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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.

St. George & Port Richmond »

June 29, 2015

Staten Islander Publishes Nautical-Themed Tattoo Book

"Lost at Sea" features more than 200 artists from around the world.

St. George & Port Richmond »

June 29, 2015

3 Teens Punch 15-Year-Old and Try to Snatch His Phone, Police Say

The teens tried to steal their victim's cellphone on a Staten Island street, police said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

June 26, 2015

6 Things to Do in Staten Island's Neighborhoods This Weekend

Dance to Polish music, visit an art festival and eat lots of chicken wings.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

June 26, 2015

Firefighter Charged with 100 Counts of Child Porn Possession

Scott Trivolis was charged with 100 counts of having child porn.

St. George & Port Richmond »

June 25, 2015

Inspectors for Mt. Manresa Indicted for Lying About Asbestos, DA Says

Gaspare Santoro and his son Paul Santoro were hit with a 36-count indictment Wednesday.

St. George & Port Richmond »

June 25, 2015

Man Tried to Break Into Westerleigh Homes, Police Say

The suspect tried to break into the homes on June 16, police said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

June 25, 2015

Man Sitting on Park Bench Dies After SUV Crashes Into Him, Police Say

David Craig, 56, died on Wednesday after he was struck by an SUV that had been in an accident.

St. George & Port Richmond »

June 25, 2015

4 Arrested After Crack and Heroin Found in Car, Prosecutors Say

Jennifer Rodriguez, 28, Amanda Farone, 26, John Johnson, 30 and Quentis Foster, 38, were arrested.