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!

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

August 11, 2014

VIDEO: 'Hipster Twister' in McCarren Park Stuns the Brunch Crowd

A tornado lookalike swirled on a baseball diamond in Williamsburg, a witness said.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

August 11, 2014

Bushwick Fire Injures 3, FDNY Says

The blaze broke out in the three-story building at 1188 Greene Ave., the FDNY said. 

Woodlawn & Wakefield »

August 11, 2014

Bronx Woman Found Dead in Man's Apartment, Police Say

Alexis Beck, 48, was killed by a man with whom she had an "intimate relationship," police said.

Harlem »

August 11, 2014

Man Fatally Shot in Manhattanville Houses, Police Say

Todd Wilson had been arguing with someone when he was when he was shot to death Monday, police said.

Downtown »

August 11, 2014

High-Rise Fire Injures 8 in TriBeCa, Officials Say

Eight people suffered minor injuries after a fire broke out at Independence Plaza North, the FDNY said.

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.