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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. Missing Long Island Woman Found

    Missing Long Island Woman Found

    Update:An 84-year-old Long Island woman who went missing, leading to a Silver Alert being issued by Suffolk County Police, has been found.Maria Martinez had last been seen in her Holtsville home on Rudder Drive at approximately noon on Wednesday, April 1, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.On Thursday, April 2, police announce she was located, unharmed.Original report:A ...

  2. Duo Facing Charges After Being Accused Of Having Sex In CT Park

    Duo Facing Charges After Being Accused Of Having Sex In CT Park

    A couple is facing charges for allegedly having sex in the parking lot of a Connecticut park.Officers from the Milford Police Department responded to Eisenhower Park on North Street at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, where there was reports of “suspicious activity.” “The investigation led to the arrests of Milford residents Frank Steele, 39, and Danielle Dionne, 29, who ...

  3. Man Accused Of Endangering Welfare Of Child At Area Facility

    Man Accused Of Endangering Welfare Of Child At Area Facility

    A man working at a mental health facility in the Hudson Valley is facing charges for allegedly endangering the welfare of one of the vulnerable children being treated there , State Police said.New York State Police investigators in Dutchess County out of Rhinebeck were contacted on Sunday, March 22 by Astor Services for Children and Families regarding an incident involving a staff ...

  4. COVID-19: Cuomo Critical Of 'Young People' Ignoring Social Distance Mandates

    COVID-19: Cuomo Critical Of 'Young People' Ignoring Social Distance Mandates

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been making a point of singling out young people who have continued gathering and ignoring social distancing mandates in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.During his daily press briefing on Wednesday, April 1 in Albany, Cuomo stressed the importance of taking steps to social distance, noting that many young people think they’re ...

  5. COVID-19: 'We're Never Going To Be The Same Again,' But Change Can Be Positive, Cuomo Says

    COVID-19: 'We're Never Going To Be The Same Again,' But Change Can Be Positive, Cuomo Says

    The world will never be the same again once it comes out of the other side of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is cautioning.Calling the situation “transformative," the governor said that “we’re never going to be the same again,” and that we’re “never going to forget what happened here” one the spread of the virus finally slows down.“As a society, ...

  6. COVID-19: NYC Freshman Congressman, Army Vet Max Rose, Deploys To National Guard

    COVID-19: NYC Freshman Congressman, Army Vet Max Rose, Deploys To National Guard

    A New York congressman is swapping his business suits for fatigues as the combat veteran plans to deploy with the National Guard to help in the battle against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Congressman Max Rose, a captain in the Army National Guard whose congressional district includes parts of Staten Island and Brooklyn, announced that he will deploy on Wednesday, April ...

  7. COVID-19: Trump's Response To Crisis Costs Him Support Of Sports Radio Icon Mike Francesa

    COVID-19: Trump's Response To Crisis Costs Him Support Of Sports Radio Icon Mike Francesa

    New York sports radio icon Mike Francesa, a longtime loyal supporter of President Donald Trump, took the commander-in-chief to task for his response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.In recent days, the longtime WFAN host has used his platform to be critical of the president while touting the efforts of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo since the outbreak began.“We're watching one ...

  8. COVID-19: Westchester-Based Regeneron Creating 500K Test Kits For State At No Charge

    COVID-19: Westchester-Based Regeneron Creating 500K Test Kits For State At No Charge

    Hundreds of thousands of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) testing kits are being provided to New York State by Westchester-based Regeneron free of charge as medical facilities plan to ramp up testing statewide.Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, located in  Tarrytown, announced it is creating 500,000 test kits for the state, at no charge amid a national shortage of kits and swabs. Gov. Andrew ...

  9. COVID-19: Town Hall Closes In Northern Westchester After Employee Tests Positive

    COVID-19: Town Hall Closes In Northern Westchester After Employee Tests Positive

    A positive novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a governmental building in Northern Westchester forced the closure of town hall after an employee inside tested positive for the virus.Yorktown Supervisor Matt Slater announced on social media on Tuesday, March 31, that a town employee tested positive for COVID-19. The building was subsequently shut down, sanitized, and the employee entered ...

  10. COVID-19: Worst May Not Be Until End Of April, Cuomo Says, As Long Island Now Has 17,159 Cases

    COVID-19: Worst May Not Be Until End Of April, Cuomo Says, As Long Island Now Has 17,159 Cases

    With 1,010 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus reported in Nassau County and 892 cases in Suffolk, the total on Long Island has climbed to 17,159 since the outbreak began.The worst of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in New York may not be until the end of April, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned on Wednesday, April 1 during his daily news briefing. (See first image ...

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