NewsGuild Professional Staff
ANTHONY NAPOLI came to the Local from The New York Times in February 2006. He currently serves as the Local Representative for The New York Times, Amsterdam News, Kaplan, Consumer Reports and Writers Guild. He also serves as the Local Treasurer, which is an elected position.
Prior to his job at the Local, Anthony served as the Grievance Chair of the Times unit for three years, was elected as the unit’s First Vice Chairperson and as an Executive Board member.
Anthony was hired by the newspaper on April l, 1986, as a pot-washer in the company cafeteria. Two years later, he stepped up to a delivery clerk position in the receiving department, and became a shop steward. He was promoted in 1996 as an advertising production representative in the customer order fulfillment. He won a technical merit award from The Times for creating and implementing a process for posting web ads in the newspaper.
Anthony attended what was then C.W. Post College (now Long Island University), majoring in business management.
SUSAN DeCARAVA started as a Local Representative in December 2008. She comes from the Writers Guild of America, East, where she served as Unit Chair for two years and was instrumental in organizing that unit. Before Al Jazeera America ceased operations, she represented journalists there and negotiated their transition agreements. Currently, she represents members at Thomson Reuters, El Diario, Standard & Poor's and LAW360.
BOB DARAIO brought his wide-ranging background in television and the labor movement to the Guild in 2012, first in a six-month stint as mobilization coordinator and then as a Local Representative. He is assigned to The Nation, The Jersey Journal, Scholastic, WPIX, The Jewish Forward, The Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Hudson News and The Foreign Policy Association.
Bob came to the Guild from WPIX, where he worked as a master control room technical director, video engineer, and robotic camera operator. In 2002, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored Bob for his video and robotic camera work on the Emmy Award-winning "WB11 News at 10." While at WPIX, Bob served as a shop steward for Local 1212 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Bob earned an MA in Labor Studies in 2011 from the Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies at the City University of New York.
Bob is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining, NY, where he lives with his wife Gayle, an IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) Local 764 wardrobe supervisor.
NASTARAN MOHIT worked as an organizer for the Guild beginning in 2012 on a project by project basis, notably helping Kaplan ESL teachers gain a contract and Guild representation. In 2015 she was hired full time as the Guild's Organizing Director, overseeing internal and external organizing.
BETTINA DAMIANI is the Guild's newestLocal Representative. She represents members at The Daily Beast, Kaplan, and Time Inc.
JANELLE HARTMAN is the Guild's Communications specialist.