Guest column

Greetings Lynbrook, East Rockaway readers


Greetings residents of East Rockaway and Lynbrook. My name is Justin Zion and I am interning for the Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald this summer. As a new addition to the Herald, I would like to share a little bit about myself with our readers.

Although I was born in Brooklyn, I have lived in Nassau County nearly all my life. I grew up not too far away from Lynbrook and East Rockaway, in Woodmere, where I still live today. I will be entering my sophomore year at Binghamton University this August, where I plan to major in political science.

I have always been an avid writer, but until recently I had never wished to pursue journalism. I had always been interested in creative writing and thought that journalism and news were dull and grey by comparison.

That all changed when a spur-of-the-moment decision landed me at my college’s student newspaper. I decided to join the sports section and wrote for the paper for my entire freshman year. I wrote more than 20 stories over the course of the year, ranging from coverage of sporting events to athlete showcases and opinion pieces.

After a couple of months working at my school newspaper I realized that journalism was something I enjoyed, and something that I wished to pursue further, which is why I am interning with the Herald now.

While interning for the paper, I look forward to broadening the scope of my reporting beyond sports to all manners of stories. I look forward to exploring and learning more about my coverage area, and I look forward to meeting and interacting with you, the residents of Lynbrook and East Rockaway.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or potential stories at To visit our website, go to and click on either “Lynbrook” or “East Rockaway.”