Anthony Advincula

Writer. Editor. Senior Communications Officer. Media Relations Expert. Storyteller.

I'm a journalist with over 15 years of experience reporting domestically and internationally. I cover breaking news and enterprise reporting on politics and government, immigration and race relations. My stories have appeared in various news outlets in the U.S. and abroad, including New York Daily News, The Washington Post, Yahoo News, The LA Times, Alternet and Public Radio International, and have been translated into different languages. I was a correspondent for The Associated Press, The Jersey Journal, and The Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Additionally, as a communications and media professional, I manage programs and campaigns, pitch, write and edit communications content across all media platforms, as well as oversee and sustain media relations with key local and national publications and broadcast networks.

I have been a recipient of a number of journalism awards and fellowships, including the New York Times Press Fellowship, Radio Television News Foundation and RIAS German/American Exchange Fellowship for Journalists and National Health Journalism Fellowship. I attended Harvard University, University of the Philippines, and Columbia University, where I was awarded a Charles H. Revson Fellowship and received my master’s degrees in public administration and journalism.

For Asian Americans, Mental Health an ‘Invisible Problem’

NEW YORK, NY — In a small reception area of the Henry Street Settlement’s Community Consultation Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a couple of young Asian women sit far apart from each other on maroon chairs lined up against the wall. One is busy browsing on her cell phone in a corner, while the other watches absentmindedly at the water leakage from the ceiling trickling into a large bucket in front of them.

Detroit Demands Foreclosure Freeze

DETROIT, MI — On the east side of the downtown area here, beggars and homeless people walk around or squat on the curbside all day. It is eerily silent. The streets are mostly deserted and small stores are closed. Block after block, rows of houses and medium-rise residential buildings are abandoned, the front doors padlocked. Families that lived in the neighborhood for years — some since they were born — are gone. Many of them might not return permanently.

Bias Hinders Diversity in Hiring for Environmental Organizations

NEW YORK, NY — Diversity at the leadership level in the environmental sector remains low despite a high proportion of well-educated and qualified people of color in the United States, according to a report released last Thursday. The problem: systemic bias in the hiring process, but also environmental organizations’ unwillingness to mandate diversity when using a search firm.
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