Nicholas Petruncio

Red Bank, NJ USA

Professional Experience

The most rewarding experience so far in my journalism career has been an article I wrote on a 19-year-old young man dying of kidney disease. A reader was so moved by my article that she decided to donate a kidney of her own to him. It is this kind of reporting that I love to do. In addition to that story during my 16 years in journalism, I have also written health features, including a story about an alarming rise in the number of new HIV infections among gay and bisexual males between 13 and 24 years old. I can write about any topic, but social-issues-related stories are my favorite to tell. I also used to live in Madrid, Spain, and I am well-versed in that culture. Currently, I freelance for an up-start medical company based in the New York City metropolitan area.


Copy Editor
8 Years
8 Years
16 Years


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2 Years
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Newspaper - Local/Regional
16 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
2 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

16 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Week (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Health IQ (1-2)

Other Work History

Gannett Co. Inc. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Corporate Communications Dept.

Technical Skills


Foreign Language Skills

Spanish (Proficient)

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Quark


Mental Health Association, Media Sensitivity Award