Maureen Mullarkey is a graduate of NYU’s Reporting New York, Reporting the Nation, Class of 2020. After graduation, Ioversaw the launch of PEOPLE Magazine’s first daily entertainment podcast, ‘PEOPLE Every Day’, and audio production assistant.
For the past year, she has worked as a Long Island editor for Patch, a hyper-local news website, covering the towns of Babylon Village, Lindenhurst, Deer Park, North Babylon, Sayville, Bayport, Brentwood, Central Islip, West Islip, East Islip and Islip.
She has covered a multitude of topics, such as Babylon High School’s employee sex abuse scandal, the Long Island Serial Killer murder case, and most recently Governor Hochul’s investigation into Connetquot Central School District’s ban on Pride flags.
When she reported for NYU’s Pavement Pieces ,she specialized in print and audio, and covered politics, the 2020.Presidential Election, COVID-19, and local news.
A New York City native, her background and passion lies in local news, and has completed internships for publications like the Queens Courier and NY1 Spectrum News.
She is a recipient of the Marlene Sanders Award for her work producing the podcast ‘In Our Backyard’ about rezoning reforms in NYC.