Joseph De La Cruz

Joseph De La Cruz reports for The Riverdale Press, covering housing in New York City's Riverdale neighborhood in the Bronx. De La Cruz was born and raised in Brooklyn, and still calls it home. This multimedia journalist has written for online news outlets, including Bklyner, Kings County Politics and NBC News, primarily covering politics and culture. For over two years he was an associate video producer for MSNBC's “Morning Joe” and before that, he worked at the cable channel's “Live Weekends,” “Politics Nation” and “Kasie DC” as an associate video producer. De La Cruz holds a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College, where he double majored in journalism and TV and radio. Husband and father, De La Cruz enjoys shooting video around Brooklyn when he gets a chance.

Liz Donovan

Liz Donovan reports for City Limits, a nonprofit investigative news site based in New York City. She covers climate change and its implications for the city, including the disproportionate impact on vulnerable communities. Previously, as a fellow for the Global Migration Project, Donovan investigated the exploitation of immigrant women in a health care workforce. For over a decade she worked as a magazine editor, then earned her master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. As an Émile Boutmy scholar, Donovan earned a master's at the Sciences Po Journalism School in Paris in 2020. There, she interned on the climate and environment desk at Agence France-Presse and reported on France's migrant population. Her freelance work has been published in The Intercept, Documented, and The Week. In the summer she has taught reporting and editing to high school students at The School of The New York Times.

Onz Chéry

Onz Chéry covers Miami's Haitian community for The Haitian Times. Chéry started working for the Brooklyn, New York, based paper in January 2020. This Report for America position allows him to continue covering the largest Haitian American community in the U.S. Previously, Chéry covered soccer for Elite Sports NY, Cosmopolitan Soccer League, the Daily Soccer Digest and FirstTouch. Chéry is from Abingdon, Maryland. He holds a bachelor's degree in English and journalism from The City College of New York, where he started his journalism career as a sports reporter for The Campus, the student-run publication. When Chéry isn't writing, he's playing soccer.

Phoebe Taylor-Vuolo

Phoebe Taylor-Vuolo reports for WSKG, an NPR affiliate in Binghamton, New York, covering rural health care in the southern part of the state. She grew up in Brooklyn and is a fourth generation Brooklynite. Before joining WSKG, Taylor-Vuolo freelanced for Documented, a nonprofit news site that focuses on New York City’s immigrant communities and policies that affect them. She reported on the city’s immigration court system and explored immigration issues and conditions in detention centers and county jails. Taylor-Vuolo holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and creative writing from Baruch College, where she investigated the use of video teleconferencing in immigration court hearings in a piece that was published by Gothamist, a website. She currently lives in Delaware County, New York and when she’s not writing and reporting she’s painting houses, growing vegetables, and taking care of her chickens.

City Limits

City Limits is an award-winning, non-profit news agency that uses investigative journalism through the prism of New York City to identify urban problems, examine their causes, explore solutions, and equip communities to take action. For more than 40 years, we have covered key urban issues such as housing and development, education, government, immigration, the environment, criminal justice and the economy with award-winning investigative journalism.

The Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English-language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2012, it has morphed into an online-only publication broadening its audience to include Haitians from all over the world. Our readers are thought leaders and decision makers in their families and communities. The news outlet is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.  

The New York Amsterdam News

The New York Amsterdam News was started more than a century ago and has gone on to become one of the most prominent newspapers in the country targeted to an African American audience. The newspaper has broadened its reach to include an increasingly multi-racial and multi-ethnic readership in New York City and beyond. Still, it remains the primary voice of one of the largest and most influential Black communities in the nation. It seeks to highlight the issues that most deeply impact communities of color in New York, the United States and around the world.

The Riverdale Press

Founded in 1950 by David A. Stein, The Riverdale Press is a weekly newspaper that covers the Northwest Bronx neighborhoods of Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights and Van Cortlandt Village. It is one of a handful of weeklies to win a Pulitzer Prize.

WSKG Public Telecommunications Council

WSKG is a public radio station serving the Binghamton, N.Y., area with educational programming and news. Its areas of focus include the arts, culture and heritage of the region as well as other matters of local importance. It is an affiliate of National Public Radio. The station seeks to represent diverse viewpoints to help listeners reach better conclusions that can be clearly explained, effectively defended or, when appropriate, revisited and revised.


Documented is a non-profit news site devoted to covering New York City’s immigrant communities and the policies that affect their lives. An estimated 3.2 million immigrants—nearly a half million of them undocumented—live in New York City, comprising 37 percent of the city’s population and 44 percent the workforce. Documented provides original reporting on these communities are impacted by labor policies, law–enforcement practices and directives from local, state and federal governments.