Career News

NYU Journalism alumni are hired by top media companies around the world. In 2014, LinkedIn ranked NYU the #1 university for media professionals, based on alumni career placement. Check out some recent success stories below.

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February 3, 2023

Hearst Explanatory Reporting Winner Announced

Headshot of Rachel Cohen

Hearst Explanatory Reporting Winner Announced

NYU senior Rachel Cohen took Tenth Place in the Explanatory Reporting Competition of the 2022-2023 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Her winning story, “How the Navajo Nation Beat Back Covid,” was published in The Nation. She is NYU’s third winner in the nationwide undergraduate writing competition for the academic year, which puts NYU in sixth place.

January 10, 2023

Maham Asan, MA 2019

Maham Asan

Maham Asan, MA 2019

Maham Hasan has joined The New York Times as a member of the Editing Residency. Previously, she worked at Vanity Fair as a web producer and newsletter editor since 2019. She also was an occasional books reporter and excerpts editor at the magazine.

January 10, 2023

Sydney Fishman, MA 2020

Sydney Fishman

Sydney Fishman, MA 2020

San Francisco’s KCBS Radio hired Sydney Fishman as a multimedia producer. In this role, Sydney works on developing podcasts, editing video content, audio production and storytelling. In her spare time, she does freelance work for NPR affiliate KALW Radio and KCRW Radio in Los Angeles and writes for local publications Berkeleyside and Oaklandside in the East Bay.



December 15, 2022

Two winners in Hearst Awards top 20

Two NYU undergraduate journalism students were announced as winners in the Feature Writing Competition of the 2022-2023 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.
Jules Roscoe, a junior, placed 13th in the competition for their story UPS Workers Share Horror Stories About Driving in Heat,” published by VICE Motherboard. Sophomore Natalie Jonas came in 19th for her Salon article “Why more people are seeking out ‘ego death’ via psychedelic drug.” For the year, NYU Journalism students have won seven Hearst awards, which set a new university record.

November 4, 2022

Aala Abdullahi, MA 2020

Aala Abdullahi

As part of her work as the innovation editor for Sahan Journal, Studio 20 alumna Aala Abdullahi launched a new Somali newsletter for the community in Minnesota in October 2022. She also leads the newsroom’s experimentation efforts around new news products that serve the needs of immigrants, refugees and communities of color in the U.S. Her community engagement project called “Citizen Lab” was one of 25 community and audience engagement projects funded by the Google News Initiative and won the LION community engagement award in 2021.

November 4, 2022

Jiale Hu, MA 2023

Jiale Hu’s short documentary “Songs for You, Always” was selected for the Queens World Film Festival. It was made during her TV Reporting II class about a professional Soprano who has dedicated her life singing at nursing homes in NYC. Jiale’s previous short documentary Mama Yen (2019) was also selected for the Queens World Film Festival in 2020.

October 24, 2022

Jordan Goldberg, MA 2022

Jordan Goldberg

Jordan Goldberg was hired as an Associate Editor at Editorialist where she works across the publication’s beauty and fashion verticals. In this role, Jordan covers news in both categories, works to ensure SEO optimization on live stories, and creates social media content for the publication’s site and social media. You can check out her work at Editorialist.com

October 17, 2022

Zijia Eleanor Song, MA 2021

Zijia Song

Bloomberg hired Zijia Song as a rotational reporter following her successful internship at this organization. In this role, she has learned about news automation, worked on breaking newsdesk and explained daily price moves for metals and written about lumber, bird flu and crop insurance.

October 17, 2022

Melanie Eszter, BA 2022

Melanie Eszter

New York City News 12 Networks hired Melanie Eszter as a multimedia journalist covering the city. Melanie had perfected her reel and landed the job through the 2022 NYU Journalism Career Fair. Melanie took multimedia journalism and graduated with a broadcast concentration.

May 12, 2022

Diana Kruzman, MA 2021, GloJo

Diana Kruzman

Diana Kruzman, a recent graduate of the Global & Joint Program (Near East studies), is one of 13 students selected by Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) for their 2022 journalism program. Kruzman writes about the environment, religion, and urbanism in the US and abroad. She currently works as a Midwest Fellow at Grist. As a freelancer, she has covered human rights and environmental issues in Central Asia. The FASPE journalism program examines the role of journalists in the Nazi state, underscoring that moral codes of the profession can break down with devastating consequences. With this historical background, the journalism fellows are better positioned to confront contemporary issues. Kruzman hopes this will help her develop an ethical framework to guide her reporting.

April 22, 2022

Catalina Gonella, BA 2018

Catalina Gonella

WNYC hired Catalina Gonella as a night reporter. Her knowledge of capturing live audio as well as her news-writing chops make Catalina uniquely suited to expand WNYC’s radio and digital coverage into the later hours. Prior to this role, Catalina covered breaking news at the New York Post. Before that she worked at NY1, a job she landed thanks to her NYU and NAHJ connections.

April 22, 2022

Ralph Thomassaint Joseph, MA 2021, Studio 20

Ralph Thomassaint Joseph

Documented hired Ralph Thomassaint Joseph as a Caribbean Community Correspondent. Ralph says he got the job thanks to his NYU network, and he will be working directly with another Studio 20 alum. Ralph has a decade of journalism experience and co-created the news section of the Haitian digital news media site , where he worked as editor-in-chief for four years.

April 6, 2022

Sabrina Franza, BA 2018

Sabrina Franza

CBS2 News in Chicago (WBBM) hired Sabrina Franza as a reporter. Before this role and since graduating NYU, she worked as a reporter with News 12 Networks covering New York City – a job she found at the NYU Journalism Career Fair. Her investigations uncovered disorganization within the city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board, which oversees NYPD complaints, and has exposed mismanagement in city government resulting in unnecessary COVID-related fines to small businesses which prompted new legislation to help those businesses at the city level.

March 1, 2022

Nina Huang, BA 2019

Nina Huang

Nina Huang is a lifestyle ecommerce writer at Dotdash Meredith. She writes about beauty, fashion, food and entertainment products for PEOPLE, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, Travel + Leisure, and other Dotdash Meredith-owned publications. She credits the NYU journalism department and its career services office for her internship with Marie Claire which expanded her network, refined her interests, and helped lead to her current position.

January 5, 2022

Annabel Iwegbue, BA 2020

Annabel Iwegbue

Cosmopolitan hired Annabel Iwegbue as Assistant to the Editor in Chief. In this role, she writes entertainment/beauty/fashion content for Cosmo’s digital site, manages the monthly YOU page in the print magazine, and helps to produce content for Cosmo’s Snapchat and TikTok pages.

December 3, 2021

Elizabeth Arakelian, MA 2016, Reporting the Nation & New York

Elizabeth Arakelian

Elizabeth Arakelian is the local host of All Things Considered at Central California’s NPR station, KVPR. She graduated from the Reporting the Nation master’s program in 2016. In her current role, Liz produces newscasts and breaks, operates the board and live hosts the the national show. She credits NYU’s emphasis on multimedia reporting and the supportive connections she forged with faculty for furthering her career.

December 1, 2021

Kaity Assaf, MA 2021, RN/RNY

Kaity Assaf

The York Daily Record hired Kaity Assaf as a news reporter. She’s their first reporter fluent in Arabic. In this role, Kaity covers important issues that affect people in York County and the central Pennsylvania region. Kaity credits her experiences and insights gained at NYU and her internship with the Burlington County Times with helping her land this job with the USA Today Network as a regional reporter.

Follow her @kaitythekite

November 1, 2021

Diamond Naga Siu, BA 2019

Diamond Naga Siu

The Insider hired Diamond Naga Siu as a senior tech reporter based in New York covering Apple/Google mobile platforms and the app developer ecosystem. Diamond Naga previously worked for Law360, the New York Post, The Boston Globe, NBC News and other publications. She credits her NYU/WSN network with connecting her to Insider.

Follow her @diamondnagasiu 

November 1, 2021

Nelson Oliveira, MA 2018, Studio 20

Nelson Oliveira

CBS News hired Nelson Oliveira as a Push & Platforms Editor. Prior to this job, he covered breaking news and was an Audience and Engagement Specialist at the NY Daily News.

October 1, 2021

Chevaz Clarke, BA 2018

Chevaz Clark

The New York Times hired Chevaz Clarke as a Live Visuals Editor. In this role, she focuses on identifying and sourcing videos and interviews for breaking news. Chevaz previously worked as a Digital Content Producer at CBS.