Serena Solomon

Reporter/Producer @serenaspeaks ssolomon@dnainfo.com

Serena Solomon is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.

An Australian who has maintained a daily obsession with news since a young age, Serena started out as a social worker, working with homeless teenagers for five years, before making a career change to journalism.

She studied International Communications with a major in journalism at Macquaire University in Sydney, and completed a year-long study abroad program at the University of Washington, in Seattle. While in Seattle she worked with SCAN, a community access station, as a PR assistant and as a reporter. She also reported for the Daily, the school's award-winning student publication.

After Seattle, Serena moved to the East Coast to work with the New York Times on "The Local."

Fun Fact: Serena's favorite pastime is to fumble through other people's junk at yard sales or flea markets.

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August 19, 2014

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August 15, 2014

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East Village & Lower East Side »

August 13, 2014

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East Village & Lower East Side »

August 12, 2014

4 Lessons For Starting a Small Business From Outdoor Market Vendors

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Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

August 4, 2014

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Downtown »

August 1, 2014

5 New Restaurants for You to Try This Weekend

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