Olivia Winslow

Demographics Reporter, Newsday

Olivia Winslow has been a reporter at Newsday for 28 years and currently covers demographic trends on Long Island. She was part of the investigative team at Newsday that reported on the series “Long Island Divided,” one of the most concentrated investigations of discrimination by real estate agents in the half century since the fair housing law was enacted. Newsday’s three-year investigation, published online at newsday.com/divided, and in print beginning Nov. 17, 2019, found evidence of widespread disparate and unequal treatment of minority potential home buyers and minority communities on Long Island. The Long Island Divided investigation has received several prestigious media awards in 2020: a Peabody Award for “Best Stories”; a Polk Award for metropolitan reporting; the Edward R. Murrow award for news documentary; a “Best in Show” regional prize from the International News Media Association Global Media competition; Silurians Press Club President’s Choice Award; and the News Leaders Association Punch Sulzberger Award for Innovative Storytelling; and the 2020 Deadline Club’s Pubic Service Award and first place in the Deadline Club’s digital innovation category. The Deadline Club is the NYC chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists; and the 2020 National Association of Journalism’s Salute to Excellence award for investigation. Winslow has a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and a master’s degree in journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. She has previously worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Richmond, Va., and the Danbury News-Times in Danbury, Conn, where she began her professional career.

Winslow is also a music lover—a favorite venue is Jazz at Lincoln Center — and church singer at the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in Jamaica, New York (Queens).