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Richard Tedesco has been a reporter for Blank Slate Media for the past four years, primarily covering New Hyde Park, the Willistons, Mineola and the Town of North Hempstead. Prior to coming to Blank Slate Media, he worked on a freelance basis for the New York Post Sunday business section. He also has worked as a freelance radio reporter, covering media, sports and the arts, and is the former co-host of “Seventh Inning Stretch”, a sports magazine show on WBAI-FM in New York. He earned a masters degree in journalism from New York University. He is a lifelong baseball fan and remains a devout Brooklyn Dodgers fan.
Bill San Antonio
Bill San Antonio covers news in Roslyn, Manhasset, the Town of North Hempstead and Nassau County. He graduated from St. John’s University in 2012 with a degree in journalism. He wants to be Batman when he grows up, a dream he’s had since early childhood.
Andrew Alcott is the Digital Media Planner of The Island Now. He implements newsroom convergence between five Long Island newspapers to web and social platforms. Andrew studied at St. John’s University and later SUNY Buffalo with a concentration in New Media Development. Formerly of A&E, History Channel and Wegmans Food Markets, he spends most of his day tweeting soccer banter and suppressing a man crush on Brad Pitt.
Anthony O’Reilly is the reporter for “The Great Neck News,” covering the villages of Great Neck, Great Neck Plaza, Great Neck Estates, Thomaston, Kensington, Kings Point, Saddle Rock and Lake Success. Anthony was born and raised in Queens, New York and currently resides in Bayside. He graduated from St. John’s University in 2013 with a degree in print journalism. While at St. John’s, he was the news editor of the Torch, the independent student newspaper. He has also written for the Queens Courier, PolicyMic and several independent websites.
Anthony Bosco is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of professional writing and editing experience. A product of the New York City public school and CUNY systems, Bosco served as sports editor for the TimesLedger Newspapers in Queens, where he penned his weekly column “Bosco’s Corner,” which took home a first place award from the New York Press Association. In addition to being extremely good-looking, Bosco is an accomplished musician, artist and poet.