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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. Ex-UConn Coach Jim Calhoun Accused Of Sex Discrimination, Fostering 'Boys Club' Atmosphere

    Ex-UConn Coach Jim Calhoun Accused Of Sex Discrimination, Fostering 'Boys Club' Atmosphere

    Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been accused of sex discrimination and of fostering a “boys club” in a lawsuit against the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where he now coaches.Jaclyn Piscitelli, a former athletic director at Saint Joseph, filed a lawsuit this week against the school in West Hartford, alleging Title IX violations, including claims ...

  2. Alert Issued For Man Wanted For Attempted Murder In Westchester

    Alert Issued For Man Wanted For Attempted Murder In Westchester

    Know him?An alert has been issued by the Yonkers Police Department Warrant Squad for a man wanted for attempted murder.Alexis Diaz, 39, was arrested by police in Yonkers and later charged with second-degree attempted murder. A warrant was issued for his arrest in Westchester after he failed to appear for court proceedings.Police described Diaz as a 5-foot-10 Hispanic man weighing ...

  3. CT Man Admits To Child Porn Offense Involving 13-Year-Old Boy He Met Online

    CT Man Admits To Child Porn Offense Involving 13-Year-Old Boy He Met Online

    A Connecticut man remains released on a $50,000 bond with Internet and location monitoring after pleading guilty to child pornography charges involving a 13-year-old boy he met on social media.Brian Gregan, 33, of Windsor Locks, pleaded guilty in New Haven federal court this week to one count of receipt of child pornography dating back to an incident with a teenager in 2017.In June ...

  4. Long Island Man Sentenced For Supplying Heroin To Bloods Gang

    Long Island Man Sentenced For Supplying Heroin To Bloods Gang

    A Long Island man has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison for selling heroin to a Queens-based Bloods gang.Valley Stream resident Stanley Fuller - also known as “Webo” and “Morty” - was sentenced in Brooklyn federal court to t10 years and one month in prison after pleading guilty to a pair of heroin distortion conspiracies involving the gang. He pleaded guilty in April.U.S. ...

  5. Video: 'Monster' Fish Caught On Camera Bursting Out Of Hudson River

    Video: 'Monster' Fish Caught On Camera Bursting Out Of Hudson River

    Did Nessie take a vacation to the Hudson Valley? Garry Gleason was kayaking in the Hudson River with a friend when an enormous fish leaped into the air much to his surprise. According to the kayaker, the fish was approximately eight-feet long.In disbelief at what he had seen, Gleason conferred with a fellow kayaker, who was looking in a different direction. At that point, Gleason ...

  6. Westchester Man Convicted Of Sexually Abusing Teenager

    Westchester Man Convicted Of Sexually Abusing Teenager

    A Westchester County man has been found guilty following a jury trial of sexually abusing a child.Port Chester resident Hugo Zuniga, 37, was found guilty of first-degree sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child on Friday, Oct. 11, after the jury deliberated for five days.In August last year, Zuniga sexually abused his 14-year-old victim, Westchester County District Attorney ...

  7. Mosquito-Borne EEE Virus Found In Two Cities In Fairfield County

    Mosquito-Borne EEE Virus Found In Two Cities In Fairfield County

    Two cities in Fairfield County are among the 26 locales in Connecticut to report cases of the mosquito-borne EEE virus that has been rapidly spreading.Shelton and Stamford were among 26 towns to report cases of eastern equine encephalitis.Other towns include: Bethany;Chester;Colchester;Columbia;East Haddam;East ...

  8. MS-13 Member Sentenced For Murder With Machetes, Baseball Bat On Long Island

    MS-13 Member Sentenced For Murder With Machetes, Baseball Bat On Long Island

    A member of the MS-13 street gang on Long Island will spend 25 years in prison after being sentenced for beating a man to death with a machete in a gang assault.Marlon Guevara, also known as “Mosquito,” a member of the Sailors Locos Salvatruchas Westside clique of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as the MS-13, was sentenced by United States Circuit Judge Joseph Bianco to 25 years’ in ...

  9. Long Island Man Wanted On First-Degree Gang Assault Charge

    Long Island Man Wanted On First-Degree Gang Assault Charge

    An alert has been issued for an alleged gang member on Long Island who is wanted by police on Long Island.The Nassau County Police Department is attempting to locate 25-year-old Lamel Blaylock, who is wanted by the Nassau County Court on a charge of first-degree gang assault with intent to cause serious physical injury.While he was a teenager, Blaylock was arrested in Hempstead when he ...

  10. Third Suspect Charged After Thefts Of Luxury Cars On Long Island

    Third Suspect Charged After Thefts Of Luxury Cars On Long Island

    A third man is facing charges for his role in stealing high-end luxury vehicles on Long Island, police said.An investigation into a rash of stolen vehicles was launched by the Nassau County Police Department in August after an Audi was reported stolen in Garden City Park.The investigation determined that three suspects were responsible for the thefts, and two of those suspects have been ...

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