Journalists

Below is the list of contributors for NYC Inquirer. If you have a question about a particular story, please contact the editor from that department. Otherwise, please visit our contact page.

Bar Kalvadalle

Bar Kalvadalle

Reporter

Bar Kalvadalle grew up in Madrid and the Middle East before moving to New York state as an international student. He worked in a neuroscience research lab after graduating, before deciding to revisit his childhood dream of becoming a journalist. Bar earned a Master’s degree in journalism from NYU, and worked at Discovery Channel and the consumer insights website Trend Hunter before joining the Global News team. When he’s not covering national and international news for Global, Bar writes about his beloved soccer team Real Madrid for Spain-based sports website Marca. He also enjoys making music, going to concerts, cooking, traveling, scuba diving and drinking craft beer, and is an incurable podcast addict.

Cliff McKeen

Cliff McKeen

Lead Editor

Cliff McKeen is approaching a decade in media. He began his professional career at the VERGE, where he covered the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. He later moved to NPR in Los Angeles before coming home to New York to work at The Huffington Post. He subsequently served as associate editor for trends and traffic for The Huffington Post before a stint at The Huffington Post Business.

Diane Burke

Diane Burke

Contributor

A native of Milan, Italy, Diane has lived across Europe, touching down briefly in Tehran, Iran, and has crisscrossed the U.S. twice over the span of five years. Since 2010, she has called the United States home. Diane got her start in journalism with gigs at Foreign Policy magazine, the AP and the Wall Street Journal, where she helped chronicle the Great Recession from New York. In Canada, Erica worked at Time for three years, where she turned the magazine’s Econowatch blog into a popular reader’s guide to anything from the housing market to income inequality. She was also a regular scribe for Canadian Business magazine, covering U.S. politics and policy and their impact north of the border. In 2014, Diane joined the Christian Science Monitor in Boston as an international business editor, managing a team of 20 foreign correspondents and over 200 stringers spread across four continents. She’s now back in New York, where she spends most of her free time trying to keep up with her spirited toddler.

Eve Knack

Eve Knack

Reporter

Eve is a National Online Journalist with New York Daily Gazette. Eve has been a journalist since the age of 15, when she talked the editors of a local paper into giving her a monthly column. Since then, her work has been seen in outlets like Huff Post, MobileSyrup, Joy Stiq and NPR, among others. In 2017, she attained a journalism degree from Fordham University, where she specialized in multimedia journalism. She’s worked in a wide variety of digital mediums and most recently spearheaded the Business section for NPR. During her time there, she wrote often about America’s innovation policy, the changing face of transportation through ride sharing and autonomous cars, and the relationship between digital streaming and American content. She’s interested in technology, entrepreneurship, politics, and the different forces at work in the market today.

Pam Avery

Pam Avery

Reporter

Pam’s journey towards the world of news started in high school when she decided to take a journalism class as an elective. That’s when she realized she had a passion for storytelling. She received a BA specialization in English Literature at New York University, and then went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Journalism. During her time at NYU, she wrote for Washington Square News. She then completed internships at NPR NYC . Shortly after graduating, Felicia came to New York Daily Gazette as an intern, and has been reporting ever since. She has recently taken up a new role at NYC Inquirer the first-ever iPhone reporter. On her time off, she enjoys eating good food, spending time with her big Italian family, and talking — of course.

Phil Lankers

Phil Lankers

Editor

From an early age, Phil knew he wanted to work in media Growing up in southern California., the television in the Lankers household was always on and tuned to CNN morning, noon and night. But Phil still managed to find time to spend the summers on golf courses and the winter on the ski hills. Aaron graduated from the University of Victoria with a major in political science and a minor in history. He then enrolled in BCIT’s broadcast journalism program. Phil started his journalism career at a local television station, then known as UTV, before moving to Global Saskatoon as the weekend anchor and reporter. He then moved on to Global Regina as the late night anchor before returning to the Lower Mainland, joining Global BC in 2001 as a reporter. You will also find him filling in on the anchor desk.