Olivia Scheck

Reporter/Producer olivia.scheck@gmail.com

Olivia Scheck is a regular freelancer for DNAinfo.com.

Before graduating from Yale in 2009, she spent most of her time studying cognitive science and performing (totally friendly, non-invasive) experiments with monkeys and toddlers.

But, in the summer before her senior year, she caught the journalism bug during an internship with “60 Minutes.” While there, she researched stories on topics ranging from the gambling industry to child labor to robotic limbs.

After graduating, she helped launch a website called The Faster Times, worked as a consultant for an advertising firm and staffed a New York City Council campaign. She also occasionally writes for 3QuarksDaily.com.

Born and raised in Brooklyn Heights, Olivia spent her youth catching movies at the Film Forum and attending Knicks games with her dad, though her enthusiasm admittedly waned after the ‘96-‘97 season.

Fun Fact: Olivia acted in an ad for the first ever TriBeCa Film Festival in 2002. She landed the role following an acclaimed appearance as “Girl Thrown in Dumpster” in “Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV.”

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

October 31, 2011

Accused 'Riverside Rapist' Says Encounter Was Consensual

Accused rapist Hugues-Denver Akassy, 43, insisted that an alleged rape in Riverside Park was consensual.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

October 25, 2011

Oprah Lights Up Lincoln Center, Eddie Murphy Opens 'Tower Heist'

Ralph Lauren chatted with Oprah Winfrey at Lincoln Center, while Eddie Murphy attended the premiere of his new film "Tower Heist."

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

October 25, 2011

MTA Tries Removing Trash Cans to Clean Up Subways

The Eighth St. N station in Greenwich Village is without garbage cans as part of a pilot program to clean up the subway system.

Midtown & Theater District »

October 25, 2011

Mario Batali and Morgan Spurlock Kick Off 'Food Day' in Times Square

Restaurateur Mario Batali and documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock celebrated the first annual "Food Day" at a lunch in Times Square.

Downtown »

October 24, 2011

Governors Island to Close on Fridays in 2012 and 2013

Governors Island will not open on Fridays, as it has in previous seasons, because of construction.

Downtown »

October 20, 2011

'Real World' Seeking Occupy Wall Street Protester to Join Cast

A Craigslist ad, confirmed as authentic by a spokeswoman for the producers of the "Real World", called for an Occupy Wall Street participant to join next season's "Real World" cast.

Downtown »

October 20, 2011

Mosque Near Ground Zero Reportedly Exploring Other Uses

The lead developer behind the "Park51" project revealed in an interview that financial constraints had forced him to consider new uses for the property.

East Village & Lower East Side »

October 18, 2011

Woman Sexually Assaulted on Lower East Side Street, Cops Say

A man was caught on camera sexually assaulting a woman on the Lower East Side.