Gabe Wanissian (Born February 18, 1994) is a Journalist who covers local/national news, politics, personal profiles and entertainment pieces/reviews. He is currently a Staff Writer for The Montclarion(student newspaper at Montclair State University. He previously served as the Editor-in-Chief, Layout Editor, and Sports Editor for The Torch, the award-winning student newspaper of Bergen Community College (2014-2016.) During Gabe's two-year tenure in the publication, The Torch achieved 3rd place and 1st place in overall excellence for two-year colleges at the New Jersey Press Foundation Awards.
Gabe's personal achievements include three 1st Place NJPF awards (In News, Personality Profile, and Sports) and two 2nd place awards (in Editorials, and Features). He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in Montclair State University, and previously earned his Associate's Degree in Journalism at Bergen Community College with a 3.4 GPA, .
In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, making youtube videos, and playing baseball.
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This story was awarded 1st place at the NJPF's for News Writing
This story was awarded 3rd place at the 2015 NJPF's
NJ Senator Robert Menendez, along with BCC administration, speak on the grant for the program that aids intellectually disabled students
Breaking news story on Bergen County Executive James Tedesco appointing a new trustee
This article won 1st place at the 2016 NJPF's. The story was on the last minute firing of the coach, while the team tried to battle against the administration for a firing that they felt was unfair
Features/Personality Profile Stories
This story was awarded 1st Place at 2016 NJPF Awards for Personality Profile writing. It is on Marine Tanker Kevin Quigley, depicting the harsh battles he dealt with over in Afghanistan, as well as readjusting to everyday society back home, by overcoming alcoholism and PTSD.
On-field coverage of Bernie Sanders Rally in Brooklyn days before NY primary
Behind-the-scenes coverage for "Green Card" an upcoming Off-Broadway musical
Reviewing Northside Music Festival in Brooklyn, featuring Nas, Sleigh Bells, Run the Jewels, and Vince Staples
In depth look into Rapper Lil B's fanbase, including interviews with producers who have worked with him
An analysis of Kendrick Lamar's LP "To Pimp A Butterfly", and it's potential social effects