Old bio last updated on April 18, 2010, until I get something new up here:

My name is Sal Gentile. I am a writer and performer who lives in Brooklyn.

About Me

I write and produce web content for a show on PBS called Need to Know. Previously, I was a reporter for City Hall & The Capitol, political newspapers in New York. I studied Writing Seminars (creative writing/non-fiction) and philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, where I was the editor-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins News-Letter (winner of the Associated Collegiate Press Newspaper Pacemaker Award) and a Louis Azrael Fellow in Communications. I was also an intern reporter at the now-defunct Baltimore Examiner and a production assistant/intern at WYPR, Baltimore’s public radio station.

I have been a guest on The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC, the Progressive Radio Network and CUNY Television, and my reporting has been picked up by The New York Times, the Daily News, The New York Observer and New York magazine, among others.

I also do improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, and in college I wrote and produced a bunch of ten-minute plays (and dabbled in stand-up comedy). I play the guitar, piano, trombone and baritone horn. I’m also, sadly, a Mets fan.


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