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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: Job Postings For Healthcare Workers, Cleaners Spike Amid Crisis

    COVID-19: Job Postings For Healthcare Workers, Cleaners Spike Amid Crisis

    All hands are on deck as job postings for healthcare workers and cleaners have reportedly spiked amid the COVID-19 outbreak.With demands for doctors, nurses, mental health professionals and cleaning crews on the rise, there has been a 35 percent rise in job postings online, according to a report on LinkedIn. Ads for cleaners have also risen 75 percent since the outbreak as ...

  2. COVID-19: Area Distillery Shifts To Making Hand Sanitizer

    COVID-19: Area Distillery Shifts To Making Hand Sanitizer

    A popular Hudson Valley distillery is transitioning from spirits to sanitizer amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.To help battle the spread of the virus, The Vale Fox Distillery in Poughkeepsie has become the latest distillery in the area to begin using their premises to produce hand sanitizer.Since the outbreak of the virus, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, toilet paper, and other ...

  3. Alert Issued For Wanted Long Island Teen

    Alert Issued For Wanted Long Island Teen

    Have you seen him?Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a wanted teenager who was busted on a drug charge last year.An alert has been issued for 19-year-old Geovani Argueta Serpas, who is wanted by the Nassau County Police Department after being arrested and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Serpas was ...

  4. Duo Nabbed Using Fake $100 Bills In Mount Kisco, Police Say

    Duo Nabbed Using Fake $100 Bills In Mount Kisco, Police Say

    Two men were taken into custody after allegedly attempting to use phony $100 bills to make purchases in Northern Westchester, police said.The two suspects entered a Mount Kisco business on South Moger Avenue at approximately 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, attempting to make small purchases using a $100 bill, Westchester County Police said.When the owner of the store used a device ...

  5. COVID-19: YouTube Limits Video Quality To Ease Internet Traffic

    COVID-19: YouTube Limits Video Quality To Ease Internet Traffic

    With millions of people around the world confined to their homes due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, YouTube announced it will be adjusting its default video quality to ensure that there is sufficient bandwidth for all users.YouTube videos will automatically stream in standard definition for at least a month, as health officials work to curtail the spread of COVID-19, which has ...

  6. Police Issue Alert Following Multiple Coyote Sightings In Westchester

    Police Issue Alert Following Multiple Coyote Sightings In Westchester

    While most are fretting over the unabated spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), a village in Westchester is warning of a different potential threat: coyotes.The Scarsdale Police Department issued a warning to area residents after there were multiple coyote sightings in the area of Mamaroneck and Saxon Woods Roads near Meadow Road.Police said that the coyotes did not appear ...

  7. COVID-19: Cartoonist Gives His Take On Crisis

    COVID-19: Cartoonist Gives His Take On Crisis

    With the world gripped in fear by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, one cartoonist tried to offer some levity to the situation with a series of new cartoons he’s offering to the public for free.Political cartoonist Clay Jones, who runs Claytoonz and draws a weekly cartoon for CNN, will be doing the cartoons free of charge for the next month, providing no less than six each week ...

  8. COVID-19: CVS Health To Provide Bonuses, Add Benefits, Hire 50K In Response To Pandemic

    COVID-19: CVS Health To Provide Bonuses, Add Benefits, Hire 50K In Response To Pandemic

    CVS Health is offering incentives to current employees and plans to bolster its workforce by 50,000 to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.Employees at CVS locations across the country will receive bonuses between $150 and $500 for those who assist patients and customers “in this time of unprecedented need.” The bonuses have been earmarked for pharmacists and certain other health ...

  9. COVID-19: Grocery Workers On Front Lines In Battle: How You Can Shop Safely

    COVID-19: Grocery Workers On Front Lines In Battle: How You Can Shop Safely

    While millions have self-isolated and have been telecommuting or not going into work at all amid fears of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, there’s a select group that doesn't have that option: grocery store employees.The world has slowed to a halt for much of the country, but things have only sped up at grocery stores, where shoppers have been flooding aisles and clearing out ...

  10. COVID-19: Stop Selling Bogus 'Coronavirus-Killing' Devices, State AG Tells Scammers

    COVID-19: Stop Selling Bogus 'Coronavirus-Killing' Devices, State AG Tells Scammers

    The New York Attorney General is striking back against scammers who have been marketing and selling phony “novel coronavirus-killing” devices.Three companies have allegedly been misrepresenting to consumers that COVID-19 is a primarily airborne disease and that its air purifiers can effectively prevent people from contracting the virus by removing the virus particles from the ...

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