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Donna Cornachio

Assistant Professor of Journalism

Donna Cornachio’s career in journalism spans nearly 30 years. After devoting several years in broadcast to CBS News, she turned to print, reporting and writing profiles, news, and feature articles and essays for the New York Times, Newsweek, and Washington Post. She has also been on National Public Radio.

Donna is currently the communications specialist at Clarity Media Group in New York. The depth of her reporting experience gives her a keen insight into how all forms of media work, a valuable asset as she prepares authors and publishers for print and broadcast media opportunities. Some of the authors she has worked with at Clarity are Diane Keaton (Then Again, Random House), Susan Cain (Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can‘t Stop Talking, Crown), Mimi Alford (My Affairs with President John F. Kennedy, Random House), Amanda Lindhout (A House in the Sky, Scribner), and Michael Moss (Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, Random House). She has also done speech and presentation training for Teach for America, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, and Girls, Inc. In addition, she has produced several of Clarity’s videos, including those for the Children‘s Aid Society and Legal Services for the Hudson Valley.

Donna earned her BA at New York University and her master’s degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.