News Writer and Founding Staffer, The Trace
Jennifer Mascia is a news writer and founding staffer at The Trace, the nation’s only news outlet devoted to covering gun violence and policy, which launched in 2015. She previously reported on gun violence for the Opinion desk of The New York Times, where she was an editorial assistant to Op-ed columnist Joe Nocera. Prior to that she was a news assistant on the Times’s Metro desk, and spent two years as the lead writer for the annual Neediest Cases series, which profiled New Yorkers in need. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Hunter College. In 2010, she authored a memoir about her father’s violent past, Never Tell Our Business to Strangers.