Alumni Profile: Roberto Cruz

Photo courtesy of Roberto Cruz. Roberto Cruz, 23, has worked at the Poughkeepsie Journal since December 2012 after completing an internship at the Legislative Gazette in Albany. He is a general assignment reporter. In the several months since graduating, Cruz has covered a recent hostage situation in Poughkeepsie and an enterprise story about the flu. Ideally he would like to work overseas as a war correspondent. Originally from Troy, N.Y., Cruz graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a degree in journalism in December 2012. While he did not plan on majoring in journalism, he developed an interest in production media and broadcasting in high school. He is considering attending graduate school for political science.

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