Erin DeGregorio

Arts and culture freelance reporter, former online producer for CUNYJ's news magazine podcasting class, AudioFiles, and alumna of Siena College '16 and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism '17

ABOUT ME

In December 2017 I earned my M.A. Degree in Journalism - with a concentration in arts and culture reporting - from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (New York, New York), where I honed my print, broadcast and audio story-telling skills. I interned at BUST Magazine in Summer 2017, where I coded (HMTL5/CSS) newsletters, articles and blog posts and brought current and archived print issue stories online. Prior to graduate school, I was a Class of 2016 graduate of Siena College (Loudonville, New York), where I attained a B.A. Degree in English with an English Honors Certificate; minored in Marketing, Writing and Communications; and achieved Magna Cum Laude at commencement.

Thanks to my hands-on experiences in journalism through my previous internships - plus the practical marketing knowledge attained in my undergraduate classes - I intend to pursue social media marketing and work in the journalism field. I look forward to using all my journalistic skills while exploring and reporting on arts, culture and entertainment.

In my senior year at Siena College, I was selected to be a Casey Fellowship recipient and conducted academic research in Summer 2015 on a topic that had not been covered in my college's curriculum - zombies. Through this experience I did intensive research on the infectious interest of the undead in popular culture. While I mainly focused on AMC's The Walking Dead, I also looked into how much zombies have changed in literature and film (since their inception in Haitain folklore) in order to better-fit audiences' changing interests. Due to my passion and dedication for the topic, I shared my knowledge with the student community via informal, scheduled discussions and my own PowerPoint presentation of 120+ slides - during the entire academic year (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016). Siena College highlighted the Summer 2015 Casey Fellowship recipients here.

I've freelanced for BKLYNER, DNAinfo New York, NYCity News Service and have also covered feminism-related topics at BUST Magazine. Select audio pieces have been heard on WHCR 90.3 FM NY The Voice of Harlem and WHDD 91.9 FM Robin Hood Radio.

Select personal tweets have been featured in: Bleacher Report, The Daily Edge [Ireland], and Twitter Moments ["Clueless" 22nd anniversary - 7/19/17].

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