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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. Boxer From Long Island Fighting For His Life After Knockout

    Boxer From Long Island Fighting For His Life After Knockout

    A boxer from Long Island is in the fight of his life after being knocked out in a match at Wintrust Arena in Chicago over the weekend.Freeport’s Patrick Day, 27, remained in a coma early on Sunday, Oct. 14, after he had to undergo emergency brain surgery after being knocked out by Charles Conwell in a fight the night earlier.Day was knocked down twice in the fourth and eighth rounds ...

  2. Woman Wanted For Stealing Purse At Roosevelt Field Mall Store, Police Say

    Woman Wanted For Stealing Purse At Roosevelt Field Mall Store, Police Say

    A wanted woman was caught on camera stealing a purse that was left behind at a pretzel shop inside the Roosevelt Field Mall.Nassau County Police Detectives responded to the mall at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in East Garden City, where a woman reported that her purse had been stolen.According to police, the woman left her purse unattended at an Auntie Annie’s store, and ...

  3. Seen Him? CT Man Has Been Missing More Than A Week

    Seen Him? CT Man Has Been Missing More Than A Week

    Police are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down a Connecticut man who has been missing for days.Peter Recchia, 59, was last seen on Thursday, Oct. 3, in the vicinity of Millers Pond State Park in Haddam, Middletown Police said. He was reportedly traveling south on Foot Hills Road and was wearing a short-sleeved blue shirt, jeans, a black belt and sneakers at the time he was ...

  4. Two New Mosquito Samples Test Positive For EEE Virus In Suffolk

    Two New Mosquito Samples Test Positive For EEE Virus In Suffolk

    Two more mosquito samples on Long Island have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis virus, the Suffolk County Health Department announced.Two samples of Culiseta melanura species collected on Tuesday, Oct. 1, tested positive of the virus, officials announced. No new samples tested positive for West Nile virus.To date, Suffolk County has reported 77 mosquito samples ...

  5. Hutchinson River Parkway Double-Lane Closure Scheduled

    Hutchinson River Parkway Double-Lane Closure Scheduled

    Motorists traveling on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Westchester next week can expect delays around the village of Scarsdale and the city of New Rochelle due to maintenance work.Double-lane closures have been announced on the Hutchinson River Parkway northbound between exit 21 Route 125) and exit 26W (I-287) beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 15.The closures are expected to occur between ...

  6. Alert Issued For Woman Wanted For Stealing Credit Cards From Friend

    Alert Issued For Woman Wanted For Stealing Credit Cards From Friend

    An alert has been issued by New York State Police investigators in Ellenville who allegedly stole credit cards from a friend and charged more than $2,500.Kelly Kiernan was arrested and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after an investigation determined that she and other co-conspirators stole several credit cards from a friend. Kiernan then made multiple unauthorized credit and ...

  7. Long Island Man Wanted On DWAI By Drugs Charge

    Long Island Man Wanted On DWAI By Drugs Charge

    Know him? Police investigators in Nassau County issued an alert for Valley Stream resident Joseph Cannata, who was arrested for driving while ability impaired by drugs last year and is now wanted by the Nassau County Court.Investigators describe Cannata as 5-foot-9  with blonde hair and blue eyes, weighing approximately 185 pounds. It was noted that anyone who comes into ...

  8. Long Island Man Charged In International Fraud, Money Laundering Conspiracy

    Long Island Man Charged In International Fraud, Money Laundering Conspiracy

    A Long Island man was among 18 charged in an international fraud and money laundering conspiracy.Officials announced on Thursday, Oct. 10 the unsealing of an indictment and two superseding indictments charging 18 people with participating in an international conspiracy to commit a variety of offenses, including access device fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, and aggravated identity ...

  9. Former Area Resident Charged With Possessing Child Pornography

    Former Area Resident Charged With Possessing Child Pornography

    A former Connecticut resident with a previous conviction for possessing child pornography is facing new charges for the same crime.Michelle Lynn Gschlecht, formerly known as Richard Gschlecht, 49, last known to reside in New Haven, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Hartford charging him with possession of child pornography.It is alleged that Gschlecht knowingly possessed the ...

  10. Frozen, Refrigerated Cookie Dough Products Recalled Due To Potential Health Risk

    Frozen, Refrigerated Cookie Dough Products Recalled Due To Potential Health Risk

    The FDA has expanded its voluntary recall of frozen and refrigerated cookie dough products that could trigger a peanut allergy are being recalled.Last month, California New Foods issued a voluntary recall of products that are improperly labeled and fail to address the potential for the cookie dough to contain peanut and wheat allergens.This week, the company announced that recall ...

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