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Donna Christopher

Contributing Writer dchristopher@dailyvoice.com
Donna Christopher covers schools and lifestyles in New York and Connecticut for Daily Voice Plus. 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; and was a staff writer at Hearst Media for The News-Times (2004-2013).

Donna has won four Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists awards. 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. DC Watchdog Group: Nina Lowey A 'Warrior' In Protecting  Animals From Experiments

    DC Watchdog Group: Nina Lowey A 'Warrior' In Protecting Animals From Experiments

    U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey is dogged in her support for animals. What a fitting swan song.Lowey, 82, of Harrison,  is among the recipients of a 2019 Congressional Waste Warrior award for her outstanding leadership in ending wasteful and cruel taxpayer-funded animal She holds the 17th  district congressional seat in Westchester and Rockland counties and announced her retirement Oct. ...

  2. Fitter Facilities Open At Staples, Bridgeport

    Fitter Facilities Open At Staples, Bridgeport

    If you're a parent of a teenager in these two lower Fairfield County high schools, you can cancel their gym memberships. Staples and Bridgeport Central High Schools just got 21st-century fitness facility facelifts.One Westport parent is especially thrilled. Ted Huber — a father of three with two athletes at Staples — led the charge and was joined by many students, coaches and other ...

  3. Westchester District Owed Millions In State Aid

    Westchester District Owed Millions In State Aid

    White Plains Schools finds itself among the 400 districts in New York State owed millions in Foundation Aid which pays for mental health personnel like social workers.New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) President Andy Pallotta said the state owes school districts $3.4 billion, with White Plains owed $12.8 million in Foundation Aid.In February he testified at the joint legislative ...

  4. Around The Towns: Catch Dumpers, Meet Haskell, State Moves To Cap Insulin

    Around The Towns: Catch Dumpers, Meet Haskell, State Moves To Cap Insulin

    A Fairfield County official is fed up with illegal dumping and has a proposition for residents that helps curb the crime. Pictures of someone illegally dumping garbage in Bridgeport brought to Bridgeport Police can yield the photographer a $200 reward.Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, announced news of the "bounty" on his  Facebook page here.This Illegal Dumping Campaign is ...

  5. Sen. Duff: Don't Panic; Mayor Martin: City Getting Ready For 'Coordinated Response'

    Sen. Duff: Don't Panic; Mayor Martin: City Getting Ready For 'Coordinated Response'

    Don't panic. Everyone's telling us to wash our hands yet stores all over Fairfield are out of sanitizer. At press time, the U.S. death count from coronavirus or COVID-19 is 19, and there are 126 reported cases in 13 states — including 13 in New York State, 10 of these in Westchester, so far, as reported here in Daily Voice. Still, none are reported in Connecticut, where Fairfield County ...

  6. Around The Towns: Haitian-American Steps Into Senate Race, Race Talk, Paris Cathedral

    Around The Towns: Haitian-American Steps Into Senate Race, Race Talk, Paris Cathedral

    Planning a trip to Paris and want to know when Notre Dame will re-open? Not for five years says the French president. Why's that? Find out more about the fire-ravaged cathedral on Thursday, March 5 at the Alliance Francaise in White Plains.That's when Yale University professor R. Howard Bloch will talk about the challenges of rebuilding Notre Dame and about other French ...

  7. Around Fairfield Schools: Drug-Free 'Free' Dinner, Lockdown Drill, Senior Citizenship

    Around Fairfield Schools: Drug-Free 'Free' Dinner, Lockdown Drill, Senior Citizenship

    Sadly, a generation of children has now grown up with lockdown drills, so it will come as no surprise to parents that their kids in Strawberry Hill School in Stamford had a  "shelter in place" drill onThursday, Feb. 27.Principal Frank Rodriguez sent out a notification letter on Thursday morning and posted it on the school's website, saying "a building shelter in place drill" was ...

  8. Westchester Residents Must Complete Census For Vital Federal Dollars

    Westchester Residents Must Complete Census For Vital Federal Dollars

    Don't throw away that census form when it comes in the mail on April 1. Westchester County officials are ramping up their efforts to let citizens know that failing to complete it can cost your community millions of dollars in key funding for vital programs.Last month, Westchester County Executive George Latimer introduced a countywide marketing effort, which includes various public ...

  9. Officials Urge Fairfield County Residents To Complete Census For Vital Funding

    Officials Urge Fairfield County Residents To Complete Census For Vital Funding

    A poor response can cost municipalities millions in key federal dollars, which is why states and local officials have been ramping up public efforts around Fairfield County to urge residents to complete the 2020 Census. The campaigns also remind residents that there is still time to apply — note the April 1 (Census Day) deadline — for the 3,000 census jobs, some paying as much as $25 ...

  10. 19-Year-Old Running For Senate To Honor Slain Brother, Make Schools Safe, Address Mental Health

    19-Year-Old Running For Senate To Honor Slain Brother, Make Schools Safe, Address Mental Health

    Most college sophomores are planning spring break, but University of Connecticut sophomore JT Lewis spends his class-free time campaigning for the Connecticut state senate in the 28th district, which includes Easton, Fairfield, Lewis' hometown of Newtown, Weston and Westport.Lewis, whose platform is school safety, is challenging Tony Hwang (R), a third-term state senator in the primary. ...

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