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 »

December 19, 2014

New Judge Assigned to Decide on Releasing Eric Garner Grand Jury Evidence

Judge William Garnett, an acting justice in Brooklyn, was appointed to the case.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

December 18, 2014

Man Convicted of Stonewall Inn Beating Arrested for Stealing Watch: Police

Christopher Orlando, 21, was arrested for stealing and pawning a friend's watch.

St. George & Port Richmond »

December 18, 2014

18 Bus Countdown Clocks Headed to the North Shore of Staten Island

State Sen. Diane Savino announced she allocated $350,000 to install at least 18 clocks in her district.

St. George & Port Richmond »

December 17, 2014

Garner Judge Recuses Himself From Decision on Grand Jury Evidence Release

Judge Stephen Rooney stepped aside after several organizations asked him to unseal grand jury testimony.

St. George & Port Richmond »

December 17, 2014

Men Arrested for Shooting 21-Year-Old in Staten Island Apartment Building

Montreal Tillman and Bilal Curry were arrested for the shooting on Dec. 8, prosecutors said.

New Dorp & South Beach »

December 17, 2014

Blues Singer's Unmarked Grave Gets Headstone Thanks to Writer's Campaign

Michael Cala raised money to mark Mamie Smith's Staten Island burial spot.

St. George & Port Richmond »

December 16, 2014

Man Robs Staten Island CVS at Gunpoint, Police Say

The suspect escaped with $200 from the store in Castleton Corners, police said.

New Dorp & South Beach »

December 15, 2014

Brooklyn Brewery Gets $6M State Grant to Open Staten Island Outpost

The money will go to create a state-of-the-art facility to produce up to 1 million barrels of beer.