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.

New Dorp & South Beach »

July 28, 2016

Have you heard about the plight of the Staten Island Turkey?

St. George & Port Richmond »

July 28, 2016

See some koi fish, hunt for Pokèmon or check out art festivals.

New Dorp & South Beach »

July 28, 2016

Miguel Felipe, 30, allegedly broke into the bathroom, groped and choked the woman.

New Dorp & South Beach »

July 28, 2016

Councilman Matteo wrote a letter to the city to work on a fix for the flooding on Grimsby Avenue.

St. George & Port Richmond »

July 27, 2016

Ramsey Orta filed the suit on Tuesday accusing the NYPD of targeting him since Garner's death in 2014.

St. George & Port Richmond »

July 26, 2016

The School of Visual Arts started work on their study of Stapleton Tuesday.

St. George & Port Richmond »

July 26, 2016

Lamont Edmondson, 31, allegedly threatened the officer as revenge for Eric Garner.

St. George & Port Richmond »

July 26, 2016

"Coolin' on Castleton" will take place on July 30 from noon to 6 p.m. on Castleton Avenue.