Media Appearances

The Trace

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• “The growing threat of online radicalization,” Reliable Sources, CNN, Aug. 4, 2019

• “‘A sickening déjà vu’: 2 U.S. mass shootings in one weekend stun reporter,” CBC News, Aug. 5, 2019

• “Mass shootings, gun violence, and policy,” Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, WHYY, Dec. 7, 2015

• “US guns: journalist,” As It Happens with Carol Off and Jeff Douglas, Canadian Broadcasting Company, Dec. 4, 2015.

• “Growing Up in an Era of Mass Gun Violence,” CBSN, Dec. 6, 2015

• A Mobster’s Daughter Wants to Talk to Teens About Guns, TED Blog, Nov. 15, 2014.

• “America’s best hope for tracking gun deaths is a mob enforcer’s daughter,” America Tonight, Al Jazeera America, March 6, 2015.

The New York Times – The Gun Report

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• “The End of the Gun Report,” On the Media with Brooke Gladstone, WNYC, July 18, 2014.

• “‘Everyday there’s a scourge of handgun violence’ across the U.S., Jennifer Mascia tells Newsday,” BBC World Service, July 17, 2014.

• “Facing the Real Gun Problem,” New York Review of Books, June 20, 2013.

The Approval Matrix, New York Magazine, June 17, 2013.

Readers Mourn the Loss of The Gun Report, Public Editor’s Journal, The New York Times, June 18, 2014.

The Times Killed Its “Gun Report” After the Writer Asked for a Raise, Gawker, June 20, 2014.

Never Tell Our Business to Strangers


Modern Love Podcast: Ruth Wilson reads “Never Tell Our Business to Strangers,” The New York Times + “Where are they now,” WBUR, December 4, 2019.

The Moth: “Just Business,” a woman makes a series of discoveries about her family’s past.” Aired Oct. 14, 2014. Presented at the National Arts Club in April 2010.

HuffPost Live: “Are We Responsible for Our Parents’ Bad Decisions?” Feb. 20, 2015.

Discussing the 98th Neediest Cases campaign on NY1, Dec. 19, 2009.

• “From Waitressing to Writing at the New York Times,” Community College Success, March 25, 2012.

• A Word About Writing: A Series of Brief chats With Writers, March 5, 2012.

• NPR: Talk of the Nation with Neal Conan: What It’s Like to Live on the Lam, Oct. 4, 2011.

• New York Magazine: A Breakdown of the Titles Gracing Elaine’s. May 22, 2011.

The Times of London: My Dad, the Mafia Hitman, April 18, 2011.

• CBC: Definitely Not the Opera: “Family Secrets.” March 12, 2011.

• BBC News: “Can the FBI Take Down New York’s Mobsters?” January 20, 2011.

• Slice Magazine: An Interview with Jennifer Mascia, Issue 7: Villains, Fall ’10/Winter ’11.

• BBC World News, First Person: “My Dad Worked For the Mafia,” Sept. 1, 2010.

NPR Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon: “Hit Man’s Daughter Tells His ‘Business to Strangers,'” July 17, 2010. (Transcript)

• “Hit Man’s Daughter Recalls Her Family Life on the Lam,” June 30, 2010. Bloomberg review by Robin D. Schatz, picked up everywhere from Arizona to Qatar.

Recommended Reading, King Features Weekly Service, reviewed by Katherine Burns Olson, May 10, 2010.

• CUNY TV: “Study With the Best” with host Barry Mitchell.

People Magazine: “Great Reads,” Mar. 22, 2010.

Elle Magazine: Elle’s Lettres, #1 Reader’s pick for April, March 8, 2010.

The District Dish, Washington, D.C. lifestyle talk show, March 30, 2010.

Rowan University: The Women’s Room, June 17, 2010.

Interview with Jennifer Mascia, skirt! magazine, June 28, 2010.

Book Recommends July 2010, Moncrieff! with Sean Moncrieff, Newstalk Radio, Ireland, July 2010.

Florida Weekly: Summer Reading, May 27, 2010.

Dresser After Dark, March 21, 2010.

The Mimi Geerges radio show, March 21, 2010.

The Chicago Sun-Times: “Secrets and lies, from her parents: Author unravels, and spills, family ‘Business,'” Feb. 28, 2010.

The New York Post: “My Dad Was a Secret Murderer,” Feb. 18, 2010. PDFs: Page 1, 2, 3.

21 Questions,, Daily Intel, March 3, 2010.

This Week’s Hot Reads, The Daily Beast, March 10, 2010.

Newsday: “The Secrets Her Family Album Masks.”

TresSugar: Best Books of March 2010.

Yahoo! News: NY Times staffer’s book details dark family secrets, March 24, 2010.

EarlyWord: “Keep an Eye on Jennifer Mascia,” Feb. 19, 2010.

KMOX-AM, St. Louis, “The John Carney Show,” Feb. 25, 2010.

The Doree Chronicles, March 3, 2010.

The New York Observer, “Modern Love Breeds Book Deals,” Feb. 5, 2008.

Cheryl’s Book Nook, March 29, 2010.

Glamour, Germany, Spring 2007.

GalleyCat: “Newsroom Assistant Lands Sunday Feature, Book Deal,” Aug. 28, 2007.