About the staff

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    Polly Higgins

    Editor-in-Chief, amNY.com

    Polly has been with Newsday Media Group for more than four years, joining newsday.com 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

    Jamie Reysen

    Deputy Editor, amNY.com

    Jamie has been with amNY.com since 2015. She previously worked at Fox News, News 12 and Boston.com.

    Twitter: @jamiereysen

    Nicole Brown

    Assistant News Manager, amNY.com

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

    Twitter: @ncb417

    Lauren Cook

    News Editor, amNY.com

    Lauren joined amNY.com in early 2016, with a focus on news, real estate 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, amNY.com

    Meghan has been covering all things Secrets of New York at amNY.com 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

    Jillian Jorgensen

    Features Manager, amNY.com

    Jillian joined amNY.com in 2016 to cover food and drink. She’s previously written about politics for the New York Observer and Staten Island Advance, and covered New Hampshire for the Eagle-Tribune. She is a graduate of Boston University.

    Twitter: @jill_jorgensen

    Dana Reszutek

    Assistant Features Manager, amNY.com

    Dana covers lifestyle and entertainment for amNY.com, joining the team after graduating New York University with a bachelor’s in journalism. She’s previously written for NBC, Time Out New York, and Bustle. 

    Twitter: @dreszutek

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    Robert Shields

    Editor-in-Chief, amNewYork

    Robert has worked at the New York Daily News, The Trentonian and The Daily Star of Oneonta, N.Y. He is a graduate of Syracuse University.

    Twitter: @rshields37

    Robert Levin

    Senior Editor, 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

    Meredith Deliso

    Features & Special Sections Editor, amNewYork

    Meredith has been with amNewYork since 2013 and covers dining, health, travel and education. 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

    Scott Rosenberg

    Entertainment Editor, amNewYork

    Scott has been amNewYork's entertainment editor since 2008. He previously worked at Express, The Washington Post's free daily.

    Twitter: @rosenbergScottA

    Keira Alexander

    Associate 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

    Heather Senison

    Associate Editor, amNewYork

    Heather covers business and real estate for amNewYork. With amNewYork since 2012, she previously worked at Gannett’s Albany Bureau. She graduated from SUNY Albany in 2009.

    Twitter: @HSenison

    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

    Sheila Anne Feeney

    Reporter, amNewYork

    Sheila has been at amNewYork since 2010 and is a general interest reporter specializing in news features.

    Alison Fox

    Reporter, amNewYork

    Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. Before coming to amNewYork, she worked at The Wall Street Journal. She has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

    Twitter: @alisonfox

    Ivan Pereira

    Reporter, amNewYork

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

    Twitter: @ivanper4