Staff Fall 2014

Alice Guilhamon

Alice Guilhamon covers East Tremont for the and studies at Columbia Journalism School. A graduate of La Sorbonne and Sciences Po in Paris, she interned for The Daily Beast’s Paris bureau, France 24 TV channel and worked for National Geographic reporter Michael Kirtley on a crowdsourced documentary film. Follow her on Twitter @AliceGuilhamon and email anything Bronx related to

Danny Funt

Danny Funt covers Morrisania for He is a graduate student at the Columbia Journalism School. Funt, 22, studied government and philosophy at Georgetown University. Originally from Carmel, Calif., Funt would like to absorb the best qualities of E.J. Dionne, Charlie Rose, Peter Rosenberg, Stephen A. Smith, Jon Caramanica, Maureen Corrigan, Michael Eric Dyson and Peter Funt. He can be reached on Twitter @dannyfunt or via email at

Elizabeth Goldbaum

Elizabeth Goldbaum covers the Soundview section of the Bronx for the She grew up in California and has an M.S. in Geochemistry from University of California, Riverside. She is interested in highlighting environmental issues and spreading awareness of scientific research. She is currently a graduate student at Columbia Journalism School and can be reached at

Han Zhang covers East Tremont for the A graduate of Waseda University, she studied international liberal arts in Tokyo and Boston. Zhang previously wrote for the Diplomat and the Japan Times, primarily on art and culture. She is currently a graduate student at Columbia Journalism School. She can be contacted via email at

Jamari Hysaw

Jamari Hysaw is a multimedia journalist covering the University Heights neighborhood of the Bronx for Hysaw is a graduate of Colgate University with a degree in English Literature and Africana and Latin American Studies and is currently pursuing an M.S. at Columbia Journalism School. She previously interned at the online magazine My Beautiful Life where she was the Fashion and Beauty Associate. Follow her on Twitter @Jamari519 and email tips or story ideas to

Jean Carrere

Jean Carrere covers Highbridge for the He is a freelance journalist who specializes in human interest features regarding conflict, human rights, and social issues. He is currently enrolled at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has reported from Cambodia, Colombia, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, and Ukraine. He can be contacted at

Jenny Luna

Jenny Luna is a multimedia journalist covering Soundview for the Before pursuing a graduate degree at Columbia Journalism School, Luna worked in Lake Tahoe, California for two local papers and freelanced for TAHOE Magazine, Edible Reno-Tahoe and Luna’s background is in creative nonfiction and Spanish literature and her reporting experience is in business, education, and hyperlocal news. Her interests lie in food writing and culinary culture. Luna is an avid land sailer. Contact her at or follow her on Twitter @J2theLuna

Lauren Foster

Lauren Foster is a graduate student at Columbia Journalism School covering Fordham for the She is from Tampa Bay, Florida. Foster is a recent graduate of Wellesley College, where she studied English and Cinema and Media Studies. In addition to being involved with on-campus publications, Foster interned for Anderson Cooper 360°at CNN and Fox 25 Boston where she produced a segment on the Boston marathon bombing anniversary. She also worked as a freelance booker for ABC News 20/20. Her interests include playing soccer and following politics. You can contact her on Twitter @laurenjfoster or by email at

Robert Smith

Rob Smith covers Mott Haven for the He is a freelance writer, author, and graduate student at Columbia Journalism School. His work has appeared on, The Huffington Post, The Advocate, and among many others. As a political commentator and reporter, he guests frequently on Huffpost Live’s “Cocktail Chatter with Josh Zepps” and Arise Television’s “Reporters Rewind.” He can be found at and can be contacted at

Rosalind Adams

Rosalind Adams is an investigative reporter covering Mott Haven for the She is a dual-degree masters student with Columbia’s Journalism School and School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where she studied economic and political development last year. Prior to Columbia, she worked as a United Nations correspondent. She has reported from Chile, Colombia and Thailand and her work has been published by Al Jazeera America, World Policy Journal, The Center for Public Integrity and more. You can reach her at or on Twitter @rosalindzadams

Saheli Roy Choudhury

Saheli Roy Choudhury is a multimedia journalist covering Hunts Point for the She has previously interned with the magazines division of Singapore Press Holdings, where she wrote copy for nine titles covering a variety of topics including fashion, beauty, health, and technology. Graduating with a degree in Economics and English Literature from the National University of Singapore, she was involved with her campus publication, where she wrote for and oversaw the entertainment beat of the magazine. Her areas of interest are business, finance, technology, and healthcare. You can contact her at, on Twitter @sahelirc or by email at

Stephanie Beach

Stephanie Beach covers Pelham and Community District 11 for The Bronx She graduated from New York University in May 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and dramatic literature, and is currently a student at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. In addition to writing for The, Beach is also a contributing writer for The Huffington Post, USA Today, and Seventeen Magazine, and has worked as a production intern at both NBC News and ABC News. She is interested in feature, lifestyle, entertainment, and legal reporting. Email her tips or story ideas to

Swati Gupta

Swati Gupta covers Morrisania for the  Currently an M.S. candidate at Columbia Journalism School, Gupta did her graduate studies in Electronics Engineering and worked for two years in a software firm. She has also worked as an editor for an Indian news website, for two years. Gupta is interested in covering politics and international affairs. She can be reached at and her Twitter handle is @sw_gs

Zineb Abdessadok

Zineb Abdessadok covers Community District 4 in the Bronx, which includes High Bridge and the Concourse. She spent the past four years at Northwestern’s branch campus in Qatar, where she completed a degree in journalism, and covered issues such as the conditions of migrant workers, the lack of building safety codes and the country’s surge in development. Her interests are across-the-board. Abdessadok grew up in Ottawa, Canada, and has previously worked for various local publications in Qatar, in addition to interning at for a semester. You can email her at

Benjamin Bergmann

Benjamin Bergmann covers the area of Hunts Point/Longwood for Bergmann, previously worked in public broadcasting, advertising and most recently at the Department of Public Information for the United Nations. In 2008, Bergmann graduated from Universita Bocconi in Milan with an undergraduate degree in International Business and Marketing. You can reach him at