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. 

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warns the increased COVID-19 positive test rate on Long Island could lead to more “yellow zone” restrictions in the coming days.


The Cuomo administration comes to Suffolk and blasts law enforcement. Connecticut teachers want more COVID-19 prevention at schools and how does one actually administer 40 million vaccines in New York? Plus more daily news from WSHU.

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Early tallies show Democrats failed to flip the U.S. House seat left open by retiring Republican Representative Peter King on Long Island. Republican Andrew Garbarino has declared victory over Democrat Jackie Gordon after she conceded last week.

The race has not been called by the Associated Press.

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Another MS-13 gang member could face the death penalty for the murder of two teenage girls on Long Island.