Meet Our Officers
President Grant Glickson
Grant Glickson, a longtime Guild leader from a family steeped in labor union values, was elected president of The NewsGuild of New York in November 2016 and took office on Jan. 2, 2017.
For the previous seven years, Grant chaired the Guild unit at The New York Times, where the local represents more than 1,100 employees. He has held a variety of jobs at the paper since joining the staff in 1987, most recently paginating the real estate and Sunday business sections.
He became a Guild shop steward in The Times’ sports department in 1993, beginning his transition from active member to union leadership. He twice served three-year terms as grievance chair. In 2000, he took a year’s leave of absence from The Times to work for the Guild as a local representative. He returned to the paper and continued his activism, including a second term handling grievances, before being elected unit chair in late 2009.
He has served on the local’s Executive Committee for 12 years, the last six as second vice president. He has also served on the administrative and finance committees.
Grant grew up in a Long Island household that understood the value of unions and cared deeply about workers’ rights. His father, Larry Glickson, is a consultant for Social Service Employees Union Local 371, and his sister works for District Council 37, which represents New York City public employees.
The father of two sons, Grant is also a former volunteer firefighter in Manalapan, N.J., and umpires youth baseball games in his spare time.
Secretary-Treasurer Vincent Mallozzi
Vincent M. Mallozzi, elected as Secretary-Treasurer in November 2016, has been a member of the Unit Council at The New York Times for more than a decade. Starting as a Times copy boy in 1986 he worked his way up to clerk, news assistant and full-time reporter. Currently he is assigned to the Society News desk. He is one of a handful of Times reporters to take, and pass, the paper's tryout exam for copy editors.
Vincent is the author of four books on basketball, numerous magazine articles and nearly 2,000 articles for The Times, largely in the Metro, Sports and Regional sections. He also covered news and sports as a columnist, writing a biweekly column about New Jersey and a weekly “Cheering Section” feature for passionate sports fans.
A native New Yorker born and raised in East Harlem, Vincent now lives with his family in New Jersey, where he coaches his three sons in baseball, soccer and basketball.
Local Chairperson Lan Lecour
Lan Lecour, elected as Local Chairperson in November 2016, has been an administrative assistant at Standard & Poor's for 18 years. A longtime Guild activist, she has served on her unit's grievance committee, Unit Council and bargaining team. She also served two terms on the local's Executive Committee, which she now chairs. Lan participates in a number of S&P clubs, including Toastmasters and employee groups that promote diversity, inclusion and professional development. She also runs S&P's reading mentoring program called "Power Lunch" and volunteers with God's Love We Deliver, providing nutritious meals for people too ill to shop and cook for themselves.
1st Vice President Jeff Blyskal
Jeff Blyskal, elected as the Guild’s 1st Vice President in November 2016, is an investigative reporter for Consumer Reports. Jeff has twice won National Magazine Awards, the magazine industry’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. As a Guild activist, he has stood up for the best interests of the rank and file since the 1990s, when he helped lead a grassroots fight to bring a low-cost 401(k) plan provider to the CR unit. In the 2000s, he filed and won a National Labor Relations Board complaint to help ensure fair union elections.
2nd Vice President Tony Barone
Brooklyn native Tony Barone, elected as 2nd Vice President in November 2016, has worked at Thomson Reuters for 26 years in roles that include video engineer, cameraman, satellite coordinator and MCR (master control room) operator. A longtime Guild activist, Tony serves as Unit Secretary, a member of the collective bargaining team and a shop steward. He is also a multimedia artist, designer, instrumentalist and writer. In addition to Reuters, he has worked as a technical manager at Fox News and Al Jazeera. His collective experience has given him a broad understanding of media technology and the challenges we face as our industry rapidly evolves. Tony has four children and lives in New Jersey.
3rd Vice President Richard Pérez-Peña
Richard Pérez-Peña, elected as the Guild’s 3rd Vice President in November 2016, is a staff writer on the National news desk of The New York Times, where he was hired as a reporter in 1992. His beats have included higher education, media, health care, government, political campaigns, courts, and transportation. He is also a vice chairperson of the newspaper’s Guild unit. Richard was born in Cuba and grew up in California, where his parents were public school teachers and active union members. He and his wife, a nurse, have two sons.