About Me


Aline Reynolds is a two-time graduate of Columbia University with diverse work experience in urban planning and more than five years of experience in print and digital journalism. She was raised on Long Island, N.Y. and moved to New York City for college, where she resided for more than a decade. She graduated from Barnard College in 2007 with a double major in comparative literature and music. For a year, Aline then worked at W.W. Norton & Co. in the independently-owned publishing company’s international sales division. Missing writing, she then returned to school to pursue a Master of Science degree from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism (class of 2009).

Subsequently, as a New York-based journalist, Aline worked at two local Downtown Manhattan newspapers, the Downtown Express and the Tribeca Trib, for which she chronicled a wide range of topics—from the post-9/11 redevelopment of the World Trade Center, to the rise and fall of Occupy Wall Street, to the highly controversial “Ground Zero mosque.” Her breaking news coverage of the New York Police Department’s sudden raid of Zuccotti Park, which became the home of Occupy Wall Street for two months prior, earned her and her colleagues the Best Spot News Coverage award at the New York Press Association’s 2011 Better Newspaper Contest. She also worked as a freelance writer for several different publications—both national and regional outlets—for which she wrote about softer news topics, including art exhibits, music concerts, and K-12 education. Her work has appeared in a number of news publications, including Discover Magazine, Southampton Press, and Newsday. She has also written for global newswire Agence France-Presse.

In 2014, Aline decided to leave New York and pursue a master’s degree in urban planning—a discipline that fascinated her as an editor and writer while covering the revitalization efforts in Lower Manhattan. Two years later, she graduated from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design with a Master in Urban Planning (M.U.P.) and a dual concentration in transportation/infrastructure planning and environmental planning.

Aline continues to have a dual career interest in writing and urban planning. She could see herself planning—or writing about—the revitalization of urban and regional areas, including on projects aimed at improving public transportation, open space, or infrastructure.

Aline can best be reached by email, at reynolds.aline@gmail.com.

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