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Newly appointed Breaking News Editor, AM New York, Schneps Media.

An award-winning visual journalist, I am also an editor, writer, video and multi-media content producer. Expert with Windows and Apple computer platforms, I am also a major social media presence with more than 3,600 followers on Twitter and has a powerful presence on Facebook. A specialist in New York City and metropolitan area geography and emergency response systems, I have continued to be a source for breaking news and aggregated information in New York City.

Employment History

1999-July 23, 2018 – Senior Staff Visual Journalist, New York Daily News. Spot News specialist with extensive experience in video content and production. Served as picture desk image editor, aggregator and researcher. Expert in studio lighting and portrait. Supervised video, multi-media production. Social media presence including 3,671 followers on Twitter. Expert in emergency radios & street geography.  Managed content directed to Daily News digital host

2007-2011 - Adjunct Professor, NYC College of Technology, City University of New York. Course: ADV 1240 Digital Photo InDesign. Focus photography, Photoshop, InDesign for layout & design.

1997-1999Executive Editor Town & Village News. Weekly newspaper serviced East Side of Manhattan. Duties included staff supervision, writing and editing stories, photography, layout and design, promotion of media content. Contributing editor, Real Estate Weekly. Debate chair and moderator for Congress, State Senate, New York City Council.

1995-1997 – Freelance visual journalist, New York Daily News, NY Post, Newsday & many other publications.

1988-1995Managing Editor, Town & Village News, Contributing Editor, Real Estate Weekly. Moderator/chairman of congressional, state senate and city council debates in Manhattan.

1986-1993Owner/Publisher Maisel Media. Producer of newsletters and publications for business improvement districts and non-profit corporations. Layout, design and content production.

1984-1994– Freelance photographer for numerous publications including the Daily News, NY Post, NY Newsday, NY Times, Firehouse Magazine, the Village Voice.

1984-1986 – Reporter/visual journalist Courier Life Publications, Brooklyn. Supervisor of lab ops.


2013 – today – Board Member, New York Press Photographers Association, Vice President 2015 to current

2013 - today – Editor, NYPPA Quarterly newsletter, (editor 2001-2007)

2011-2013 – Board member National Press Photographers Association.

2006-2013– Chairman of Region 2 NPPA, representing NY State, Canada & 10 nations.

2006-2013 – Editor, award-winning Region 2 newsletter

2000 – 2013 – Contributing writer, News Photographer Magazine

2008-today – Appointed member Government Relations Committee, New York Press Photographers Association. Past Vice President 2005-2009. Past Secretary, 2001-2005. Currently NYPD liaison.

2010-2011 – Co-Chairman NPPA, 9-11 “Witness to Tragedy and Recovery,” Memorial Symposium and Exhibit at Pace University, NYC. Curated exhibit included work by 36 professional photographers.

2004-2013 – Member of Board, Northern Short Course, NPPA.


B.A. Journalism, New York University, 1984, photo editor New York University Newspaper, The Torch

Continuing Education, School of Visual Arts 1994 - photo; Parsons School of the Arts – photo, computer technology, 1992

Guest lectures - National Press Photographers Association, NY Press Photographers Association and currently the College Media Advisors conference, Midtown Marriott and the Sheraton Centre, NYC. Guest lectures at colleges, NY public schools, libraries,  and senior centers. Also, contest judge for several organizations including National Pinnacle Awards.

Awards and honors:

Humanitarian Award NPPA for rescue of fellow photographer and two firefighters at the attack on the World Trade Center. Recipient of the Uniformed Firefighters Association award for rescue of firefighters after collapse of World Trade Center on 9-11 and photo coverage of the terror attack.

2010-winner Best Regional On-Line Publication, NPPA, Region 2

Twice winner, NPPA’s Best of Photography

Picture of the Year, NYPPA 2012, 2014, Photographer of the Year, NYPPA -1998

Fifteen-time winner first place New York Press Photographers Association Year in Pictures. Numerous photography & video awards, NYPPA. Four-time winner Spot News New York Press Club.

Twice winner Spot News, Silurians. Four-time winner, Associated Press State Photo Award for Breaking News.

References available upon request


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