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. 

'Say Her Name'

18 hours ago
A New York City protester holds up a "Black Lives Matter" sign on Sept. 23, 2020, following a Kentucky grand jury's decision not to indict any police officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor.
Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

Protests mount after a grand jury doesn't indict officers who killed Breonna Taylor. Also, Connecticut reopens more of its economy, cash-strapped Suffolk County tries to write a budget, and New Yorkers get rid of plastic bags.

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High levels of dangerous chemicals have been found in the groundwater and soil at a former missile facility in Westhampton.

Pasi Mäenpää from Pixabay

The town of Brookhaven on Long Island has reached a settlement with the federal government to reduce hazardous emissions at its landfill.

A Grim Milestone

Sep 24, 2020
John Minchillo / AP

House Dems wants to negotiate federal relief, as the U.S. reaches 200,000 coronavirus related deaths. The MTA gives up on waiting, and back to school pains still a problem in this new normal.

Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta speaking in 2016.
Jessica Opatich / WSHU

Republican lawmakers in Suffolk County say cuts to the police department might not be necessary. Legislators want a full accounting from County Executive Steve Bellone on how federal funding has been spent.