The NY Times
Tanzina Vega is a staff reporter for The New York Times covering digital media, advertising and online privacy.
Ms Vega has written front page stories for The Times that have examined issues like the use of microtargeting in political campaigns, the privacy implications on HTLM5 and the Federal Trade Commission’s call for increased digital privacy protections for consumers. She has appeared in multiple podcasts and videos for The New York Times and is skilled multimedia producer.
Ms. Vega joined The Times in 2006 as a stringer and news clerk for the Metro section where she covered crime and breaking news in New York City. In 2008, Ms. Vega became a staff Web producer, working on multiple sections including Business, Sports and Opinion.
Ms. Vega was part of an Emmy-award winning team of journalists who worked on a year-long multimedia project, One in 8 Million. Her print and multimedia work has also been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association and featured in places including the New York Public Library. Her multimedia work for the personal finance section of The Times was nominated for a Gerald Loeb award.
Before coming to The Times, Ms. Vega worked as a research editor for the technology trade magazine publisher, CMP Media, where she managed large-scale editorial projects and launched the company’s first podcast.
A native of New York City, Ms. Vega has also lived and worked in Spain and South Korea where she taught English as a second language and provided language services and consulting for small businesses.