Interested in becoming a contributor? firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike is a Bayport resident and the founder of Greater Long Island Media Group, LLC. Email him at email@example.com.
Nick Esposito is Greater Long Island's content manager and an award-winning journalist who studied at St. Joseph's in Patchogue. He's a fan of sports and storytelling. If you have story ideas, please e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Donnelly, a lifelong resident of Long Island's South Shore, is a passionate educator, rescue mom, and a wine and cheese aficionado. She lives in Brightwaters with her chiweenie, Portia, and two ornery cats.
Christopher Verga, Ed.D, is a local historian and American history lecturer at Suffolk County Community College. He's also the author of Bay Shore (2017) and Civil Rights on Long Island (2016), which are both part of the Images of America series.
Alyssa Vera is a journalism student at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue. She lives in Medford and is a 2011 graduate of Longwood High School.
Karl Grossman has been a reporter since 1962. He also teaches journalism as a full professor at SUNY/Westbury. He has received a George Polk Award and is a Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame member. He is the author of six books and the host of the nationally-aired TV program “Enviro Close-Up.”
Lon Cohen is a content producer and reporter living in Mount Sinai, NY.
BJ is a craft beer aficionado who lives in Patchogue and does his best to drink Main Street dry. Follow him on Twitter @BeerZ0mbie.
Kareema Charles is a broadcast journalist and a recent graduate of Stony Brook University's School of Journalism. Email: email@example.com
Julianne Mosher is a freelance journalist covering everything from Manhattan to Montauk. When she’s not exploring the north and south shores, she’s usually found at any local coffee shop.
Matthew Ambrosio is a creative native of Long Island who lives in North Babylon. Matthew presents his broad body of knowledge and experiences with a fresh, original and realistic style. As an apparel entrepreneur, professional makeup artist, lifestyle enthusiast, foodie, educator and wannabe farmer, no topic is off limits.
Melissa Kuehnle is a Medford resident and lover of all things edible. She blogs about food from the Greater Patchogue area and beyond at yumness.wordpress.com.
Emily Mancini is from Smithtown and is a graduate of Binghamton University. She also has a superb command of the English language.
Carl Corry is a longtime local journalist. You can find him covering everything from food to L.I. history. He has a master’s degree in communications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and was inducted into the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame — Contributor Wing.
Jennifer Mercurio is the owner of Lasting Impressions Photography, a family and children's portrait studio in Bay Shore. Jennifer has dedicated her career to her clients and their children, with an emphasis on children with special needs. She lives in West Islip with her husband and two daughters.
John Murray, III is the owner of Kilwins Babylon Village and Kilwins Patchogue Village. He and his wife, Lauren, live in Wantagh. When not serving chocolate and fudge, you can find him high-fiving Jason Aldean in the pit at Jones Beach Ampitheater.
Intern for Greater Long Island. Long Island native. Senior in the journalism department at Stony Brook University. I’ve always felt a drive to try to change the world and what better way to be a part of the historical conversation of our time than through journalism.
Krista Stucchio is a food fiend with a passion for photography. You can find her scrolling through Instagram, eating a burger with the works, or sifting through the racks of a funky thrift store. She's always looking for wow food, so shoot her an e-mail with your recommendations: firstname.lastname@example.org. Find her on Instagram @hashtagfoodpic.