About The Eastchester Daily Voice

The Eastchester 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, Daily Voice Features Editor, has covered everything from baby advice for Parents Magazine to travel finds for The Rough Guides 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. She is also the author of Dinner for Busy Moms. Among her favorite things to write about: Her neighbors and surrounding communities. So email her and fill her in on what's happening near you.

Community Advisor

Tammy Ehrenfeld

Bronxville business owner Tammy Ehrenfeld recently opened her upscale clothing store, North, in the heart of the village. She began her career in the late 1980s as a sales representative for Lip Service clothing in Hollywood, where she helped style an up and coming band named Guns N’ Roses. After accepting a too-good-to-pass-up career opportunity, she diverted into the field of advertising for 25 years, and volunteered to help with the communications at the Tuckahoe School District. More than two decades after earning her degree in Fashion Marketing, she is back helping the fashionistas of Eastchester improve their wardrobes.

Karina Wylie

Karina Wylie was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When she was 8, her family relocated overseas to New York, US. After eight years in the US, they relocated again to Argentina, where Karina graduated from high school. She then studied Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Psychology, in New York, where she also started her marketing and brand management career as an International brand manager at a Fortune 500 Company and a worldwide renowned financial services provider. In 2010, after growing out of their apartment in Long Beach, Long Island, Karina, her husband, Michael (an Australian fervent surfer), and their daughter Isabella (Issy) relocated to the beautiful village of Tuckahoe, in Westchester, after purchasing their first home. As a working mother, Karina found it very difficult to find safe, loving, affordable and reliable childcare. The options in the neighborhood and surroundings were very limited and pricing not very competitive. When her position was eliminated as a result of the global economic crisis and restructuring of the organization, Karina decided to take the opportunity to make a difference to her life, the life of her two children, and the lives of other parents in the community. She'd always been interested in finding new ways to be more involved in the community and spend more time at home with her own kids. As a mother of a 4 year old girl, Isabella, who is bilingual in Spanish and English, and 9 month old Valentino, Karina saw this as the ideal opportunity. Not only a great business opportunity, but also a chance for her to finally give something back and add value to her community. And so she very enthusiastically, founded Koala Park, a family daycare, to ensure that busy parents within the community and surrounding neighborhoods would have a safe, loving, clean, multi-lingual environment for their children to play, learn and grow in. As a result of her diverse international childhood, Karina speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish. Her multicultural upbringing has also given her the ability to understand and adapt rapidly to different cultures. Karina has completed certified training in Infant, Child & Adult CPR , AED and Health & First Aid. Karina is joined by her mother, partner and the grandmother of Isabella and Valentino, Liliana.