Serena Solomon

Reporter/Producer @serenaspeaks ssolomon@dnainfo.com

Serena Solomon is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.

An Australian who has maintained a daily obsession with news since a young age, Serena started out as a social worker, working with homeless teenagers for five years, before making a career change to journalism.

She studied International Communications with a major in journalism at Macquaire University in Sydney, and completed a year-long study abroad program at the University of Washington, in Seattle. While in Seattle she worked with SCAN, a community access station, as a PR assistant and as a reporter. She also reported for the Daily, the school's award-winning student publication.

After Seattle, Serena moved to the East Coast to work with the New York Times on "The Local."

Fun Fact: Serena's favorite pastime is to fumble through other people's junk at yard sales or flea markets.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

May 30, 2016

Jewelry vendors at the Brooklyn flea often sell handmade and unique designs at decent prices.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

May 23, 2016

Nothing smells like summer more than the smoky haze that drifts out of a grill. 

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

May 17, 2016

Sample Sally, a blogger who tracks New York's sample sales, tells us the how and where of sample sales.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

May 16, 2016

Lessons are available across the neighborhood for swimmers from 6 months old to seniors.

Downtown »

May 9, 2016

Save yourself a nickel with these seven reusable bags for grocery shopping.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

May 2, 2016

Impress your mother and support local business this Mother's Day with these nine gift ideas.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

April 28, 2016

Makeup artist Amanda Thesen shows how to get past the bad lighting and bumpy ride.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

April 25, 2016

Instead of hitting up your regular dirt-cheap nail salon, why not try something a little more natural?