Join us on Sunday, February 24th at 3:00 p.m.as Michael DeMasi talks about his new book, What They Said: 25 Years of Telling Stories, a collection of his favorite stories from his journalism career in upstate New York.
“Mike DeMasi’s collection of articles from 25 years of journalism belies the notion that newspaper stories are here today, gone tomorrow. His stories, bringing to life the characters of upstate New York life, are very much still here. From artists to mayors, bicyclists to jewelers, he has met them all and has kept them alive through his sympathetic reporting. The newspapers in which the stories first appeared may molder away, but the people portrayed in them live on in this book. May there be a Volume 2.”—Carl Strock, retired columnist at The Daily Gazette
Michael DeMasi has been writing about people, places, and events in upstate New York for more than 25 years. He hasn’t strayed far from his roots in Troy, where he grew up the youngest of four children to Italian immigrants. He’s been a reporter at the Albany Business Review since 2005. Previously he was a reporter at The Daily Gazette in Schenectady and The Post-Star in Glens Falls. His work has been recognized by his peers at the state and national levels. He and his wife, Lori, live in Clifton Park with their 9-year-old daughters, Emma and Sophia.