About The North Salem Daily Voice

The North Salem Daily Voice informs your community with local, relevant and timely news delivered on the web and your mobile device. Our local reporters - supported by a team of experienced editors - deliver your news, sports, events and most importantly - your voice.

Editorial Team

Karen Tensa

Karen has lived and worked in Connecticut for more than two decades. Her professional experience includes more than a decade of work as the news editor at The Advocate in Stamford and reporting and editing stints on the staff of The Hartford Courant, among others. She is dedicated to local news, winter sports and reading nonfiction books.

Andrea Graziano

Andrea Graziano was a reporter for the Journal News in Rockland and Westchester counties for eight years, covering everything from schools to immigration to breaking news. Prior to that she worked at a chain of weekly newspapers on Long Island's North Shore and as a freelance writer for Yankees Magazine. She has a Master's Degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. When not working, she enjoys reading, running and spending as much time as possible with her husband and two sons.

Zak Failla

Zak worked as a sports editor at the Shoshone News Press in northern Idaho and as a sports writer at the Ithaca Journal before making his way to The Daily Voice. He is a Long Island native and proud alum of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communication. When he’s not bemoaning the Atlanta Braves’ playoff woes, you can probably find him on the phone with his mom.

Joe Lombardi

Joe Lombardi, Daily Voice's managing editor and director of media initiatives, has spent his professional career as a newsroom manager, writer and editor who has worked at major websites, television networks, newspapers, magazines and radio stations and as a book author.

The New York City native and Irvington High School graduate has been actively involved in web publishing for more than 15 years. In addition, he also has expertise in marketing, public relations and social media.

Lombardi rejoined Daily Voice in September, 2013 after serving as sports editorial consultant here from August 2011 through January 2012.

Joe Jenkins

Joe Jenkins is a reporter who has worked for various publications including the Poughkeepsie Journal and the New York Daily News. He Graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2003 and received his master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2012. Joe is also a contributing columnist and analyst for various online sports publications.

Sam Barron

An (almost) lifelong Westchester resident, Sam has reported on all facets of Westchester since he graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in print journalism, including stints at North County News and The Examiner. A film columnist for WAG Magazine, Sam's moviegoing expertise has been profiled in the New York Times and he was a featured guest on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live.

Tom Auchterlonie

Tom Auchterlonie is an experienced local journalist and is originally from Mount Kisco. Prior to joining The Daily Voice he spent more than four years at Patch.com, where he covered Mount Kisco, New Castle and Bedford. He has also freelanced for various local publications, including The Examiner, Inside Chappaqua and The Record-Review. Tom is an alumnus of Syracuse University.

Jon Craig

Pleasantville native Jon Craig covers Southern Westchester for the Daily Voice. Jon graduated from Cornell University and received his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He's worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in New York and Ohio and as managing editor for weekly newspapers in Rye, White Plains and Harrison.

Alesha Hanson

Alesha Hanson is a graduate of Pace University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Alesha has knowledge in marketing, promotions and social media.  Alesha worked at WFAS Radio as a marketing and promotions intern and as a social media marketing intern for SHARE: Self-Help for Women with Breast and Ovarian Cancer. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music and hanging out with friends and family. 

Jeanne Muchnick

Jeanne Muchnick, Daily Voice Features Editor, has covered everything from baby advice for Parents Magazine to travel finds for The Rough Guides to human interest features for The New York Times to lifestyle insights for prevention.com. She has been a Senior Editor at top national women’s magazines including Woman’s World and Woman’s Day and was instrumental in the launch of Gannett's InTown, Rockland and Putnam magazines. She is also the author of Dinner for Busy Moms. Among her favorite things to write about: Her neighbors and surrounding communities. So email her and fill her in on what's happening near you.

Community Advisor

Jennifer and JoAnna Sciarrino

Jennifer & JoAnna Sciarrino, Owners of Derma Glow Spa & Boutique, are well recognized for there many accomplishments in the Westchester community. The Spa opened their doors, back in 2009, in beautiful North Salem, New York, where the Sisters wanted to create a unique escape for the many who walk through their doors. Their hands-on involvement with their clients, is to deliver a relaxing, unpretentious environment. Leaving their clients comfortable, cared for, and of course, Glowing! The Owners and Identical Twins, are N.Y.S. Licensed Aestheticians & Nail Specialists. They specialize in facials, body treatments, manicures, pedicures & make-up applications. Since opening their doors 5 years ago, the Sisters have been recognized by, Westchester Magazine, for Best Facials & Top Day Spas of Westchester County. Most recently, the girls were featured in 914 Inc. for Wunderkinds 2014, as Top Entrepreneurs. Both Jennifer & JoAnna are versed in the theory of beauty and artistic expression. Their obsessive attention to details, extensive knowledge of the science behind the beauty, and forward-looking vision to keep among trends of the industry's cutting edge products, therapies and techniques, produce stunning results for their clients. Most importantly Jennifer & JoAnna, love what they do, which is transferred into there beautiful work.

Martin Aronchick

My family and I moved to North Salem about 13 years ago. My wife Nancy, my son Russel, my daughter Jackie and I all love it here. I was elected to the Town Board in November. My previous/ existing volunteer positions in North Salem: member of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan and Open Space Committees; firefighter and EMT with the Croton Falls Fire Dept.; trustee and former President of the North Salem Historical Society; member of and active volunteer with the North Salem Lion’s Club and the North Salem Open Land Foundation; Assistant Scoutmaster with North Salem Boy Scout Troop 1. I am also a jazz guitarist; my trio plays frequently in Town to support local fundraisers and events, and I run a monthly jam session at the St. James Village Hall that is open to anyone in Town. I am an attorney, and I have spent most of my career in public service. I was a member of the Executive Staff of the NY State Organized Crime Task Force. Prior to that, I was an Assistant Division Chief in the NYC Law Dept., and subsequent to my OCTF service, I was a member of the Executive Staff of the Inspector General for the NYC School Construction Authority. In my current position as Managing Director with Thacher Associates LLC, I spend most of my time advising our government clients on integrity and compliance issues and managing integrity monitoring projects.

Peter Kamenstein

Business: Chairman/CEO: Kamenstein Div., Lifetime Brands Inc. {NASDAQ: LCUT} Education: Stanford University BA Political Science; Graduate school, American University, School of International Service Peter Kamenstein serves as Deputy Supervisor and Police Commissioner for the Town of North Salem. He previously served as chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals and on the Ethics Board. He is an active member of the Croton Falls Fire Department. Kamenstein is chairman and CEO of the Kamenstein Division of Lifetime Brands.