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.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

August 27, 2014

How to Keep Your Makeup Sweat-Proof in the Summer Heat

Tweaking your makeup routine can keep you looking polished, not shiny, in hot and humid weather.

Downtown »

August 26, 2014

Thieves Prey on Athletes' Unattended Bags on Pier 25, Police Say

Two people had their wallets stolen hours apart while they played sports on Pier 25, police said.

Downtown »

August 26, 2014

TriBeCa Arts Center Looking for Writers and Performers for Fall Workshop

The free, 12-week Writers-in-Performance workshop and showcase will run through December.

East Village & Lower East Side »

August 26, 2014

Archaeologists Have Recreated Beer From the 1800s and it Tastes Minty

Archaeologists found a recipe for 19th-century California Pop Beer after discovering an old beer bottle.

Downtown »

August 25, 2014

Video Shows Tourist Climbing Brooklyn Bridge to Take Photos, Police Say

Yaroslav Kolchin, 24, was arrested Sunday for scaling the Brooklyn Bridge, police said. 

Downtown »

August 21, 2014

Visit a Floating Library on a Historic Ship Docked in the Hudson River

A pop-up library will come onboard the historic Steamship Lilac, which is docked at Pier 25.

Downtown »

August 21, 2014

Dance Company Builds High-Tech Studios and Performance Space in TriBeCa

Gibney Dance is opening studios featuring high-tech cameras, projectors and video editing equipment.

Downtown »

August 20, 2014

Free African Movies, Dance and Craft Classes Headed to Governors Island

The African Film Festival sponsors the Sept. 7 family-friendly events on Governors Island.