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 Town, West Side Spirit, Chelsea 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 Hall, Avenue 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.