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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. Swimmer From Westchester Wins Medal At Olympics

    Swimmer From Westchester Wins Medal At Olympics

    A former high school swimming standout in the Hudson Valley can add a new accomplishment to her resume after earning a medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Early on Wednesday, July 28 in Tokyo, the 19-year-old Kate Douglass, a Westchester native who starred for Pelham High School, won the bronze medal in the 200-meter individual medley, behind Japan’s You Ohashi and her teammate at the ...

  2. Diver From NY Wins Medal At Olympics

    Diver From NY Wins Medal At Olympics

    A diving duo from Long Island and Massachusetts who met at the University of Indiana dove their way into the record books, joining the parade of Americans claiming medals at the Tokyo Olympics.Nassau County native Andrew Capobianco, who calls Mineola home, and his teammate, Hampshire County resident Michael Hixon, out of Amherst, Massachusetts, took home the silver medal for the US in ...

  3. One Injured, Multiple Cars Destroyed By Fire At Long Island Car Rental

    One Injured, Multiple Cars Destroyed By Fire At Long Island Car Rental

    One injury was reported and multiple cars were destroyed when a fire broke out at a Hertz-Rent-A-Car on Long Island, authorities announced.First responders were dispatched to Hertz on Medford Avenue in East Patchogue shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, where there was a report of multiple cars that caught fire in the parking lot.In total, officials said that eight cars ...

  4. COVID-19: City In Westchester To Mandate Employees, School Workers Get Vaccinated

    COVID-19: City In Westchester To Mandate Employees, School Workers Get Vaccinated

    Westchester’s largest city will be following the state’s lead in mandating all municipal workers and school employees take the COVID-19 vaccine or else face repeated testing for the virus.Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced on Wednesday, July 28 that all municipal and Yonkers School District employees must provide one-time proof of COVID-19 vaccination by Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 6) or ...

  5. Driver, Passenger Treated By Paramedics After BMW SUV Rolls Over In Area

    Driver, Passenger Treated By Paramedics After BMW SUV Rolls Over In Area

    Paramedics rushed to the scene to treat the occupants of a BMW SUV after a rollover crash in the area.First responders in Putnam County from the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire, Mahopac Police, Carmel Police departments, and Putnam County paramedics responded to the incident that happened on Hill Street at approximately 11:35 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27.Jack Casey, the Public Information ...

  6. COVID-19: Cape Cod Cluster Cases Nearly Double

    COVID-19: Cape Cod Cluster Cases Nearly Double

    Click here for an updated story - COVID-19: Cape Cod Cluster Among Vaccinated Led To Mask Shift; CDC Says 'The War Has Changed'Masks will now be required in a Cape Cod community after the number of new COVID-19 cases linked to the Delta variant nearly doubled in just days. Hundreds of new COVID-19 cases were reported in Provincetown, as the number of confirmed infections rose to ...

  7. COVID-19: State Workers In NY, Hospital Employees To Be Required To Get Vaccinated

    COVID-19: State Workers In NY, Hospital Employees To Be Required To Get Vaccinated

    New York will require state workers to be vaccinated by Labor Day, or else face weekly testing for COVID-19 as the country faces off against variants of the virus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.During a briefing on Wednesday, July 28, Cuomo announced that state employees would be required to get the vaccine while encouraging local governments to take similar steps across New York, ...

  8. Pedestrian Struck While Walking Near Nassau County Fast-Food Restaurant

    Pedestrian Struck While Walking Near Nassau County Fast-Food Restaurant

    A pedestrian was hospitalized with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle crossing a busy roadway outside a Long Island fast-food restaurant, police said.A 57-year-old woman was driving a 2017 Honda east on the Hempstead Turnpike at approximately 10:35 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27 when she struck the female pedestrian in the vicinity of the Checker’s restaurant in East ...

  9. COVID-19: Long Island Sees New Spike In Cases; Latest Breakdown By Community

    COVID-19: Long Island Sees New Spike In Cases; Latest Breakdown By Community

    The positive COVID-19 infection rate on Long Island continues to surge as New York - and the rest of the country - battles the now-dominant Delta strain of the virus.  According to the Department of Health, the seven-day average positive-testing rate for those tested on Long Island rose for the 10th straight day, up to 2.36 percent on Monday, July 26, up from 2.08 percent on ...

  10. COVID-19: Hudson Valley Sees New Spike In Cases; Latest Breakdown By County

    COVID-19: Hudson Valley Sees New Spike In Cases; Latest Breakdown By County

    The positive COVID-19 infection rate in the Hudson Valley continues to surge as New York - and the rest of the country - battles the now-dominant Delta strain of the virus. According to the Department of Health, the seven-day average positive-testing rate for those tested in the Hudson Valley rose for the 10th straight day, up to 1.74 percent on Monday, July 26, up from 1.29 percent as ...

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