Desiree D'Iorio

News Assistant

Born and raised in Connecticut, Desiree now calls Long Island home. She is WSHU’s 2019-2020 News Fellow, covering local government, the environment and public affairs on Long Island. She received her A.A. in Communications from Nassau Community College and B.A. in Journalism from Stony Brook University. Her past internships were at the Long Island Press and WSHU. In 2019, she co-wrote a four-part series about the Long Island Pine Barrens, bringing to listeners the sights and sounds of this unique ecosystem nestled in the heart of Suffolk County. There are 300 tabs open across her devices at all times. 

The U.S. Capitol
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U.S. Congresswoman Kathleen Rice from Long Island wants answers from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the social media company’s role in disinformation campaigns that target veterans.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has introduced a bill that would ban the use of firefighting foam that contains cancer-causing PFAS chemicals.

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Connecticut lawmakers want to expand state benefits for veterans who were less-than-honorably discharged due to their sexual orientation.

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Republicans call Lamont's budget a "multiple choice' budget. Also, expanding veteran benefits for those who were discharged because of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", and the backlash over admission from the Cuomo administration over the state's nursing home deaths.

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New Yorkers with underlying conditions can get vaccinated starting February 15th. Also, paid family leave might actually happen, how $4 Billion in federal aid will be spent, and Super Bowl ads in the age of COVID.