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Orangetown Daily Voice serves Blauvelt, Grand View-on-Hudson, Orangeburg, Palisades, Pearl River, Piermont, South Nyack, Sparkill & Tappan

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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: Radio Reporter Says She Infected Others At 90th Birthday Party In Westchester

    COVID-19: Radio Reporter Says She Infected Others At 90th Birthday Party In Westchester

    A New York City radio reporter who covered the initial novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Westchester infected several people at her mom’s 90th birthday party, some of whom later died, according to reports.Alice Stockton-Rossini, a journalist for 710 WOR, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that she caught the virus while doing on-mic interviews in New Rochelle, which was at the ...

  2. John F. Kennedy’s Grand-Niece And Her Son, 8, Missing After Boating Accident, Reports Say

    John F. Kennedy’s Grand-Niece And Her Son, 8, Missing After Boating Accident, Reports Say

    The search is on for two members of the Kennedy family who were reported missing after going boating in the Chesapeake Bay.Maeve Kennedy McKean - the granddaughter of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and grand-niece of President John F. Kennedy - and her 8-year-old son Gideon were reported missing near Annapolis, Maryland. They haven’t been seen or heard from since Thursday, April 2.According to ...

  3. COVID-19: Lamont Addresses Rumors About Martial Law, Closing Liquor Stores

    COVID-19: Lamont Addresses Rumors About Martial Law, Closing Liquor Stores

    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said the state is considering setting up an informational hotline to dispel rumors and misinformation about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has been spreading online.Lamont said in a radio interview that the state might set up a hotline that is different than the overloaded 2-1-1 line, which would allow his office to provide general information ...

  4. COVID-19: 'See You On Sunday - Virtually,' New Canaan Minister Tells Church Members

    COVID-19: 'See You On Sunday - Virtually,' New Canaan Minister Tells Church Members

    With temples of worship shut down due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, one Fairfield County church has turned to technology to provide faith services.The Congregational Church of New Canaan has been posting virtual worship services online as it practices socially distancing. The church has also used Zoom as part of its digital shift.Rev. Stephen Chapin Garner, the senior ...

  5. COVID-19: Suffolk Launches Interactive Map Of Cases

    COVID-19: Suffolk Launches Interactive Map Of Cases

    The Suffolk County government has launched an interactive map to help the public keep track of how the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading throughout the county.The interactive map will provide a breakdown of statistics in each Suffolk County municipality and each town using information from the New York State Department of Health.See the interactive map hereAccording to the ...

  6. COVID-19: 43 Deaths Reported In Hard-Hit Nassau County In Less Than 24 Hours

    COVID-19: 43 Deaths Reported In Hard-Hit Nassau County In Less Than 24 Hours

    Forty-three new novel coronavirus (COVID-19)-related deaths in Nassau County have been reported since overnight as the death toll in the county rises to 138, County Executive Laura Curran announced.Curran said that there are now 12,024 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county, a rise of 1,437 from the day before, the largest single-day jump since the outbreak began. There have now been ...

  7. COVID-19: Cuomo Issues Executive Order To Redistribute Ventilators Across New York Hospitals

    COVID-19: Cuomo Issues Executive Order To Redistribute Ventilators Across New York Hospitals

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is signing an Executive Order that will allow him to “borrow” ventilators and other essential equipment that isn’t isn’t being used and redistribute them to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) hotspots in the state.Cuomo said the order will allow him to deploy the National Guard largely to upstate hospitals, where the virus hasn’t hit as hard, to redistribute the ...

  8. COVID-19: Largest Increase In Daily Death Toll As Number Of Cases Climbs To 102,863 In New York

    COVID-19: Largest Increase In Daily Death Toll As Number Of Cases Climbs To 102,863 In New York

    There were 562 newly reported deaths tied to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in New York, the most fatalities reported in a single day since the outbreak.At his daily COVID-19 briefing on Friday, April 3, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that there have been 10,482 new positive cases, bringing the state’s total to 102,863 cases, four times more than any other state.There ...

  9. COVID-19: Cuomo 'Concerned' As Long Island Cases Climb To 12,024

    COVID-19: Cuomo 'Concerned' As Long Island Cases Climb To 12,024

    There was more than 1,400 new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in both Nassau and Suffolk as the total number of cases tops 10,000 in both counties, numbers New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called “concerning.” At his daily COVID-19 briefing on Friday, April 3, Cuomo confirmed that there were 1,437 new cases in Nassau, as the total rose to 12,024, and there were 1,408 new cases in ...

  10. Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Child, State Police Say

    Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Child, State Police Say

    A 44-year-old man is facing a host of charges for allegedly sexually abusing a minor, New York State Police said.A police investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of a minor in Orange County led to the arrest of Monroe resident Russell Ferdico who allegedly had sexual contact with his underage victim on multiple occasions.Police said that Ferdico’s victim was under the age of ...

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