FOUR ALUMS HAVE JOINED FORMER NYCITY NEWS SERVICE DIRECTOR JERE HESTER AT THE NEW NONPROFIT NEWS ORGANIZATION, THE CITY. HESTER IS FOUNDING EDITOR:
Claudia Irizarry Aponte, ’18, Brooklyn reporter
Kazi Awal, ’16, interactives/graphics producer
Ben Fractenberg, ’09, visual editor
Rosa Goldensohn, ’14, senior reporter
MORE ALUMNI ON THE MOVE
Ann Marie Awad, ’13, is producing and hosting a national podcast about marijuana legalization for Colorado Public Radio.
Jacob Becker, ’14, started a new position as a search engine optimization manager at The New York Post.
Rachel Dzanashvili, ’11, is a booking producer for “WSJ at Large with Gerry Baker” on the Fox Business Network.
Deniz Ergürel, Tow-Knight ’16, is working at Apple as a localization producer in Silicon Valley.
Natalie Fertig, ’14, took on a new role as cannabis reporter for Circa News in Washington, D.C.
Dewayne Gage, ’17, joined Rolling Stone as a social editor.
Teddy Grant, ’17, started his junior reporter position at Buyouts Insider in February.
Rebecca Harris, ’14, joined The Infatuation as product manager for Text Rex.
In addition to teaching video classes at the Newmark J-School, Kayle Hope, ’14, started working as a video journalist at Quartz, where she produces, shoots, and edits stories for a weekly global news show.
Lucy Huang, ’17, started a long-term freelance position as a producer for “StarTalk,” a podcast and National Geographic show hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Anthony Izaguirre, ’16, was named AP’s statehouse correspondent in Charleston, WV.
Heather Martino, ’13, is working part-time as a video producer for UNICEF and for Redglass Pictures.
Suzanna Masih, ’16, joined The Independent Urdu as an online producer in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Erin McCarthy, ’10, joined Barron’s as a digital and print story editor in December.
Tassos Morfis, Tow-Knight ’18, joined the Global Advisory team of the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) as manager for a new project on digital subscriptions.
In addition to her current role as writer and producer at WCBS-TV, Annais Morales, ’11, is teaching a journalism course at CUNY’s Brooklyn College.
Paula Moura, ’18, started an internship at WNYC and also wrote about Brazil’s dam collapse for the British publication Tortoise.
Viktoria Muench, ’17, started a new job as a video producer for Money.
Melissa Noel, ’12, is covering the Caribbean region and Caribbean diaspora communities in New York and Toronto as a correspondent for One Caribbean Television.
Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech, ’16, is working as a reporter at The Villager in Brooklyn.
Brian Reich, Tow-Knight ’12, took on a new role as vice president of communications for Murmuration.
Kayla Rivera, ’17, is joining CBS 46, WGCL-TV in Atlanta as a photojournalist/videographer.
Kathryn Ryan, ’17, joined Reuters‘ New York bureau as a reporter covering women’s rights, LGBTQ issues, and the environment.
María Sánchez Díez, ’15, who co-taught Spanish-language Craft I last fall, joined The Washington Post as an operations editor for the Local section covering the D.C. metro area.
Alyxaundria Sanford, ‘17, was named interim global engagement strategist at Time Out New York.
Joel Schectman, ‘09, is covering intelligence and cyber at Reuters in Washington, D.C.
Adam Shrier, ‘16, started a position as a public information officer for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.
Pauliina Siniauer, ‘17, was hired to work at the data desk of the Scandinavian newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat.
Samantha Stark, ‘10, was promoted to producer for The New York Times’ new TV show, “The Weekly.”
Brandon Sugiyama, Tow-Knight ’17, has been working as a designer and lead animator for the Netflix show, “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.”
Charlie Turner, ‘17, was hired as a product manager for Patch Media, where he oversees online forums and audience engagement.
Nomin Ujiyediin, ’16, is a reporting fellow covering criminal justice at the Kansas News Service.