Irene Plagianos

Reporter/Producer @IrenePlagianos iplagianos@dnainfo.com

Irene is a reporter/producer covering Manhattan Courts for DNAinfo.com New York.

Prior to joining the DNAinfo team, Irene was reporter for The American Lawyer magazine, where she covered complex litigation, corporate deals, the business of law and legal trends.

She's also worked as metro reporter for the New York Post and The Journal News. Feature stories she's written have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer and other publications.

Irene has a B.A. in history from Columbia University, as well as a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
She grew up in the suburbs of New York, and has lived on Upper West Side for more than five years.

Fun Fact: Irene has spent at least part of most summers in a small Greek village outside of Sparta called Potamia that has more goats than people — it's also her dad's hometown.

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February 27, 2015

Governors Island's First Snowy Owl Named After Revolutionary War General

The rare Arctic bird made its home on the Island for the first time this winter season, officials said.

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February 26, 2015

U-Haul Driver Leads Port Authority Police On Foot Chase Through SoHo

Tavon Barrow, 23, hopped out of the van and fled because he had a suspended license, he told police.

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February 26, 2015

Find Your Flow Wearing Headphones Pumping DJ Music at 'Silent' Yoga Class

Sound Off yoga pumps music through noise-canceling headphones for a unique Vinyasa experience.

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February 25, 2015

Where to Go Seal Watching in New York

From Staten Island's Midland Beach to The Bronx's Pelham Bay Park, 

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February 25, 2015

Thief Busts Through Pizzeria Wall to Steal $1K in Cash, Police Say

A burglar broke through a wall to swipe money from La Bellezza Pizza at 315 Broadway in TriBeCa.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

February 24, 2015

WATCH: Accused Etan Patz Killer Consoled by Detectives During Confession

Juror watch Pedro Hernandez describe killing Etan Patz in a second confession video Monday.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

February 24, 2015

3 Boxes of Newly Discovered Evidence Could Derail Etan Patz Murder Trial

Defense lawyers said they may call for a mistrial because of the thousands of pages of evidence.

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February 23, 2015

TriBeCa Mosaic Studio Transforms Broken Glass Into Art

Cheryl Hazan has created custom mosaics for rapper 50 Cent, Gwyneth Paltrow and average New Yorkers.