Staff Fall 2011

Mohammed Ademo is a digital media student at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is covering Morrisania for the BronxInk.org. Ademo previously worked as a community organizer and activist. He is also the founder of OPride.com, a website that aggregates news about his home country of Ethiopia. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at mea2164@columbia.edu.

 
 
 
 

Kiran Alvi is a writer and producer covering the neighborhood of East Tremont for the BronxInk.org. She is also working towards her M.S. degree at Columbia’s Journalism School with a specialization in digital media. Kiran has previously worked for Nile TV in Cairo, Patch.com in West Hollywood and Redondo Beach, and Annenberg TV News and NeonTommy.org in Los Angeles. She graduated with honors from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 2011 with a degree in broadcast journalism and Middle East studies. You can follow Kiran on Twitter or email her at ka2408@columbia.edu.

Nigel Chiwaya is a reporter and photographer covering Highbridge for the BronxInk.org. He is a digital media student at the J-School. Nigel covered sports for the Queens Ledger and Greenpoint Star and technology for HTCPedia.com. A native of Queens, New York, he is a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology. You can email Nigel at nhc2112@columbia.edu or follow him on Twitter.

 
 
 

Bianca Consunji is a multimedia journalist covering the Fordham area for The Bronx Ink and a digital media student at the Journalism School. She is a correspondent of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and was previously associate editor of Metro, a women’s magazine under the ABS-CBN media group. Bianca is a member of the European Youth Press and has served as sub-editor for Orange, its affiliate magazine. Follow her on Twitter or email msc2182@columbia.edu.

 
 
 
Steven Graboski is a digital media reporter covering the neighborhoods of Bronx Community District 12 for the BronxInk.org. A honors graduate from Drew University, Steven spearheaded the online operations of his school newspaper and reported for two news publications in New Jersey. He now studies Digital Media at the Columbia School of Journalism. You can contact him at sgrabosk@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter.

 
 
 

Diane Jeantet is a writer, producer and photographer covering Morrisania for the BronxInk.org. She is interested in a wide range of social justice issues, from education and health to housing. Currently a digital media student at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Diane has interned in online newspapers such as The Guardian and French daily LeMonde. You can follow her on Twitter or email her at: dianejeantet@gmail.com.

 
 
 

Carl V. Lewis is a multimedia reporter at Columbia Journalism School covering Norwood and Kingsbridge Heights.  He was previously on staff at the The Telegraph newspaper in Macon, Georgia, and has held print and online editing positions at The Oxford Student and The Mercer Cluster. Contact him on Twitter or by email at cvl2103@columbia.edu

 
 
 
 
 
Celia Llopis-Jepsen is a writer and producer covering Mott Haven and Port Morris for the Bronxink.org. She is a digital media student at the J-School. She was previously a staff reporter and copy editor at the Taipei Times in Taiwan, and was later the project coordinator at International PEN’s Uyghur Center, which advocates for the release of imprisoned journalists in China. You can follow her on Twitter or email her at cl2990@columbia.edu.

 

 

Lindsay Minerva is a multimedia journalist covering Throg’s Neck for the BronxInk.org. She is also a digital media student at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. In 2009, she graduated as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work experiences includes positions in politics, public relations, and law. You can follow her on Twitter or email her at lbm2125@columbia.edu.

 

 

Rani Molla is a multimedia journalist focusing on the Highbridge neighborhood of the South Bronx. She has worked at a variety of publications, most recently serving as the culture manager and art critic at the Santa Fe Reporter, an award-winning alternative weekly in New Mexico. Follow her on Twitter or RaniMolla.wordpress.com, or contact her at rm2998@columbia.edu.

 

 
 
 
 

Ted Regencia is a digital media journalist covering Hunts Point for the BronxInk.org. He is a graduate student at the Columbia Journalism School. He was previously the Chicago correspondent of a Filipino American television station, where he recently covered the tornado tragedy in Joplin, Missouri. As a community reporter in Chicago, he landed an exclusive interview with then Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. You can reach him at tar2126@columbia.edu or follow him on Twitter.

 
 
 Mahmoud Sabbagh is a writer and producer covering East Tremont and a student at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Originally from Saudi Arabia, he has worked for Middle Eastern publications and media groups. You can follow him on Twitter, visit MahSabbagh.com, or email mas2377@columbia.edu.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Hazel Sheffield is a British multimedia journalist covering the Soundview area of the Bronx. She is also a freelance arts and culture journalist for publications including The Guardian, Intelligent Life and The Telegraph in the UK. You can follow her on Twitter or at hazelsheffield.wordpress.co. Contact her via hazelsheffield@hotmail.com

 
 
 
 

Jasmeet Sidhu is a writer and producer covering Norwood and Bedford Park for the BronxInk.org. She is also a student in the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She was previously a reporter for the Toronto Star in Canada, and currently blogs for the Huffington Post. Jasmeet is also the founder of a non-profit organization peyalliance.com. You can follow her on Twitter or email her at jks2183@columbia.edu.

 
 

Courtney Sinner is a multimedia journalist covering the Fordham area and Community District 5 for the BronxInk.org. She is a digital media student at Columbia Journalism School. She most recently worked as the online producer for the Bismarck Tribune in North Dakota, and has written for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Minnesota Daily and MinnPost.com. Follow her on Twitter or email her at cjs2189@columbia.edu.

 
 
 

Nasr ul Hadi is a multimedia journalist covering the Mott Haven neighborhood in the South Bronx. He is also a Masters candidate at the Columbia Journalism School. Nasr has previously worked with some of Asia’s largest media brands, including Reliance FM, The Times of India and NDTV. You can reach him atnu2144@columbia.edu or on Twitter.

 
 
 
 

Janet Upadhye is a multimedia journalist covering Hunts Point in the Bronx. In a past life she was the Development Director at San Francisco Women Against Rape. During her decade in the Bay Area she also organized within queer and trans communities for safety and justice. You can follow her on Twitter or email her at janetupadhye@gmail.com.

Newswire

  • Brides March Through Bronx, Raise Domestic Abuse Awareness

    The 14th annual Brides March made its way to the Bronx last Friday to raise awareness and mourn the death of those who have died as a result of domestic violence. NY News 1 reports: http://bronx.ny1.com/content/news/216186/annual-brides-march-raises-awareness-for-domestic-violence/

  • 14-year-old dead, three injured in house party stabbing

    Police responded to a call on Barnes Avenue early Sunday morning where one teen had been fatally stabbed in the chest, and three others wounded. Investigations are ongoing. News 12 Bronx reports: http://bronx.news12.com/news/police-14-year-old-justin-fallu-dead-3-other-teens-injured-in-stabbing-at-2194-barnes-ave-1.9427652

  • Man killed by livery cab run down

    A twenty-six-year-old Bronx man identified as Rony Mejia, died after being hit by two livery cabs on Pelham Parkway early Sunday morning. Bronx 12 News reports: http://bronx.news12.com/news/police-man-killed-in-hit-and-run-near-white-plains-road-pelham-parkway-1.9427589#autoplay=true  

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