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.

Are you an NYU Journalism alumnus? Tell us about your career! If you’re currently looking for new opportunities, you can also submit your resumé for the Career Services resumé book at the end of the survey.


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.

October 1, 2021

Elizabeth Gonzalez, BA 2014

Elizabeth Gonzalez

Bloomberg New Economy has hired Elizabeth Gonzalez as a Research & Content Development Associate. In this role, she focuses on developing the work of four Councils across the pillars of Climate, Cities, Health and Trade; engaging Founding Partners; and framing conversations around sustainable solutions and emerging trends shaping the new economy.

September 1, 2021

Alejandra Arevalo, BA 2020

Alejandra Arevalo

iHeartMedia hired Alejandra Arevalo as a Podcast Producer. In this role, she writes interview questions, directs virtual recording sessions, edits, mixes and masters audio. She also directed season 2 episodes of the sports podcast “Sweat The Details.”

September 1, 2021

Calen Razor, BA 2022

Calen Razor

NABJ selected Calen Razor for their Student Projects team. Calen produced multimedia stories for the NABJ Monitor covering the LGBTQ+ task force and broadcast packages for the NABJ’s Student Projects Newscast.

September 1, 2021

Diana Kruzman, MA 2021, GloJo

Diana Kruzman

Diana Kruzman received the Overseas Press Club Foundation’s 2021 Harper’s Magazine Award in memory of I.F. Stone. She produced two stories; one about how climate change raises the risk of contamination from nuclear waste in Kyrgyzstan and the other about the world’s last exporting mercury mine and how it continues to operate despite effects on health and the environment.

September 1, 2021

Jessie Shi, MA 2019

Jessie Shi

MarketWatch hired Jessie Shi to be their new Social Media Editor. Most recently Jessie was the Social Media Editor at the San Antonio Express-News.

September 1, 2021

Priyanka Vora, MA 2020

Priyanka Vora

Priyanka Vora joins Quartz as an audience editor based in New York. She was most recently a social media manager at GZero Media, and has also worked on “The Great Divide“, an Emmy-nominated documentary on social and economic inequity in New York City.

August 1, 2021

Inae Oh, BA 2009

Inae Oh

Inae Oh is the new senior news and engagement at Mother Jones where she leads social and engagement efforts, as well as daily news and breaking news production. Prior to Mother Jones, she was an editor at Huff Post for three years.

August 1, 2021

Bessie Liu, BA 2020

Bessie Liu

The Org. hired Bessie Liu as a content manager. In this role, Bessie is managing a group of freelancers from around the world and working to build the company’s first podcast series.

August 1, 2021

Paul Cheung, BA 1996

Paul Cheung

Paul Cheung was named chief executive officer of the Center for Public Integrity. Previously, he was director of journalism and technology innovation at the Knight Foundation.