the potential it was packaged with extraneous materials.Last month, Conagra Brands recalled 130,763 pounds of chicken products that may contain extraneous material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.This week, FSIS announced that ...

  3. COVID-19: Here's How Many Say They'll Go To Sports, Concerts, Broadway If Open In September

    COVID-19: Here's How Many Say They'll Go To Sports, Concerts, Broadway If Open In September

    Some previous attendees will not head to the ballpark, concerts, or Broadway shows if they reopen in September amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a new poll.The Siena College Research Institute and New York Times released a new poll that found many Americans are unwilling to engage in large social gatherings unless certain safeguards are put in place.According ...

  4. Jersey Mike's, Chipotle Opening New Stores In Area

    Jersey Mike's, Chipotle Opening New Stores In Area

    Some popular chain restaurant franchises will soon be serving a new host of customers in Connecticut.Jersey Mike’s Subs and Chipotle announced that they will be opening new locations at Litchfield Crossings, New Milford’s largest shopping center.Jersey Mike’s franchisee has signed a five-year lease with officials, while Chipotle is set to open a 2,400-square-foot location as soon ...

  5. 25 Area Residents Charged With DWI In Memorial Day Weekend State Police Stops

    25 Area Residents Charged With DWI In Memorial Day Weekend State Police Stops

    More than two dozen area residents were among those busted by New York State Police for alleged impaired driving over the holiday weekend.Local residents charged: Westchester CountyOn May 22, the State Police from Cortlandt arrested Ricardo L. Figueroa, 34, of Croton-on-Hudson, for DWAI Drugs, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, a felony. He was traveling on State ...

  6. COVID-19: NY Politicians Pressure Cuomo To Allow In-Person HS Graduations

    COVID-19: NY Politicians Pressure Cuomo To Allow In-Person HS Graduations

    Some elected officials are putting pressure on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to allow the class of 2020 to have in-person graduations amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.A group of 22 politicians sent a letter to Cuomo, who has been ardent in curtailing gatherings of groups of more than 10 as the state slowly begins recovering from the outbreak and reopening local ...

  7. State Police Issue Alert For Wanted Long Island Man

    State Police Issue Alert For Wanted Long Island Man

    Recognize him?An alert has been issued by New York State Police investigators on Long Island who are attempting to locate a wanted man who has been on the loose since 2005.New York State Police detectives in East Meadow are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down Manuel Tamay, 39, who was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Nassau County on April 5 2005.Following his ...

  8. Woman Driving Erratically On I-87 Had BAC Twice Limit, Police Say

    Woman Driving Erratically On I-87 Had BAC Twice Limit, Police Say

    A 24-year-old Hudson Valley woman with a previous DWI conviction was arrested for driving on the New York State Thruway with a blood alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit, State Police said.New York State Police troopers in Orange County received reports of an erratic driver at approximately 9 p.m. on Monday, May 25, on I-87 in the Town of Woodbury.Troopers intervened and ...

  9. Recall Issued For Popular Lean Cuisine Pasta Product

    Recall Issued For Popular Lean Cuisine Pasta Product

    A popular Lean Cuisine pasta product that was shipped to retailers across the country is being recalled due to undeclared allergens and ingredients.Nestle Prepared Foods Company is recalling more than 29,000 pounds of chicken product labeled as “Lean Cuisine Fettuccini Alfredo” because the product contains undeclared soy, a known allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food ...

  10. COVID-19: Here's What To Expect As CT Reopening Process Moves Forward

    COVID-19: Here's What To Expect As CT Reopening Process Moves Forward

    Connecticut is inching forward toward Phase 2 of its reopening plan as it slowly continues recovering from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.On Wednesday, May 20, the state partially reopened, with some businesses permitted to reopen after meeting metrics detailed by Gov. Ned Lamont and his Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group's roadmap to kickstarting the economy.Phase 1 included ...

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