Thursday, March 27, 2014

From Scratch: Allen Salkin's (GSAS '96) Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Food Network

After three years of research, journalist Allen Salkin has put together a comprehensive history of The Food Network in his book, From Scratch: Inside the Food Network: Big Personalities, High Drama- the Extraordinary Behind-the-Scenes Story. We had an opportunity to sit down and talk with Allen about NYU and his book. Click below to listen to our interview.

Allen Salkin has been a journalist for such publications as New York, The Village Voice, and Details. As a staff reporter for The New York Times, he wrote nearly two hundred features about food, culture, and media--for one of them, the legendary chefs Ferran Adrià and José Andrés cooked him lunch in his apartment. As an investigative reporter for the New York Post, Salkin wrote hundreds of articles--on corrupt judges, emergency room ethics, and troubled cults, among others. He has also produced video interviews with culinary stars for many food websites. Salkin's journalism has taken him to more than forty countries, from the Beijing Olympics to the snorkel wakes of "Doom Tourists" in the Galápagos. He lives in New York City.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Meet the Executive Producer of Mob Wives, the President of WE tv, and More!



The Discussion

This Tuesday, April 1, the College Alumni Association is bringing you "CELEBREALITY: The Rise of Celebrity in the Age of Reality Television." From the Kardashian empire to the cast of Duck Dynasty, reality television has escaped the confines of just being regularly scheduled programming and has become a commanding force pervading every aspect of our daily lives – whether that be in the news, in our conversations, or in retail stores. This panel discussion will bring together NYU alumni and faculty from the television industry to discuss the evolution and prominence of reality television stars in our contemporary culture.

The Panelists

  • Marc Juris, NYU Professor and President of WE tv
  • Jennifer Graziano (CAS '95, Steinhardt '00), creator and Executive Producer of Mob Wives
  • JD Roberto (Tisch '92), Prime time reality TV host known for ABC’s How to Get the Guy and Fox’s American Idol Extra.


The discussion will begin at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, April 1, and will be followed by a reception.


Jurow Hall, Silver Center for Arts & Science (enter at 32 Waverly Pl. or 31 Washington Pl.)

Space is limited and registration is required. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sara Shepard (CAS '99), Author of the Pretty Little Liars Book Series, Talks About Writing and Her NYU Days

Sara Shepard (CAS '99) is the author of the bestselling Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game young adult book series. In addition to her two successful series, Shepard has also published novels for adults,  The Visibles and Everything We Ever Wanted. Visit her website for more information and click below to listen to our interview with her.