David Otero

David Otero

Senior Journalism Major

I am a senior Journalism major, scheduled to finish classes in the fall of 2013. I have contributed to The Pioneer since my freshman year, and I have been Sports Editor and Assistant Copy Editor. I have also been heavily involved at the campus radio station, 88.1 WCWP. Last year, I was the Sports Director where I helped call LIU Post sporting events.

I am currently doing an internship with WALK 97.5 with The Morning Show. In addition, I have been hired by WALK for Promotions for various events. I hope to one day have a career that either involves writing about sports, or on-air at a radio station.

I am addicted to sports. I love to watch, play, analyze, write and broadcast sports. My favorite teams are the Knicks, Yankees and Jets.  Music is also a big part of my life. I take it with me wherever I go. I listen to a wide range of artists but I listen to Drake, Justin Timberlake, and Chris Brown the most.

Dorianna Valerio

Dorianna Valerio

Senior Journalism major

Like David, I am scheduled to finish classes at the end of the fall semester. However, I'm staying on as Editor-in-Chief of The Pioneer for the entire 2013-2014 academic year. I've been with The Pioneer since my sophomore year at LIU Post. I have served as the Assistant News Editor, the News Editor and now Co-Editor-in-Chief along with David. I have a passion for news, culture, and arts writing.

During the summer of 2013 I interned at Newsday. I plan to attend grad school in fall 2014 and eventually get a job writing about the things that I'm passionate about.

I'm really passionate about human interest stories, among other things. I love asking people about their lives or turning points in their lives. Everyone has a story to tell and their stories are usually really interesting.