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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: NYC Freshman Congressman, Army Vet Max Rose, Deploys To National Guard

    COVID-19: NYC Freshman Congressman, Army Vet Max Rose, Deploys To National Guard

    A New York congressman is swapping his business suits for fatigues as the combat veteran plans to deploy with the National Guard to help in the battle against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Congressman Max Rose, a captain in the Army National Guard whose congressional district includes parts of Staten Island and Brooklyn, announced that he will deploy on Wednesday, April ...

  2. COVID-19: Trump's Response To Crisis Costs Him Support Of Sports Radio Icon Mike Francesa

    COVID-19: Trump's Response To Crisis Costs Him Support Of Sports Radio Icon Mike Francesa

    New York sports radio icon Mike Francesa, a longtime loyal supporter of President Donald Trump, took the commander-in-chief to task for his response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.In recent days, the longtime WFAN host has used his platform to be critical of the president while touting the efforts of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo since the outbreak began.“We're watching one ...

  3. COVID-19: Westchester-Based Regeneron Creating 500K Test Kits For State At No Charge

    COVID-19: Westchester-Based Regeneron Creating 500K Test Kits For State At No Charge

    Hundreds of thousands of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) testing kits are being provided to New York State by Westchester-based Regeneron free of charge as medical facilities plan to ramp up testing statewide.Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, located in  Tarrytown, announced it is creating 500,000 test kits for the state, at no charge amid a national shortage of kits and swabs. Gov. Andrew ...

  4. COVID-19: Town Hall Closes In Westchester After Employee Tests Positive

    COVID-19: Town Hall Closes In Westchester After Employee Tests Positive

    A positive novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a governmental building in Northern Westchester forced the closure of town hall after an employee inside tested positive for the virus.Yorktown Supervisor Matt Slater announced on social media on Tuesday, March 31, that a town employee tested positive for COVID-19. The building was subsequently shut down, sanitized, and the employee entered ...

  5. COVID-19: Worst May Not Be Until End Of April, Cuomo Says, As Long Island Now Has 17,159 Cases

    COVID-19: Worst May Not Be Until End Of April, Cuomo Says, As Long Island Now Has 17,159 Cases

    With 1,010 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus reported in Nassau County and 892 cases in Suffolk, the total on Long Island has climbed to 17,159 since the outbreak began.The worst of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in New York may not be until the end of April, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned on Wednesday, April 1 during his daily news briefing. (See first image ...

  6. COVID-19: Worst May Not Be Until End Of April, Cuomo Says, As State Total Hits 83,712 Cases

    COVID-19: Worst May Not Be Until End Of April, Cuomo Says, As State Total Hits 83,712 Cases

    The worst of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in New York may not be until the end of April as the death toll continues to rise, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned.There have now been 7,917 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York overnight, bringing the statewide total to 83,712. There were also 391 new deaths, as the total climbs to 1,941 since the outbreak began.Of the 83,712 ...

  7. Ex-Yankees Manager Joe Torre Sells Lake House In Hudson Valley

    Ex-Yankees Manager Joe Torre Sells Lake House In Hudson Valley

    He’s outta there!Legendary New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, who has a career in Major League Baseball spanning six decades, has sold his charming lake house in the Hudson Valley.The Los Angeles Times reported that Torre, who has been everything from a player to a manager to league executive in MLB, sold his Carmel home, which overlooks Lake Mahopac, for $983,000, a reported $117,000 ...

  8. COVID-19: State Orders Schools To Cancel Spring Recess, Continue Remote Learning

    COVID-19: State Orders Schools To Cancel Spring Recess, Continue Remote Learning

    School districts in New York have been instructed to forego traditional spring recess and continue distance learning as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to plague the state.With schools statewide shut down through at least Wednesday, April 15 due to the virus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order requiring that remote teaching continues to that date.The ...

  9. COVID-19: Long Island Business Fined For Selling Fake Masks

    COVID-19: Long Island Business Fined For Selling Fake Masks

    A Long Island business has been fined for selling masks they illegally claimed were N-95-certified at an inflated price, despite the fact they will not protect from novel coronavirus (COVID-19).Officials in Nassau County announced that a business has been fined $25,000 for selling masks out of a warehouse on Old Country Road.Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said, "if you are buying ...

  10. COVID-19: What's A Covidiot? Why's It Trending On Social Media?

    COVID-19: What's A Covidiot? Why's It Trending On Social Media?

    The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has led to sweeping changes across the country, and now, even a new term: “covidiot.” According to Urban Dictionary, a covidiot is “someone who ignores the warnings regarding public health or safety. A person who hoards goods, denying them from their neighbors.”A second definition listed is “a person that flies into ...

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