is a Radio Rookies' graduate. Her first story, "Legal Status" was apart of the Mosholu workshop, which was recognized with a George Foster Peabody Award for broadcast excellence in 2005. Since then she has gone on to produce other stories for Rookies, and worked as a Rookies Producer to teach new rookies to do the same.Veralyn has also worked with various departments at WNYC Radio, including News and Culture, and produces independent work for her website, VeralynMedia.com. She is currently works to build power in Central Brooklyn as Communications Organizer at Brooklyn Movement Center, a membership-led, direct-action, community organizing group. Through all of her endeavors she aims to give a voice to perspectives that are often forgotten in the media.
Sandy in The Rockaways: When the Ocean Met the Bay
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 03:56 PM
Superstorm Sandy hit New York City on October 29, destroying whole neighborhoods, flooding streets, tunnels and subway lines and cutting power in and around the city. One of the areas most affected was Rockaway, Queens. Jessica Klein grew up in The Rockaways, and Rookie Grad turned Rookie Producer, Veralyn Williams followed her as she made her way to her parents' house after the storm.
If you're in need of help or would like to donate or volunteer, RockawayHelp is a collective of Rockaway natives working to organize resources and support to assist the area’s recovery after Hurricane Sandy’s devastation.
Check out Sandy Storyline -- a participatory documentary about Superstorm Sandy and efforts to recover and rebuild.