Joaquin Cotler is a multimedia journalist from Maplewood, New Jersey. A former intern for WNYC’s Studio 360, he works as a freelance writer and reporter. His work has been published by VICE Noisey, Univision, The Villager, and the NYC News Service. Outside the office, Joaquin works as a booker for local music venues, and performs around the city as a solo pianist, and as bandleader of Joaquin and the Hot Knives. He was a 2017 CUNY Journalism School Health Podcast Fellow with GroundTruth. He enjoys cooking Puerto Rican food, eating biscuits and gravy made by his lovely wife Lindsay, and hanging out with his rescued Puerto Rican dog Lucky.