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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. Pulitzer Prize Winner Robert Massie, Longtime Westchester Resident, Dies

    Pulitzer Prize Winner Robert Massie, Longtime Westchester Resident, Dies

    An award-winning historian who called the Hudson Valley home for much of his life, died in his Westchester home.Robert K. Massie, an author and historian of Europe and pre-Revolutionary Russia, died in Irvington on Monday, Dec. 2. Massie, who was 90 years old, had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease at the time of his death.A Pulitzer Prize winner, Massie’s published books on ...

  2. Long Island Man Wanted For Assault

    Long Island Man Wanted For Assault

    Know him? Police investigators in Nassau County have issued an alert for a wanted man who was charged with second-degree assault and preventing care from a provider, following an incident several years ago.In 2015, John Voyles, of East Patchogue, was allegedly involved in a verbal dispute and stabbed his victim. His victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and ...

  3. Police Dish Out 49 Speeding Tickets In Westchester Detail

    Police Dish Out 49 Speeding Tickets In Westchester Detail

    More than four dozen tickets were dished out by New York State Police toppers during a special speed detail in Northern Westchester.On Saturday, Nov. 30, troopers from the Cortlandt barracks handed out a total of 56 tickets along the Route 9 corridor during the targeted enforcement period. Of those tickets, 49 were for speed-related infractions.Police said that the "operation was ...

  4. ID Released For Mother Found Dead In Case Of Missing 1-Year-Old CT Girl

    ID Released For Mother Found Dead In Case Of Missing 1-Year-Old CT Girl

    Police have released the identity of the mother found dead whose 1-year-old daughter is missing and the subject of an Amber Alert in Connecticut.Investigators have been searching for 1-year-old Venessa Morales since Monday, Dec. 2, who was reported missing in Ansonia, when her mother was found dead in their home due to blunt force trauma.On Thursday, Dec. 5, police released the identity ...

  5. Man Admits To Enticing Wilton Girl

    Man Admits To Enticing Wilton Girl

    A 57-year-old man who previously was arrested after he exposed himself to a woman will spend years in prison after admitting to persuading an 11-year-old Fairfield County girl to send him sexually explicit photos.Beverly, Massachusetts resident Mark Crowley, 57, pleaded guilty this week to possession of child pornography and risk of injury to a minor involving a girl in Wilton, ...

  6. Man Sentenced For 'Brutal' Rape, Assault Of Woman In Nassau County, DA Says

    Man Sentenced For 'Brutal' Rape, Assault Of Woman In Nassau County, DA Says

    A LongIsland man has been sentenced and will have to register as a sex offender when his prison term concludes for a “brutal” rape in Freeport last year, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced.Roosevelt resident Ever Martinez-Reyes has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and 20 years of post-release supervision for the rape of a woman in Freeport in September last ...

  7. Woman Sentenced For Northern Westchester Home Invasion After Following Victim From Store

    Woman Sentenced For Northern Westchester Home Invasion After Following Victim From Store

    A 44-year-old woman will spend nearly a decade behind bars after she and a co-conspirator followed a woman home from a Westchester grocery store, pulled a gun on her and robbed her.Mirabai Sheridan, of the Bronx, was sentenced to eight years in state prison after pleading guilty to first-degree robbery and conspiracy dating back to a push-in robbery at a New Castle home last year with ...

  8. Alert Issued For Wanted Area Woman

    Alert Issued For Wanted Area Woman

    An alert has been issued for a wanted woman who has been on the run since her arrest nearly five years ago.JeanMarie Christy is currently wanted by the Town of Newburgh Police after she was arrested in January 2015 for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.Christy later failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for her arrest by the Town of Newburgh Police ...

  9. 29 Charged With DWI By State Police In Stops Over Thanksgiving Holiday

    29 Charged With DWI By State Police In Stops Over Thanksgiving Holiday

    Despite being warned of emphasis patrols and special details during the holiday weekend, 29 area residents were among 36 arrested by New York State Police troopers for alleged impaired driving over Thanksgiving.Local residents charged include:Westchester CountyOn Thursday, Nov. 28, State Police from Hawthorne arrested Dante J. Garcia, 49, of White Plains, for DWI. He was traveling on ...

  10. Rockland Legislators Adopt Hefty Raises For Themselves, Other County Officials

    Rockland Legislators Adopt Hefty Raises For Themselves, Other County Officials

    Rockland County officials will be getting a pay hike after the Legislature approved the 2020 budget, which features a tax increase and raises for officials.The new budget includes some modifications from the initial spending plan introduced by County Executive Ed Day in October. The budget easily passed 15-2, and Day has five days to veto any changes. The Legislature will then have ...

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