Media Appearances

• CNN News Central: 14 Mass Shootings in US leave 9 dead, 70 injured, June 17, 2024

• CNN Newsroom with Wolf Blitzer: Supreme Court Strikes Down Trump-Era Ban on Bump Stocks on Guns, June 14, 2024

• CNN Newsroom with Jim Acosta: Supreme Court Strikes Down Trump-Era Ban on Bump Stocks on Guns, June 14, 2024

• CNN Newsroom with Fredricka Whitfield: U.S. grapples with school gun violence 25 years after Columbine, April 20, 2024

• MPR News Minnesota Now: Suspect in fatal shooting was barred from owning guns — here‘s how he might have gotten one, (7:10) Feb. 20, 2024

• CNN The Source with Kaitlin Collins: Kansas City Super Bowl Parade shooting coverage, Feb. 14, 2024

• CNN The Source with Kaitlin Collins: Megachurch shooter had AR-15 with ‘Palestine’ sticker, Feb. 12, 2024

• CNN The Source with Kaitlin Collins: Longtime NRA Chief Resigns Ahead of Corruption Trial (full clip) Jan. 5, 2024

• CNN The Source: NY Corruption Lawsuit Aims to Push out NRA Chief, Jan. 2, 2024

• Center for American Progress panel: In the Media: Improving Coverage of Gun Violence, Dec. 5, 2023

• CNN Early Start: Search Underway for suspect in mass shooting that left 18 dead, Oct. 27, 2023

• CNN Situation Room: Urgent manhunt after gunman kills 18 in Maine, Oct. 26, 2023

• Boston University School of Public Health panel, Preventing Gun Violence: Next Steps for Academic Public Health, Oct. 11, 2023 (video)

• The Texas Tribune Festival: The Trace Presents: Semi-Automatic for the People, a conversation about AR-style rifles and the Second Amendment, Sept. 22, 2023 (audio)

• CNN News Central: Gov. Suspends Right to Publicly Carry Firearms in Albuquerque, Sept. 11, 2023

• The Dan Le Batard Show: #BecauseMiami: Blood on the Governor’s Hands, Aug. 31, 2023

• CNN Situation Room: Mass shootings in Philly & Fort Worth leave 8 dead, July 4, 2023

• CNN News Central: 54% of teachers think being armed would make schools less safe, May 31, 2023

• CNN News Central: Virginia Judge Rules Ban on Handgun Sales for 18 to 20-year-olds Unconstitutional, May 12, 2023

• CNN Opinion: What Texas news press conferences say about guns in America, May 10, 2023

• 1A: The Rise of the AR-15, NPR, May 10, 2023

• CNN Primetime: Would mass shooting crime scene pics change the gun debate? May 8, 2023

• CNN Newsroom: 2023: At least 201 mass shootings in 127 days, May 7, 2023

• Boston Public Radio: To rent or not to rent, May 4, 2023

• Your Call: The US averages 50 fatal shootings & 92 non-fatal shootings per day, KALW, May 2, 2023

• CNN Newsroom: Gun Violence Archive: Mass shootings top 180 so far this year, April 30, 2023

• CNN This Morning Weekend: Mass shootings top 170 so far in 2023, April 30, 2023

• Your Call: Guns & domestic violence are lethal for kids, investigation finds, KALW, April 14, 2023

• Axios Today: 146 mass shootings in 100 days, April 11, 2023

• CNN Newsroom: Louisville mass shooting, April 10, 2023

• The Pre W. Smith Show: Kids 3X’s as Likely to be Shot at Home, WJR Radio, April 10, 2023

• The Brian Lehrer Show: Why Some Lawmakers Are Relaxing Guns Laws Despite Violence, WNYC, April 6, 2023

• CNN’s The Lead: Nashville school shooting, March 28, 2023

• CNN Early Start: Nashville school shooting, March 28, 2023

• CNN Situation Room: Nashville school shooting, March 27, 2023

• Apple News Today: Why We Don’t Really Know How Many Guns Are in America, March 17, 2023

• CNN: Appeals Court Ruling Allows Domestic Violence Offenders With a Restraining Order to Keep Guns, March 16, 2023

• CNN Newsroom: Biden Announces New Executive Order on Guns, March 14, 2023

• CNN Early Start: Data Shows Gun Deaths Rising As Production Rises, March 7, 2023

• New York Amsterdam News: From Sorrow to Solutions, a panel on the harms of irresponsible gun violence coverage, Feb. 27, 2023

• CNN Early Start: Michigan State University shooting, Feb. 15, 2023

• Our Body Politic: The Growing Crisis of U.S. Gun Violence, Feb. 3, 2023

• Reset with Sasha-Ann Simons: Why is the U.S. an outlier on gun violence? WBEZ, Jan. 26, 2023

• CNN.com: Q&A: California has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. Here’s what we know about the guns used in this week’s deadly attacks, Jan. 25, 2023

• CNN What Matters: Q&A: California’s gun laws, Jan. 24, 2023

• CNN Newsroom: Three mass shootings in three days in California, Jan. 24, 2023

• CNN Tonight: 38 mass shootings in first weeks of 2023, Jan. 23, 2023

• CNN Situation Room: Monterey Park shootings, Jan. 23, 2023

• CNN At This Hour: Mass shootings in the U.S., Jan. 23, 2023

• CNN Tonight: Legal challenges begin over Illinois’s new assault weapons ban, Jan. 18, 2023

• On Point: Can gun liability insurance make our neighborhoods safer? WBUR, Jan. 13, 2023

• NPR: Out of Tools: Why Mayors Are Seeking Senate Vote on Gun Control, Mass Shootings, The Diane Rehm Show, Dec. 9, 2022

• The Future of Gun Reform, Democracy Journal roundtable, Nov. 28, 2022

• CNN Situation Room: Colorado Springs and Virginia Walmart shootings, Nov 23 and Nov 25, 2022

• CNN Tonight: Virginia Walmart shooting, Nov 23, 2022

• CNN Newsroom: Colorado Springs and Virginia Walmart shootings, Nov 23, 2022

‘Covering the End of the World’: A Reporter on Gun Violence, UNDISTRACTED with Brittany Packnett Cunningham, July 14, 2022

• America Contro: The problem of gun violence in the U.S. (3:03), Sky TG24 (Italy), July 10, 2022

• BBC Newsday: US gun violence: How do you define a mass shooting? July 6, 2022

• Axios Today: A holiday weekend marred by gun violence, July 5, 2022

• Poynter/PolitiFact: How to Cover Gun Violence and the Gun Debate in America (companion post) June 13, 2022

• The Takeaway: Red Flag’ Gun Laws, WNYC, June 13, 2022

• The Brian Lehrer Show: Common Sense Gun Control, WNYC, June 9, 2022

• Your Call: How are assault rifles regulated differently from handguns in the US? KALW, June 7, 2022

• CNN Early Start: How often are guns actually used for self-defense? June 6, 2022

• Your Call: How easy is it to buy a gun in the US? KALW, May 31, 2022

• 1A: Gun control legislation takes center stage, NPR, May 31, 2022

• Times Radio: Early Breakfast with Anna Cunningham, May 30, 2022

• TalkTV with Trisha Goddard, Gun Violence in America, May 29, 2022

• Your Call: Media Roundtable: What needs to change in the framing of US gun violence, KALW, May 27, 2022

• In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt: Processing Another School Shooting with a Mom Who Lived It, Apple podcasts, May 27, 2022

• CNN Early Start: 44 states allow 18-year-olds to buy assault rifles, May 26, 2022

• Apple News Today: Here’s what has changed about gun policy in America, May 25, 2022

• CNN Early Start: Why New York’s red flag law didn’t stop the Buffalo shooter, May 19, 2022

• PBS NewsHour Weekend: What is behind the rise in gun related violence in the U.S., PBS, April 24, 2022

• The Stream: How has American support for gun reform changed in the pandemic? Al Jazeera, April 19, 2022

• What Just Happened: The News With Tanzina and Chad, Clubhouse, March 24, April 7, and April 12, 2022

• On Point: What the Supreme Court’s next big gun case means for gun laws across the U.S., WBUR, Nov. 2, 2021

• Your Call: After Recent Series Of Mass Shootings, What Will It Take To Finally Enact Gun Control, KALW, April 13, 2021

• The Brian Lehrer Show: Biden Calls for Gun Control, WNYC, Mar. 24, 2021

• PBS NewsHour Weekend: While the national conversation around gun safety is changing, many political hurdles loom, PBS, Feb. 14, 2021

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

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

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

• CBC: As It Happens: US guns: journalist, Dec. 4, 2015

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

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

• TED: Gun violence as told by the daughter of a hitman, TEDYouth2014 + TED Blog: A Mobster’s Daughter Wants to Talk to Teens About Guns, Nov. 15, 2014

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The New York Times – The Gun Report

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

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

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

• New York Magazine: The Approval Matrix, June 17, 2013

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

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

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Never Tell Our Business to Strangers

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

• The Moth: “Just Business: a woman makes a series of discoveries about her family’s past,” presented at the National Arts Club in NYC on April 15, 2010 and aired Oct. 14, 2014

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

• NY1: Discussing the 98th Neediest Cases campaign on NY1, NYTimes Closeup, Dec. 19, 2009

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

• CeliaBlue.com: 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” (non-paywalled), April 18, 2011

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

• BBC News: “Can the FBI Take Down New York’s Mobsters?” Jan. 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)

• Bloomberg: “Hit Man’s Daughter Recalls Her Family Life on the Lam,” June 30, 2010

• King Features Weekly Service: Recommended Reading, May 10, 2010

• CUNY TV: “Study With the Best” with host Barry Mitchell, April 20, 2010

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

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

• Kstreet Mag: The District Dish, March 30, 2010

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

• skirt magazine: Writer Series: Interview with Jennifer Mascia, June 28, 2010

• Moncrieff: Book Recommends, July 2010

• Florida Weekly: Summer Reading, May 27, 2010

• Dresser After Dark: interview, March 21, 2010

The Mimi Geerges show: interview, 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

• New York Magazine, 21 Questions, Daily Intel, March 3, 2010

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

• Newsday: “The Secrets Her Family Album Masks,” Feb 2010

• PopSugar: TresSugar’s March Must Reads, 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

• Tumblr: The Doree Chronicles, Doree Shafrir, March 3, 2010

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

• Cheryl’s Book Nook: “Never Tell Our Business to Strangers,” March 29, 2010

• Glamour Germany, Real-Life, “My Father Was a Murderer,” Spring 2007

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