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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. College Student Found Dead Attended Elementary School In Westchester

    College Student Found Dead Attended Elementary School In Westchester

    A 22-year-old from Fairfield County who was found dead in his car at Southern Connecticut State University was an American history major and basketball player who attended elementary school in Westchester.Brookfield resident Sean Gallo was found unresponsive in his vehicle that was parked in the West Campus Parking Garage at approximately 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, school officials ...

  2. Cuomo Blames Press For His Use Of N-Word During Live Radio Interview

    Cuomo Blames Press For His Use Of N-Word During Live Radio Interview

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is blaming the press for his use of the n-word during a live radio interview last week.Cuomo was asked on WAMC radio on Tuesday, Oct. 15 to discuss the controversy regarding Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which was celebrated at the same time as Columbus Day.The conversation took a turn to a weekend New York Times opinion piece that spoke of the treatment of Italian ...

  3. Westchester Man Charged With Attempted Murder Of Federal Officer

    Westchester Man Charged With Attempted Murder Of Federal Officer

    A knife-wielding man from Westchester who tried to stab law enforcement officials attempting to apprehend him on an active warrant has been charged with attempted murder, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.Yonkers resident Michael Cabon, 29, has been arrested and charged for attempting to murder a federal law enforcement officer in White Plains federal court.It is alleged ...

  4. Hit-Run Driver Found After Crash Kills Hudson Valley Woman

    Hit-Run Driver Found After Crash Kills Hudson Valley Woman

    A 66-year-old woman from the Hudson Valley was killed by a “heartless” hit-and-run driver.Sheryl Augustine of New Paltz in Ulster County was struck by a car on Wednesday, Oct. 16, while walking in Brooklyn. The driver - later identified as Roman Slobodkin, of Brooklyn - was arrested this week.“The Collision Investigation Squad has tracked down and arrested the heartless driver who fled ...

  5. Man Charged With Stealing $40K From Area Employer

    Man Charged With Stealing $40K From Area Employer

    A 21-year-old Hudson Valley man is in police custody after being arrested for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his employer over more than a year.Jonathan Bruno, of Rock Hill in Sullivan County, was arrested for stealing more than $40,000 from his employer over a year and a half, Fallsburg police said.Bruno was charged with third-degree grand larceny and second-degree forgery, ...

  6. ID Released For 25-Year-Old Struck, Killed By SUV In Westport

    ID Released For 25-Year-Old Struck, Killed By SUV In Westport

    Police have identified the 25-year-old local man who died at Norwalk Hospital after being struck by a car in Westport.Westport resident Peter Greenberg was struck by a car shortly after noontime on Monday, Oct. 21 at the intersection of Bulkley Avenue North and North Sasco Common. He was later transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 3:30 p.m. on ...

  7. Woman Wanted For Stealing Credit, Debit Cards From Long Island High School

    Woman Wanted For Stealing Credit, Debit Cards From Long Island High School

    Police on Long Island are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down a woman who allegedly used stolen credit and debit cards taken from an area high school.Suffolk County Crime Stoppers released surveillance photos of a woman and her vehicle after she allegedly stole the cards from a vehicle parked at Walt Whitman High School on Wednesday, Sept. 11.According to police, the woman ...

  8. Judith Johnson, Longtime Hudson Valley Educator, Dies

    Judith Johnson, Longtime Hudson Valley Educator, Dies

    Former New York State Education Department Regent and prominent Hudson Valley educator Judith Johnson has died.During her career, Johnson, 80, spent time serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for Education under President Bill Clinton and spent decades educating students in the Hudson Valley.Johnson spent 10 years as the Schools Superintendent in ...

  9. Hudson Valley Woman Accused Of Hitting, Killing Grandfather With Car In NYC

    Hudson Valley Woman Accused Of Hitting, Killing Grandfather With Car In NYC

    A Hudson Valley woman with a spotty driving record is facing multiple charges for allegedly striking three pedestrians, including a beloved grandfather, on two separate occasions in Manhattan.Jessenia Fajardo, 38, of Walden in Orange County, was charged in New York State Supreme Court with manslaughter, second- and third-degree assault after killing 62-year-old Alfred Pocari, “seriously ...

  10. Pickup Truck Driver Intentionally Rams Audi, Police Cruisers On Meadowbrook Parkway, Police Say

    Pickup Truck Driver Intentionally Rams Audi, Police Cruisers On Meadowbrook Parkway, Police Say

    A man driving a pickup truck was taken into custody on Long Island after repeatedly ramming an Audi on the Meadowbrook State Parkway into New York State Police cruisers and attempting to flee, police said.New York State Police troopers were dispatched at approximately 9:38 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, to a stretch of the parkway in Hempstead, where there was a report of a Toyota Tundra ...

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