Maureen Mullarkey is a multi-media journalist, passionate about local news.
As a Field Editor for Patch Media, she covers anything and everything on the hamlets of Babylon Village, Lindenhurst, Deer Park, North Babylon, Bay Shore, Islip, Brentwood, Central Islip, East Islip, West Islip, Sayville, Bayport, and its surrounding areas. Since September 2021, she has conceived, sourced, and covered stories across various topics from business features, to local politics, to human interest stories — always working concurrently.
She was the first reporter to break Babylon School District’s sexual abuse scandal, mindfully and sensitively interviewing dozens of alumni who accused educators of sexual abuse. On Sept. 15, two years after she broke the story, former teacher Timothy Harrison pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child.
She also oversaw the launch of PEOPLE Magazine's first daily entertainment podcast, 'PEOPLE Every Day', as an audio production assistant.
A reporter for NYU's Pavement Pieces she also specialized in print and audio. covering politics, the 2020.Presidential Election, COVID-19, and local news.
A New York City native, her background and passion lies in local news, interning for publications like the Queens Courier and NY1 Spectrum News.
She is a recipient of the Marlene Sanders Award for her work producing the podcast 'In Our Backyard' about rezoning reforms in NYC. She is recent graduate of New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute in the Reporting the Nation and New York concentration, with a Master's in Multimedia Journalism.