Jennifer Mascia

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The Trace

Senior news writer, August 2022 to present

• News writer, September 2020 to August 2022

• Engagement writer, June 2016 to September 2020. I tweeted for @teamtrace and wrote our daily and weekly newsletters

• Staff writer, June 2015 to June 2016

• Founding staffer, September 2014, launched June 2015


The New York Times

• Writer and producer, The Gun Report, a tally of gun violence victims in America. January 2013 to June 2014

• Researcher, fact-checker and web producer for Mark Bittman and Joe Nocera, Op-Ed columnists, April 2011 to August 2014

Lead writer, The 99th Neediest Cases campaign, September 2010 to February 2011. Wrote 44 articles in the annual series

Lead writer, The 98th Neediest Cases campaign, September 2009 to February 2010. Wrote 41 articles in the annual series

News assistant, nightside Metro Desk, July 2006 to April 2011



• Chief copy editor, 2013 to 2015



Never Tell Our Business to Strangers, a memoir exploring my father’s criminal past. Published by Villard/Random House, Feb. 2010. Based on my April 2007 Modern Love column



The Newswomen’s Club of New York 2022 Front Page Awards, Online: Blog: Ask the Trace series



Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, MS, print concentration, 2007

CUNY Hunter College, BA, special honors curriculum and theater, 2001

Mission Viejo High School, Mission Viejo, California, 1995

St. Jeanne De Lestonnac, Tustin, California, 1991