About The White Plains Daily Voice

The White Plains 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’s editorial career has spanned multi-media platforms and topics, from baby advice for Parents to travel finds for family.com 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. When she’s not writing or editing, you can find her relaxing at the beach with a good paperback.

Community Advisor

William F. Flooks, Jr.

The Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, Inc. in Pleasantville, N.Y. is personally owned and supervised by William F. Flooks, Jr. Bill is a second generation Funeral Director who has been licensed by the State of New York for 36 years. He grew up in the Funeral Industry with his father who was a N.Y.S. Licensed Funeral Director for 35 years, until his passing in 1988, and Bill was able to learn many valuable aspects of life and Funeral Service from him. Bill purchased Beecher Funeral Home Inc. in February of 2004 and he became only the 3rd owner of this business started by Sam Beecher in 1928. A 1973 graduate of St. Nicholas of Tolentine H.S. in the Bronx, he then received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from LaSalle College in 1977 and a degree in Mortuary Science in 1978 from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City. In 1994 Bill was appointed as an Adjunct Professor of Embalming at A.A.M.I. and in 2001 he became the Director of Clinical Embalming. Bill continues to personally remain active in the Pleasantville community as a member of the Pleasantville Lion’s Club and he is a Past President. Bill is currently the President of the Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester. Bill currently resides in White Plains with his wife Debbie and their 3 children, Billy, Liz and Jackie.

Andrea Naso-Nord

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>Andrea Naso-Nord is director of development & communications at the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, located at 515 North St. in White Plains. She lives in Croton-on-Hudson.

Sheila Klatzky

Sheila Klatzky is currently the Secretary for the Westchester Women’s Agenda, a coalition that advocates on behalf of issues of concern to women in Westchester County. A retired sales and marketing executive, she acts as a fundraiser and publicist for nonprofit organizations. She is a graduate of Reed College (B.A.) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D.) She has also been a professor of sociology (University of Wisconsin-Madison and Fordham University). She lives in White Plains, NY and has a grown daughter who lives nearby.

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.

Michele Schoenfeld

After an earlier career in a major NYC public relations firm, Michele Schoenfeld moved back to her native Westchester and became District Clerk at the White Plains City School District. In addition to handling information services and Board of Education communication, she oversees the district’s annual budget vote and election, its policy manual, and the school calendar, among other duties. She holds a B.A. from Clark University.