The News Team
Brendan Walsh: Publisher/Reporter
Brendan started out as a reporter for Citywide 911, before also becoming the publisher of the site. He has over fifty bylines and has reported on countless incidents around the city. Brendan studies chemistry and history at New York Universty where he currently is in his senior year.
Brienne Walsh: Executive Editor
Brienne provides guidance on the stories Citywide 911’s reporters cover. She has been instrumental in making sure the content on the site is clear and relevant to the readers. Brienne's work has been published in Forbes, NYT, Daily News, among many others. Brienne received a BA from Brown Universty and an MA from Columbia University.
Georgio Dano: Reporter
Georgio is a freelance photographer and has contributed to numerous stories for Citywide911; some of his most recent stories include a police-involved shooting in Brooklyn and a fatal shooting outside an LA Fitness in Staten Island. Georgio was born in Cebu City, Philippines, grew up in Brooklyn, and now resides in Staten Island. He studied nursing at the College of Mount Saint Vincent and is currently at Wagner College where he is completing a master’s degree.
John is still early into his career as a news photographer but he has already been to dozens of crime and fire scenes and captured many incredible moments. Some of his most prominent stories for Citywide 911 include an off-duty police officer shot inside his car, an explosion in a residential building in Bath Beach, and a drive-by shooting in Bed-Stuy. To stay up-to-date with the incidents he is at, follow him on his Instagram.
Andre Rivera : Photojournalist
Andre has been documenting fire and crime activity throughout the city for several years now. His day job is as a ground technician for Central Park Conservancy, however, he covers breaking news incidents whenever he can. As he likes to say “I can be anywhere, any time.” Andre has contributed media to Citywide 911 for large fires, stabbings, robberies and more.
Sal Burgess: Photojournalist
Sal has contributed photos and reporting to Citywide 911 from multiple crime and fire scenes, many of them in Brooklyn where he is based out of. When he is not covering breaking news incidents, Sal runs his company Burgess Illustrationz, which provides videography and photography for a variety of events. To see Sal's companies media work, make sure to check out their webpage.