About The Tarrytown Daily Voice

The Tarrytown Daily Voice informs your community with local, relevant and timely news delivered on the web and your mobile device. Our local reporters - supported by a team of experienced editors - deliver your news, sports, events and most importantly - your voice.

Editorial Team

Karen Tensa

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.

Andrea Graziano

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.

Zak Failla

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.

Joe Lombardi

Joe Lombardi, Daily Voice's managing editor and director of media initiatives, has spent his professional career as a newsroom manager, writer and editor who has worked at major websites, television networks, newspapers, magazines and radio stations and as a book author.

The New York City native and Irvington High School graduate has been actively involved in web publishing for more than 15 years. In addition, he also has expertise in marketing, public relations and social media.

Lombardi rejoined Daily Voice in September, 2013 after serving as sports editorial consultant here from August 2011 through January 2012.

Joe Jenkins

Joe Jenkins is a reporter who has worked for various publications including the Poughkeepsie Journal and the New York Daily News. He Graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2003 and received his master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2012. Joe is also a contributing columnist and analyst for various online sports publications.

Sam Barron

An (almost) lifelong Westchester resident, Sam has reported on all facets of Westchester since he graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in print journalism, including stints at North County News and The Examiner. A film columnist for WAG Magazine, Sam's moviegoing expertise has been profiled in the New York Times and he was a featured guest on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live.

Tom Auchterlonie

Tom Auchterlonie is an experienced local journalist and is originally from Mount Kisco. Prior to joining The Daily Voice he spent more than four years at Patch.com, where he covered Mount Kisco, New Castle and Bedford. He has also freelanced for various local publications, including The Examiner, Inside Chappaqua and The Record-Review. Tom is an alumnus of Syracuse University.

Jon Craig

Pleasantville native Jon Craig covers Southern Westchester for the Daily Voice. Jon graduated from Cornell University and received his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He's worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in New York and Ohio and as managing editor for weekly newspapers in Rye, White Plains and Harrison.

Alesha Hanson

Alesha Hanson is a graduate of Pace University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Alesha has knowledge in marketing, promotions and social media.  Alesha worked at WFAS Radio as a marketing and promotions intern and as a social media marketing intern for SHARE: Self-Help for Women with Breast and Ovarian Cancer. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music and hanging out with friends and family. 

Jeanne Muchnick

Jeanne Muchnick, Daily Voice Features Editor, has covered everything from baby advice for Parents Magazine to travel finds for The Rough Guides to human interest features for The New York Times to lifestyle insights for prevention.com. She has been a Senior Editor at top national women’s magazines including Woman’s World and Woman’s Day and was instrumental in the launch of Gannett's InTown, Rockland and Putnam magazines. She is also the author of Dinner for Busy Moms. Among her favorite things to write about: Her neighbors and surrounding communities. So email her and fill her in on what's happening near you.

Community Advisor

JoAnne Murray

JoAnne Murray is co-owner and president of the Allan M. Block Agency in Tarrytown and has been with the agency for over 35 years. JoAnne is active with many community and professional organizations in the community and has held positions of President and Treasurer of the Tarrytown Rotary Club, President of the Sleepy Hollow Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of the Irvington Chamber of Commerce. She is Past President of the Westchester Independent Agents Assn. She was instrumental in establishing and getting a 501c3 designation for the IIAWC/Westchester County Volunteer Firefighters Assn Scholarship for children of Volunteer firefighters. She currently serves as Advisor to the Tarrytown Music Hall, Kendal on Hudson Community Relations committee, the Tarrytown Sleepy Hollow Historical Society board, RSHM board and Mahopac National Bank Business Improvement Board. As an Independent Insurance Agent, JoAnne has served on many Advisory Boards with various insurance companies over the years and in 2012 was named Agent of the Year by Travelers Insurance Company. JoAnne and her husband, Jim, reside in Tarrytown. They have three children and 5 grandchildren,. JoAnne and Jim are avid baseball fans and have visited all the Major League ballparks in the U.S. and continue to enjoy revisiting the parks. For more information on her agency, visit its website at www.ambins.com

Thomas Rogers

Thomas Rogers graduated from St. John’s University in 2002 with a BA in English. He also has a Master of Science in Adolescent Education and a Master of Arts in Literature, both from St. John’s University. His third Master degree is in School Administration and Supervision from Bank Street College of Education. He has been a teacher for 12 years and has taught English on the middle school and high school level for the Union Free School District of the Tarrytowns.

Anthony Russo

Tony Russo is the owner and the general manager. Tony is a wine connoisseur and an educator, he has traveled the world with his wife Andrea seeking out the best wines and forging relationships with the world’s leading vintners and wine families. Tony and Andrea try to personally taste all the wines that they select, it’s a tough job but someone has to do it! In 2006 Tony was awarded the Brown-Forman Retailer of the Year award, which is one of the most prestigious in the industry. Aries was also selected as Westchester’s best wine shop by the Westchester magazine. Tony has always believed that the integral part of doing business is getting involved in his community. He has been at the forefront of the struggle to prevent the unregulated proliferation of liquor stores and to protect against underage drinking. He is an active member of the White Plains Rotary Club and has served on the White Plains Rotary Scholarship committee, which has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars for college tuition to deserving high school students from Stepinac White Plains High School and Good Counsel Academy. Tony has hosted many charitable wine tasting events and fund raisers, including YAI – an organization that serves Westchester’s people with disabilities and their families.

Robert Wingate

Rob Wingate has an extensive background in leading and growing health-related community and institutional programs through fund-raising, event and project management, adult education and youth service projects, volunteer recruitment and partnership development, communications and community relations, and public sector engagement. Currently the executive director of the Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center, Rob has served as a consultant, administrator, legislative aide, and leadership volunteer with multiple agencies and non-profit organizations in New York City and New York State, the Philadelphia metropolitan area, and the state of Colorado. These have included, among others, the American Red Cross in Greater New York, the Seniors’ Resource Center in Denver, Volunteer New York!, the Center for Aging in Place in Westchester County, the Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land in Philadelphia, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the New York City Office of Emergency Management, It Takes A Village 10591 in Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow, and the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns, continuing the congregation of the historic Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow.

Kelsey Belgrave

Kelsey Belgrave is the Social Media Manager at MSM DesignZ, Inc. based in Tarrytown. She manages the social media division for the company and has a growing team of talented writers and designers who help to create the content for the online presence of MSM’s clients. She graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, with a concentration in Public Relations and has a background in Graphic Design and Fine Art as well. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Media Management at The New School in New York City. Kelsey is also a freelance designer for the White Plains Youth Bureau and participates in occasional events as a speaker for their Youth Employment department. In her spare time, she is an active blogger and YouTuber discussing beauty and various lifestyle related topics.