Andrea Swalec

News Editor @AndreaSwalec aswalec@dnainfo.com

Andrea Swalec is a News Editor for DNAinfo. She has previously served as a reporter/producer covering Greenwich Village and SoHo.

Before joining DNAinfo she worked as a news editor for NBC and a producer for WNYC Radio.

Andrea has a master's in multimedia journalism from CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism. While in grad school, she covered the European Union as an intern for Reuters in Brussels and contributed to the New York Times's blog The Local, covering Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. A multimedia story she wrote for The Local about two families' long history in a building destroyed by a fire won her a Society of Professional Journalists award for online news reporting.

Before the journalism light bulb went off in her head, Andrea coordinated vocational training programs for unemployed youth in Egypt and Morocco with the Education For Employment Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Andrea grew up in a suburb of Detroit and graduated from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Mich., where she studied writing. She lived in Senegal and Japan while in college and was then a Fulbright scholar to Morocco, where she studied Arabic.

Fun Fact: Displaying the Michigan hand is the way to Andrea's heart. #MittensUp!

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

May 13, 2014

'Belligerent' Alec Baldwin Arrested for Riding Bike Wrong Way, Police Say

"You can wrap those summonses around your head," Baldwin told police.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

November 1, 2013

Village Halloween Parade Returns With Thrills and Frights

The Village Halloween parade bounced back with zombies and versions of Bill de Blasio and his son.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

October 17, 2013

Village Halloween Parade Is On After Fundraisers Reach $50K Goal

The event that took a hit because of Hurricane Sandy has been fully funded.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

October 11, 2013

Man Tried to Rape NYU Student in SoHo Building, Sources Say

Police released an image of a man who they say tried to rape a woman in the lobby of her SoHo home.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

October 7, 2013

NYPD Looking for Two More Bikers in SUV Attack as Witness Comes Forward

The NYPD released photos of two more suspects in the attack on Alexian Lien on Sept. 29.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

October 7, 2013

Blatt Billiards Closing Greenwich Village Factory After 70 Years

The pool table manufacturer gave DNAinfo New York a last look at its Downtown operations.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

October 4, 2013

Naming Rights for Washington Square Arch Not For Sale, Parks Dept. Says

Fliers plastered around Greenwich Village are inaccurate, a Parks Department official said.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

October 3, 2013

Village Jewel Thief Scaled Fire Escape to Break Into Apartment, Police Say

The burglar, caught on surveillance footage, made off with a bag of loot, police said.