Jennifer Mascia

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The Trace

• News writer, September 2020 to present

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

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


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

CUNY Hunter College, major in special honors curricula and theater, English minor, 2001.

Mission Viejo High School, Mission Viejo, California, 1995.