About the staff

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    Polly Higgins

    Editor-in-Chief, amNY.com

    Polly has been with Newsday Media Group for more than five 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

    Heather Holland

    Deputy Editor, amNY.com

    Heather joined amNY as deputy editor in March 2017. She previously ran breaking news and enterprise reporting as a news editor at DNAinfo New York. Before that, she reported at Town and Village, the Daily News and the New York Post.

    Twitter: @HeatherHHolland

    Nicole Brown

    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 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 entertainment, celebrities and 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

    Nicole Levy

    Features Manager, amNY.com

    Nicole covers New York City’s eating and drinking scene for amNY.com. Before joining the website in May 2017, she wrote features for DNAinfo’s “This Is New York” blog. She started her journalism career as a media reporter at POLITICO and has bylines in Newsday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Yale Daily News Magazine. Her favorite edible substance — which doesn’t quite qualify as food — is whipped cream.

    Twitter: @AubernaLevy

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    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

    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

    Colter Hettich

    Associate Editor, amNewYork

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

    Twitter: @majorhettich

    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

    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

    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

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