Your Reporter Katherine Pacchiana
Andrea Graziano was a reporter for the Journal News in Rockland and Westchester counties for eight years, covering everything from schools to immigration to breaking news. Prior to that she worked at a chain of weekly newspapers on Long Island's North Shore and as a freelance writer for Yankees Magazine. She has a Master's Degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. When not working, she enjoys reading, running and spending as much time as possible with her husband and two sons.
A long-time Hudson Valley resident, Art worked for the now-defunct North County News in Yorktown as a reporter and photographer for three years before joining The Daily Voice. Art studied anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, usually between track meets and trips to the beach. He received his Master’s Degree from the Northeastern University School of Journalism in Boston in 2007. Art is an avid runner who has recently participated in the Marine Corps Marathon and the Philadelphia Half Marathon. He plans to run the Utica Boilermaker 15K and the ING New York City Marathon in the coming year.
Larchmont native Brian Donnelly covers White Plains for the Daily Voice. Brian graduated magna cum laude from Iona College and interned for the Fox News Channel. After college, he became a freelance writer for the health section of the Fox News Channel website. Brian most recently worked at the public-access channel LMC-TV as an audio-visual technician, filming local board meetings, high school sports and community events.
Carli-Rae has somehow honed her inquisitive skills by working in local news. Currently an editor at The Daily Voice in Connecticut and Westchester, she has also covered news in Putnam County, where she composed a series of investigative stories that criticized wasteful government spending and political corruption throughout New York State. Carli-Rae's investigative works received recognition from the New York Press Association for excellence in in-depth reporting. She is a graduate of Sacred Heart University and also completed a year-long internship with FOX News Channel, most notably interning for the network’s media relations department.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Casey graduated from Fairfield University with a major in journalism and a minor in political science. He has covered Darien and other towns in Fairfield County since 2010. He recently turned his reporting attention to Port Chester, Rye and Harrison.
Chaya Babu is a native of Briarcliff Manor who has experience reporting in Chicago and Mumbai, where she worked as a freelance feature writer before returning to the New York area. She has a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism. Her past work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and Time Out Chicago, as well the India-based publications OPEN Magazine, The Sunday Guardian and The Alternative.
Born and raised in Westchester County, Danny began a journalism career as a newsboy, then copy boy for Yonkers Herald Statesman. He attended Yonkers Public Schools and Valley Forge Christian College. After a career in real estate management, Danny became a sports writer and editor for Gannett Newspapers 1989-2004. He wrote and self published "Seasons in Sanctuary" in 2007 and worked as a freelance writer for several publications through 2011.
Eric Gendron is a graduate of the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. He covered Ithaca area sports, including Cornell University, for Ithaca College Television. Before joining The Daily Voice, he interned with Sportsnet New York and NBC news' London branch.
Karen has lived and worked in Connecticut for more than two decades. Her professional experience includes more than a decade of work as the news editor at The Advocate in Stamford and reporting and editing stints on the staff of The Hartford Courant, among others. She is dedicated to local news, winter sports and reading nonfiction books.
Katherine Pacchiana is a graduate of Hobart & William Smith Colleges and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She also studied photography at the International Center of Photography and recently exhibited photos from a 2000-mile trip along historic Route 66. She lives in North Salem, where she rides dressage on a handsome black stallion named Night Music. Before working for The North Salem Daily Voice and The Somers Daily Voice she worked for Patch, covering Brewster, Southeast, Peekskill and Yorktown. She also spent three years living in Rome, where she perfected her Italian as a bilingual tour guide and, most importantly, learned to cook from an Italian "nonna."
Matt Bultman reports on the town of Yonkers for the Daily Voice. Originally from Michigan, he moved to New York to study journalism at St. John’s University in Queens. Before working at the Daily Voice, Matt worked as a reporter for Johnson Newspapers in northern New York, writing for the Daily Courier-Observer and Watertown Daily Times. He also interned at the New York Daily News and Queens Ledger.
Matt Zalaznick has been managing editor of The Daily Voice's Fairfield County news websites since 2010 and in Westchester County since 2013. He was previously the managing editor of the Vail Daily newspaper and website in Vail, Colorado. He has been a reporter, editor, columnist and photographer at newspapers in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Miami suburbs. His other claim to fame is that his guitar was hit by a car while he was hitch-hiking in Ireland, just a few days after he made about $15 singing on the street in a town called Tralee. He is a graduate of Tufts University and a Miami native, but considers the New York area his ancestral home.
Meredith is a New York transplant from Texas. She graduated in May 2011 from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. She has interned at The Dallas Morning News and Park Cities People. She also spent four years working at her college newspaper, The Daily Campus.
Michael Nocella, a longtime native of South Jersey, is excited to join the Daily Voice's team and be a new resident of Westchester County. Before jumping on board, Michael worked in Ithaca, N.Y., as a freelance reporter for the Ithaca Times and the Finger Lakes Community News. Michael is a 2011 University of Connecticut graduate with a double-major bachelor's degree in communications and English. When Michael isn’t breaking the latest news in Westchester, he most likely is on a long run, at the movies or watching his beloved Philadelphia sports teams break his heart.
After spending two years in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., as a multimedia reporter, Nathan returns east of the Mississippi to cover Westchester for the Daily Voice. Before Arizona, Nathan spent three years in his home state of Michigan working for daily newspapers including The Argus Press, The Kalamazoo Gazette, and Western Michigan University’s newspaper, The Western Herald. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zak worked as a sports editor at the Shoshone News Press in northern Idaho and as a sports writer at the Ithaca Journal before making his way to The Daily Voice. He is a Long Island native and proud alum of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communication. When he’s not bemoaning the Atlanta Braves’ playoff woes, you can probably find him on the phone with his mom.