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Carla Zanoni

Director of Social Media and Engagement @carlazanoni Contact

Carla Zanoni is DNAinfo.com's Director of Social Media and Engagement.

Before she came to DNAinfo, Carla created and ran The Streets Where We Live, a blog dedicated to northern Manhattan, which became a must-read for anyone living in Washington Heights and Inwood.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and raised in New Jersey, Carla got her start as a reporter at the Columbia Spectator while studying English Literature with a focus on poetry at the university. She went on to the Amsterdam News, where she was nominated for an award for a multi-part series on AIDS/HIV in the African-American community.

After getting her master’s in journalism at Columbia, she worked as a features editor for Manhattan Media’s Our TownWest Side SpiritChelsea Clinton News and The Westsider. She won two New York Press Association awards for a two-part series on street prostitution and was part of a team that won a NYPA award for reporting on religion.

She has also contributed to City HallAvenue and New York Family, as well as the New York Times, Corduroy magazine, the Manhattan Times and the Bronx Free Press.

Carla lives with her husband, a sound engineer for film and television, in Inwood with their surly cat.

Fun Fact: Carla once sported a half-shaved head of magenta hair at hardcore and punk shows during the late 80s and early 90s in New Brunswick, NJ. She also frequented the Limelight when she was a raver back before it became a shopping mall.


Washington Heights & Inwood »

January 28, 2014

The long-awaited overhaul finally begins for neglected and cracked 215th Street stairs.

Midtown & Theater District »

October 31, 2013

Dozens of pet owners dressed up their furry friends for DNAinfo's costume contest.

Flushing & Whitestone »

May 9, 2013

Three little pigs were born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

April 27, 2013

No injuries were reported after a fire broke out at 250 Dyckman St., officials said.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

April 25, 2013

Dyckman Street's MamaSushi got a preliminary OK for an expanded sidewalk cafe and liquor license renewal.

New York City »

April 15, 2013

The hunt for the Boston Marathon bomber is being treated as a potential terrorism probe, the FBI says.

Fordham & Tremont »

April 6, 2013

A three-alarm fire in University Heights ripped through a huge apartment complex on Saturday.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

April 4, 2013

Yves Saint Laurent plans to open a shop on Greene Street, according to Racked.