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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: New Report Projects How Long It Will Take NYC Tourism To Return To Pre-Pandemic Level

    COVID-19: New Report Projects How Long It Will Take NYC Tourism To Return To Pre-Pandemic Level

    It could be years until tourism fully recovers from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report.In a report from NYC & Company released on Monday, Nov. 16, due to a lack of international tourists expected back in the Big Apple for some time due to the pandemic, as well as domestic travel restrictions, the city may not return to its 2019 pre-pandemic level before ...

  2. COVID-19: Cuomo Wins An Emmy For Daily Briefings During Pandemic

    COVID-19: Cuomo Wins An Emmy For Daily Briefings During Pandemic

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo captivated the state, country, and apparently the world with his daily COVID-19 press briefings, and will receive an International Emmy for his efforts.The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which sports members from more than 60 countries and 500 companies, announced that it will be presenting an Emmy to Cuomo on Monday, Nov. 23 in a ...

  3. Recall Issued For Romaine Lettuce Due To E. Coli Risk

    Recall Issued For Romaine Lettuce Due To E. Coli Risk

    The FDA announced that Dole is recalling a vegetable product shipped across the country that could potentially be contaminated with E. coli. Dole is recalling a number of cases of organic romaine hearts that were sold in packs of three with “Harvested-On” dates of “10-23-20" and “10-26-20," and Wild Harvest Organic Romaine Hearts, with “Harvested-On” dates of “10-23-20” and “10-26-20.” ...

  4. Westchester Mayor, Comptroller At Odds Over City Finances, Lack Of Transparency

    Westchester Mayor, Comptroller At Odds Over City Finances, Lack Of Transparency

    Drastic cuts could be coming to one of Westchester’s largest cities as the Mayor butts heads with the City Comptroller.Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard and the City Council recently held a joint press conference regarding Comptroller Deborah Reynolds and her “lack of transparency, accountability, and professionalism,” that has left the city at a financial crossroads.According ...

  5. NYPD Sergeant, Personal Trainer Indicted For Roles In Long Island Shooting

    NYPD Sergeant, Personal Trainer Indicted For Roles In Long Island Shooting

    An NYPD sergeant and personal trainer from Long Island are both facing charges following a trespassing incident that led to the latter suffering a gunshot wound to the chest, police said.It is alleged that in the early hours of Oct. 25 last year, Point Lookout resident Patrick Catania, 30, was trespassing at the Seaford home of Justin Ellis, 35, an NYPD sergeant, while Ellis’ wife and ...

  6. COVID-19: Cuomo Hits Back At Suffolk Sheriff Over Thanksgiving Enforcement

    COVID-19: Cuomo Hits Back At Suffolk Sheriff Over Thanksgiving Enforcement

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had harsh words for Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon’s statement that his office will not be enforcing the state’s 10-person mandate on gatherings over Thanksgiving. This week, the Sheriff’s Office tweeted confirmation that his deputy sheriffs would not be involved in the enforcement of the state’s restrictions on the number of people permitted to gather ...

  7. Long Island Woman Critically Injured After Being Struck By Box Truck

    Long Island Woman Critically Injured After Being Struck By Box Truck

    A 53-year-old Long Island woman is hospitalized in critical condition after stepping into a roadway early in the morning and being struck by a box truck, police said.Coram resident Grace Schmidt stepped into the southbound lane of Route 112 near Barone Drive in Coram shortly before 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 when she was struck by the Isuzu box truck near the median, Suffolk County ...

  8. Feds Seek NY's First Executions In 66 Years For MS-13 Gang Members Who Killed Two Teen Girls

    Feds Seek NY's First Executions In 66 Years For MS-13 Gang Members Who Killed Two Teen Girls

    Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a pair of alleged MS-13 gang members who are charged with murdering two Long Island teenagers.It is alleged that Jairo Saenz, 24, one of the leaders of MS-13's Brentwood chapter, killed Brentwood High School students Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens in 2016, as well as several others following a disagreement with the teen girls.Over the ...

  9. COVID-19: New Case In Westchester School; District Lays Out Thanksgiving Travel Plan

    COVID-19: New Case In Westchester School; District Lays Out Thanksgiving Travel Plan

    Another new COVID-19 case has been confirmed in a staffer at a Westchester school that has seen a small surge in recent infections.Bronxville Schools Superintendent issued a notice to the community on Wednesday, Nov. 25 advising that an employee at the Elementary School has tested positive for the virus, and anyone who may have been exposed has been contacted.There have now been two ...

  10. Major Apps, Sites Taken Down During Amazon Web Service Outage

    Major Apps, Sites Taken Down During Amazon Web Service Outage

    A prolonged outage of Amazon Web Services sent shockwaves to consumers across the country as it brought down many major apps and sites, sending parts of the Internet to a screeching halt on Wednesday afternoon.The service, which is one of the world’s largest that processes massive streams of data, caused errors and outages, prompting engineers to get to work to attempt at finding a fix ...

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