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About the staff

  • Web

    Polly Higgins


    Polly has been with Newsday Media Group since joining as an Editor in spring 2012. Beginning her career at Gannett’s Tucson Citizen, she received a bachelor’s in journalism from Indiana University and master's in media arts from the University of Arizona.

    Twitter: @higginspolly

    Nicholas Loffredo

    Deputy Editor,

    Nicholas joined in January 2018. He's worked as a digital editor, analyst and reporter with experience at Newsweek, the Staten Island Advance and

    Nicole Brown

    News Manager,

    Nicole joined the staff as an intern before becoming a web manager, primarily covering politics and local news, in 2016. She has previously written for and Slant News. She is also a former editor-in-chief of NYU's Washington Square News.

    Twitter: @ncb417

    Lauren Cook

    News Editor,

    Lauren joined in early 2016, with a focus on news and transit. Previously, she worked as a web producer at CBS New York and News 12. She started her news career after graduating from SUNY New Paltz in 2009.

    Twitter: @L_Cook865

    Meghan Giannotta

    Features Editor,

    Meghan has been covering all things entertainment at since spring 2016. She began her career with Newsday Media Group after graduating from Hofstra University with a bachelor’s in journalism in 2014.

    Twitter: @MeghGia

    Shaye Weaver

    Features Manager,

    Shaye covers not-to-miss events and things to do around the city for She joined the staff in September 2017 after covering the Upper East Side for DNAinfo New York for two years. She started her career at The Southampton Press on Long Island after graduating from the University of Georgia in 2010.

    Twitter: @shayeweaver | Instagram: @shayeweaver

  • Print

    Robert Levin

    Editor-in-Chief, amNewYork

    Robert has been with the amNewYork in one capacity or another since his 2007 college internship. He also reviews movies and writes entertainment features.

    Twitter: @rlevin85

    Scott Rosenberg

    Senior Editor, amNewYork

    Scott had been amNewYork's entertainment editor since from 2008 to early 2017. He previously worked at Express, The Washington Post's free daily.

    Twitter: @rosenbergScottA

    Keira Alexander

    Style & Entertainment Editor, amNewYork

    Keira runs the buzz, style and Brooklyn sections. An Aussie transplant from Melbourne, she has previously written for The Age.

    Twitter: @keira_alexander

    Vincent Barone

    Reporter, amNewYork

    Vin covers transportation, a beat he first started covering for The Staten Island Advance in 2014. He's a graduate of Stony Brook University's School of Journalism.

    Twitter: @vinbarone

    Lisa L. Colangelo

    Reporter, amNewYork

    Born and bred in Queens, Lisa has worked as a news reporter for 30 years. She was a statehouse reporter in Trenton for the Asbury Park Press before moving, in 1999, to the New York Daily News, where she covered City Hall, Queens, general assignment and education. She joined amNewYork in July 2017 and covers news features.

    Twitter: @lisalcolangelo

    Meredith Deliso

    Features & Special Sections Editor, amNewYork

    Meredith has been with amNewYork since 2013 and covers dining, health, travel and books. She previously worked at Community Newspaper Group in Brooklyn.

    Twitter: @themerryness

    Scott Fontana

    Sports Editor, amNewYork

    Scott has covered sports for amNewYork since 2012, and he also covers video games. He began his career in 2006 with the Morristown (N.J.) Daily Record and also worked at the New Jersey Herald.

    Twitter: @Scott_Fontana

    Colter Hettich

    Associate Editor, amNewYork

    Joining amNewYork as associate editor for news in 2017, Colter, a Texas native, has worked as a news editor and designer in New York City since 2011, including stints at New York Daily News and News Corp's The Daily.

    Twitter: @majorhettich

    Ivan Pereira

    Reporter, amNewYork

    Ivan joined amNewYork in the spring of 2012. He covers general news, City Hall and enterprise stories.

    Twitter: @ivanper4

    Sarina Trangle

    Associate Editor, amNewYork

    Sarina covers real estate and business. She previously reported for City & State NY, The TimesLedger in Queens and The Riverdale Press in the Bronx. Sarina responds to “strangler” on and off the job.

    Twitter: @SarinaTrangle