Ruth Bashinsky has been a journalist for more than 15 years. She worked for 10 years as a general assignment reporter/staff writer for the New York Daily News. In her role she has covered a variety of beats, including news/breaking news, television, fashion, entertainment, pets, a variety of lifestyle/feature stories and the Russian beat.
While chasing a story to get the "inside scoop," Ruth has done some zany things. She has crashed a number of celebrity weddings. She snuck into countless hospitals and emergency rooms (and in some cases was escorted out). She has dropped by the home of a prominent diplomat's secretary; she convinced a group of Daily News readers to road test a series of videos to improve their sex lives. She once crossed to the other side when she landed an exclusive interview with a woman who allegedly came back from the dead. She visited Babe Ruth's gravesite with a psychic and she once spent the day with a group of female inmates who were all serving 25 years to life in prison! Some of the news and breaking news stories she has covered included 9/11, EgyptAir Flight 990, Irene Silverman: The Missing Millionaires, Doomed Flight 587 and the Clinton/Lewinsky Scandal. Ruth has also contributed a number of special reports for the paper. One of these special sections included an investigation into the thriving egg donor market.
When Ruth is not covering stories for the New York Times, Newsday, and the New York Daily News, she is working on her own personal writing projects. Some of her other work has been featured in DogTV.com , HOUSE, Marie Claire, Self, Parenting, Animal Fair, Bridal Guide, New York Real Estate Journal and the Patch. She has also appeared on television and radio.