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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: First Case Of 'Variant Of Concern' From India Found In US

    COVID-19: First Case Of 'Variant Of Concern' From India Found In US

    As COVID-19 deaths mount in India, health officials in the United States are now contending with a new strain of the virus that has been reported stateside. One day after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the COVID-19 variant from India was a “cause of global concern,” it was announced that the strain had spread to dozens of countries, including the United States.The ...

  2. COVID-19: American Federation Of Teachers President Calls For Full School Reopenings In Fall

    COVID-19: American Federation Of Teachers President Calls For Full School Reopenings In Fall

    The head of the second-largest teachers union in the United States is calling on a full return to five-day-a-week in-person learning at all schools in the fall, declaring that her organization was “all-in.” In an address posted on social media, Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers said that with more and more Americans becoming eligible for the COVID-19 ...

  3. COVID-19: Westchester County Rolls Out Vaccination Clinics For Teens

    COVID-19: Westchester County Rolls Out Vaccination Clinics For Teens

    Westchester County is ready to welcome a fresh wave of residents seeking the COVID-19 vaccine as the CDC approved it for use in children between the ages of 12 and 15.This week, the FDA approved emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine in children, followed by the CDC recommending that parents go get their children vaccinated.Now, Westchester County Executive George Latimer said that he is ...

  4. Ocasio-Cortez Raises Security Concerns After Confrontation With Controversial Congresswoman

    Ocasio-Cortez Raises Security Concerns After Confrontation With Controversial Congresswoman

    New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised security concerns after getting into a heated confrontation with controversial Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.The Washington Post reported that Greene, a Republican from Georgia, attempted to confront the New York Democrat outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon, May 12 shouting to get her attention twice while ...

  5. COVID-19: Massachusetts To Launch Program To Get Workplaces Vaccinated

    COVID-19: Massachusetts To Launch Program To Get Workplaces Vaccinated

    A new program is coming to Massachusetts to help employers get their employees vaccinated for COVID-19.Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced the state’s new Employer Vaccination Program, which will provide two options to more easily vaccinate groups of employees during the latest phase of vaccinations.Beginning on Monday, May 17, employers can request a block of appointment at any ...

  6. COVID-19: Vaccine Appointments For Kids Ages 12 To 15 Now Available In Rockland

    COVID-19: Vaccine Appointments For Kids Ages 12 To 15 Now Available In Rockland

    The Rockland County Department of Health is ready to begin scheduling appointments for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15 to go get their COVID-19 vaccine.This week, the FDA authorized emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine in children, followed by the CDC recommending that parents go get their children vaccinated.In response, the Department of Health announced that first dose ...

  7. UConn President Thomas Katsouleas Resigns

    UConn President Thomas Katsouleas Resigns

    University of Connecticut President Thomas Katsouleas has submitted his resignation, effective as of next month.Katsouleas, who was selected as president of UConn in February 2019, notified the school’s Board of Trustees that he will resign as president at the end of his current contract, which concludes as of Wednesday, June 30. Before taking over for Susan Herbst as the 16th president ...

  8. COVID-19: CDC Issues Brand-New Guidance On Mask-Wearing Indoors

    COVID-19: CDC Issues Brand-New Guidance On Mask-Wearing Indoors

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is easing indoor mask-wearing guidance for Americans who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.On Thursday afternoon, May 13, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced the new guidance at a White House briefing, saying that anyone who has received both shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot ...

  9. 'I Did Nothing Wrong': Cuomo Reasserts Innocence Amid AG Investigation

    'I Did Nothing Wrong': Cuomo Reasserts Innocence Amid AG Investigation

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is maintaining his innocence as New York Attorney General Letitia James continues her probe into sexual harassment claims levied against the governor from at least seven women.Cuomo was defensive at a COVID-19 news briefing on Thursday, May 13 in the Bronx while fielding questions about the ongoing investigation.
“The short answer is no,” Cuomo commented when ...

  10. Police Track Down Suspect In Theft Of Rental Car In Fairfield County

    Police Track Down Suspect In Theft Of Rental Car In Fairfield County

    A Fairfield County woman who stole a rental car in Westport turned herself in to police after allegedly failing to return the vehicle, police said.Officers from the Westport Police Department responded to Avis Rental Cars at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 5, 2020, where there was a report of a woman who rented a car and never returned.Police said that the manager stated that the car ...

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