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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. Hudson Valley School District Lawyers Draw Protests For Rape Case Defense

    Hudson Valley School District Lawyers Draw Protests For Rape Case Defense

    Some students and community members demonstrated and protested over arguments made by lawyers for a Westchester school district following their response to a lawsuit filed by a teen who alleges that she was raped and choked by a bully.A small group of students and parents gathered outside New Rochelle High School after lawyers for the district said that the 14-year-old alleged victim ...

  2. COVID-19: Here's When NYers 60+ Can Get Vaccinated Without Appointment

    COVID-19: Here's When NYers 60+ Can Get Vaccinated Without Appointment

    Another hurdle has been removed for older New Yorkers seeking the COVID-19 vaccine.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that beginning on Friday, April 23, residents 60 years and older can enter any of the state’s 16 mass vaccination sites and receive a vaccine without having to schedule an appointment.“Today, we’re taking an additional step for people 60 years of age and older. You ...

  3. Westchester Store Owner Fatally Stabbed By Would-Be Shoplifter, Police Say

    Westchester Store Owner Fatally Stabbed By Would-Be Shoplifter, Police Say

    A store owner in Westchester was stabbed multiple times and killed after allegedly confronting a would-be shoplifter who attempted to steal clothes, police said.Investigators from the Yonkers Police Department responded to the Premier Fashion clothing store on New Main Street at approximately 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, where there was a report of a stabbing incident.Upon arrival, ...

  4. LI School District Fires Teacher Accused Of Having Sexual Relationship With Student

    LI School District Fires Teacher Accused Of Having Sexual Relationship With Student

    A 28-year-old math teacher on Long Island has been fired after allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a teenage student.Suffolk County resident Veronica Pezdan, of Holbrook, the now-former teacher at Shoreham-Wading River High School, was terminated following her arrest for an alleged relationship with a student over the course of two months.Original story - Long Island HS ...

  5. Suspect Nabbed In Fatal Western Massachusetts Shooting

    Suspect Nabbed In Fatal Western Massachusetts Shooting

    A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting in Western Massachusetts, officials announced.Berkshire County resident Edward Jennings, of Pittsfield, was arrested on Tuesday, April 20, and charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of local resident Lemond Grady, age 39, who was shot and killed on North Street.Officers from the Pittsfield ...

  6. Anti-Semitic Graffiti Discovered At School In Area

    Anti-Semitic Graffiti Discovered At School In Area

    A playground in the Hudson Valley was defaced with anti-Semitic symbols that were tagged on equipment, officials said.Vandalism at North Garnerville Elementary School in Rockland County was recently found with swastikas spray-painted on its steps and indistinguishable lettering that was hateful toward the Jewish community.The incident is currently being investigated as a potential hate ...

  7. Recall Issued For Boneless Beef Products Due To Possible  E. Coli Contamination

    Recall Issued For Boneless Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination

    Nearly 5,000 pounds of a boneless beef product shipped to the East Coast are being recalled due to potential E. coli contamination.Colorado-based JBS USA Food Company is recalling approximately 4,860 pounds of imported boneless beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced ...

  8. COVID-19: Nation's Least Vaccinated Counties Share Common Bond, Report Says

    COVID-19: Nation's Least Vaccinated Counties Share Common Bond, Report Says

    The COVID-19 vaccine has become the latest thing to become split along “red” and “blue” party lines, according to a newly released study.A new report released in The New York Times, which examined survey and vaccine administration data for nearly every US county, found that those willing to receive a vaccination and actual vaccination rates to date were lower in regions that voters ...

  9. House Fire Breaks Out In Fairfield County

    House Fire Breaks Out In Fairfield County

    A fire was quickly knocked down after it broke out in a multi-family Fairfield County home on Monday morning.Crews from the Stamford Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire on Hillandale Avenue at 9:28 a.m. on Monday, April 19 minutes after clearing the scene from an incident on Glenbrook Road.Stamford Deputy Chief Matt Palmer said that upon arrival, firefighters found a ...

  10. COVID-19: One Vaccine Dose May Be As Effective As Two For Those Who've Had Virus, Report Says

    COVID-19: One Vaccine Dose May Be As Effective As Two For Those Who've Had Virus, Report Says

    New studies have found that Americans receiving the first dose of the two-shot Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine may be protected against the spread of the vaccine.According to a Bloomberg report, out of more than 1,000 staff members tested at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, many responded to the first dose so robustly that their results were similar to co-workers who ...

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