Nicholas Rizzi

Reporter/Producer @nickr15 nrizzi@dnainfo.com

Nicholas Rizzi is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo New York covering Staten Island.

Before joining DNAinfo, Nick got his master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where he concentrated on urban reporting.

His work has appeared in City Limits magazine, the Daily News, The Local blog on the New York Times and the Staten Island Advance.

Nick was born, raised and still lives on Staten Island, and attended the College of Staten Island where he got a degree in creative writing. He originally started college to study music, and has played bass guitar for more than 10 years. He still plays to this day, but mostly while his girlfriend tries to watch TV.

Fun Fact: Nick has been semi-threatened by the father of a "Glee" cast member in his Trump Tower lobby while working on a story. He wasn't too afraid because the guy was holding a poodle.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

January 30, 2015

Mom With Suspended License Crashes Car with 4-Year-Old Inside: Prosecutors

Police found that Amanda Pellechia's daughter was not secured in a car seat.

New Dorp & South Beach »

January 29, 2015

Mom-Killing Staten Island Man Captured Riding Freight Train in N.C.

Vadim Babyrev, 44, went missing from the South Beach Psychiatric Center in July 2014.

New Dorp & South Beach »

January 29, 2015

Staten Island University Hospital Gets More Than $1M for Storm Protections

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand announced the federal funds for the hospital.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

January 29, 2015

Staten Islander Did Donuts in Parking Lot During Snowstorm Travel Ban: NYPD

Michael Berkman, 34, did donuts in a Lowe's parking lot around 2:45 a.m., during the travel ban.

St. George & Port Richmond »

January 29, 2015

Staten Island Skateboarding Focus of Photographer's Zine

Marco Hernandez published "Mean Streets" featuring skaters at spots across the borough.

St. George & Port Richmond »

January 28, 2015

Eric Garner Court Hearing Delayed by Storm

A hearing about whether to release grand jury testimony has been moved to Feb. 5, the DA's office said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

January 28, 2015

Phil-Am Kusina Brings Traditional Filipino Food to Staten Island

Phil-Am Kusina opened this month and serves up traditional Filipino dishes.

New Dorp & South Beach »

January 27, 2015

Michael Cusick Won't Run to Fill Grimm's Congress Seat, Report Says

The assemblyman said he won't seek the Democratic ticket for the vacant seat.