Meet TCR’s Summer Interns

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At The Crime Report, we take pride in working with some of the most talented and dedicated college interns in the business, students who are passionate about issues surrounding criminal justice.

This summer’s team is exceptional and we’re delighted to introduce them to our readers.

P.S. for information about our staff and contributors, please click here.

And a reminder: we’re also open to receiving story pitches. If you have an idea you think is worth writing up for The Crime Report, check out our guidelines.

Andrea Cipriano

Andrea Cipriano

Andrea Cipriano is a Junior at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), where she majors in Forensic Psychology, with a double minor in Journalism and Interdisciplinary Studies. She writes and edits for the John Jay Sentinel, the college’s student-run newspaper. At the beginning of 2019, Andrea created The Crime Sheet, an online True-Crime Blog where she writes about current crimes, spreads awareness to cold cases, and formulates forensic profiles of serial killers. She joined The Crime Report team to further her passion in investigative journalism, and launch her career. She can be reached at andrea@thecrimereport.org

Brian Demo

Brian Demo

Brian Demo

Brian Demo is a journalism master’s candidate at New York University, enrolled in the school’s Magazine Writing program. Before joining The Crime Report, he was an editorial intern at Straus News. During the internship, he helped cover Lower Manhattan for one the Straus newspapers, Our Town: Downtown. Brian earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration at Elmira College and was a staff writer for EC’s student newspaper, The Octagon. His work at the paper included a journal series on the Holocaust, Solidarity, and the Velvet Revolution during his time studying abroad in Poland and the Czech Republic. He can be reached at bdemo@thecrimereport.org

Yotam Ponte

Yotam Ponte

Yotam Ponte

Yotam Ponte is a rising Junior at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study where he studies Journalism, Sociology and Political Science. Yotam is a former editorial intern at Musée Magazine and an occasional contributing writer for his school newspaper, the Washington Square News. He joined The Crime Report in hopes of improving his skills in journalism and becoming familiar with the field of crime and justice reporting. Yotam eventually aspires to become a foreign correspondent and report on war and conflict. He can be reached at Yotam@thecrimereport.org

Maria Trovato

Maria Trovato

Maria Trovato

Maria Trovato is a rising junior double with a major in Multi-Platform Journalism and Government and Politics at the University of Maryland (UMD). She is a staff writer at UMD’s student-run newspaper, The Diamondback, and formerly interned at The Real News Network. Maria is passionate about social justice and problems within the criminal justice system, and wants to pursue investigative journalism. Her email is maria@thecrimereport.org

Nancy Bilyeau is Deputy Editor of The Crime Report.

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