Della Hasselle is the Newsletter Editor at DNAinfo, in charge of neighborhood newsletters, special events coverage and entertainment stories.
She was born in the East Village, raised in New Orleans, and now lives on the Upper East Side.
Della joined DNAinfo after graduating from Columbia Journalism School. After working as a dancer, Della found her calling to the news when she covered the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the local dance community of her hometown. She interviewed dislocated students, company members and stage directors for a feature and follow-up article in Dance Magazine.
She then went on to cover stories about dance and the arts for several publications, which included writing feature stories and dutifully plugging events coverage into a calendar for the Daily News.
As a freelance writer, Della has also been published in Crain’s New York, msnbc.com, cbs.com and the New York Press.
Fun Fact: Della made her debut in journalism as a baby, when she appeared nude on the cover of a German magazine.