Christopher Kozal Brennan
Columbia University, Columbia College, 2013
B. A. in Russian Literature and Culture, Political Science
Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia Philology Department, 2012
NY Daily News
European Correspondent October 2017-Present
Reporting from Brussels for the print and online version of the NY Daily News, with an emphasis on European breaking news. Larger, travel-based stories include pieces on anti-Semitism in Poland, the small Belgian hometown of a NYC terror attack victim, the royal wedding, World Cup, and President Trump at the 2018 NATO Summit.
Reporter January 2016-September 2017
Reported from the Daily News office in New York, with a focus on national stories and breaking news. I also wrote longer features exploring the treatment of PTSD after the first “postal” shooting in 1986 differs from today and an exclusive on an underground strip club run by the women themselves rather than male managers.
The Daily Mail Graduate Scheme
Traine September 2014 – December 2015
Trained on The Daily Mail’s graduate trainee scheme in Britain, which included six weeks training at the Press Association, eight weeks reporting for the Liverpool Echo and seven weeks training at the Daily Mail offices in London. I returned to the Mail U.S. office, where work included breaking news and features on photographers.
The Moscow Times
Reporter June 2013 to June 2014
Writing for The Moscow Times website and print edition. Personal highlights include writing from Kiev during the Russian occupation of Crimea and breaking the story of racial discrimination against a U.S. ballerina at the Bolshoi Academy, which was picked up internationally by outlets such as The Guardian and El Pais.
Previously served as associate editor until March 2014, which included filling in as news editor, opinion editor, and web editor for extended periods.
Microsoft Office, iMovie, WordPress and other CMS, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, HTML, Java, R, LexisNexis, Data entry, Shorthand
Languages: Russian-Fluent, French-Intermediate
Harriman Institute Undergraduate Fellowship, Summer 2012