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Dylan Skriloff '03

Alumni Success Story

Dylan Skriloff '03

Dylan Skriloff

Skriloff’s Journalism Career Bloomed at RCC

Dylan Skriloff ’03 was unsure of his life’s direction when he enrolled at RCC in 2001, but a decision to join the school’s student newspaper, Outlook, helped steer him toward a blossoming career in journalism. Skriloff assumed control in 2014 as owner and publisher of the Rockland County Times weekly newspaper, for which he has been editor-in-chief since 2009.

After Skriloff graduated from RCC with an AA in Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Science, he continued to take courses at the College and write for Outlook. A brief but ultra-busy stint as editor resulted in a flurry of articles and an upgrade in his reporting and writing capabilities.

“I was always a good writer, but during that time my skills went from student level to professional level because I had to write so many articles in such a short time,” said Skriloff, who credited Professor Ian Newhem, Outlook’s advisor. “RCC was a godsend for me.” He was also profoundly impacted by Professors Dan Masterson, David Beisel and Joseph Pirone.

Skriloff attended SUNY Albany and Hudson Valley CC for abbreviated tenures before enrolling at RCC. He held free-lance writing positions at The Journal News, RCC Campus Communications and the Rockland Business Association and a full-time position with Hudson Valley Business Journal before joining the Rockland County Times as a free-lancer in 2006.

Skriloff, who is 35 and lives in Stony Point, ran unsuccessfully in 2013 for Stony Point town supervisor on the Conservative and Republican lines.

The Rockland County Times has increased its combined print/online readership from about 5,000 to 30,000 since Skriloff assumed the editorial reins in 2009, he said.

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