Annamarya Scaccia is a freelance investigative journalist who reports on public health and human rights issues including domestic violence, reproductive and sexual health, parenting, pregnancy, disabilities and transgender rights. Her work has appeared in the Austin Chronicle, New York Daily News, Philadelphia City Paper and Philadelphia Weekly, and at DAME, BUST, Almost Fearless, Splinter, Teen Vogue, espnW, Allure, Tonic, Yes!, Paste, Rolling Stone, Texas Observer, Esquire, the Guardian, Broadly, New Republic, Cosmopolitan, City Limits and Rewire, among others.
While studying at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Annamarya filmed a short documentary about a boy living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare but fatal degenerative muscle disease. She also helped oversee the production of the award-winning interactive project, “The Missing,” which looks at New York’s missing people, the loved ones searching for them and the system handling their cases. And she worked on an award-winning five-part investigative series for City Limits on New York’s lackluster clean energy program and its impact on low-income residents.
Like any native New Yorker, Annamarya drinks too much coffee and has strong opinions about the Yankees. She currently works as a news writer for Romper, Bustle’s sister site for diverse millennial parents, as well as a weekend news writer for Mother.ly. Annamarya is based in Austin, Texas.
Follow her on Twitter at @annamarya_s.
member of: Journalism and Women Symposium, Online News Association, and Investigative Reporters and Editors.