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About Aisha Al-Muslim

Aisha Al-Muslim is an award-winning journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist at Newsday, based on Long Island, New York. She is currently a full-time business reporter, covering retail and small businesses on Long Island, along with some publicly-traded companies like organic food giant Hain Celestial, celebrity perfumes and fragrances seller Perfumania, kitchenware and tableware provider Lifetime Brands, and online florist and gifts company 1-800-Flowers.

For three and half years until June 2014, Al-Muslim covered the Town of Hempstead, the largest township in the United States with more than 750,000 people, and composed of 22 villages and 37 hamlets.

Her responsibilities at Newsday include writing news briefs, filing daily stories and producing cover stories and enterprise pieces. She is also charged with tweeting and taking photos occasionally from meetings and events she covers.

Al-Muslim's investigative story with her colleague Will Van Sant was part of a Newsday series on police misconduct named a 2014 Pulitzer Prize finalist in the Public Service category. Her story involved a case of a 19-year-old who was beaten by Suffolk County police officers, went into a coma and later died from his injuries.

Al-Muslim is also a former editor of the Spanish-language community newspaper, El Correo de Queens, and a former reporter for its sister newspaper, The Queens Courier.

Al-Muslim is a December 2009 graduate of the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism, where she studied journalism with a concentration in urban studies. During graduate school, Al-Muslim learned how to write stories, shoot and produce her own videos, use computer-assisted reporting, blog and use social media to promote her work.

Al-Muslim is also a graduate from Lehman College of the City University of New York, where she majored in multilingual journalism, and minored in Italian and Black Studies. She was on the Dean's List and graduated with summa cum laude honors in May 2008.

She has interned at WCBS-TV, WABC-TV, People en Español, CBS Evening News' Weekend Edition, WKBW-TV in Buffalo, New York, and NY1 Noticias.

Born in the Republic of Panama, the Brooklyn resident has a passion for languages including Spanish, Italian, and French. She is fluent in Spanish.


Present Multilingual Journalism Graduate, Lehman College

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