Meet Tina Traster
rcbj (Rockland County Business Journal)
Tina Traster is a socially-conscious, award-winning journalist, author, and filmmaker. She is the Editor and Publisher of Rockland County Business Journal, which she founded nearly five years ago. Traster is also an 18-year resident of Rockland County.
Traster launched RCBJ single-handedly, filling the void on the loss of local media. The hyper-local news site has grown exponentially and has become a prime source of news in Rockland County.
Traster has worked in the newspaper and magazine industry since the early 1990s. She spent ten years as a reporter for The Bergen Record. For more than a decade, Traster wrote for Crains New York Business and The New York Post, including the regular column “Burb Appeal,” which chronicled the life of a transplanted city denizen to the suburbs.
Over the past 18 years, Traster has used her voice in local media to educate and advocate on a variety of issues.
Traster is also the author of the award-winning memoir Rescuing Julia Twice: A Mother’s Tale of Russian Adoption and Overcoming Reactive Attachment Disorder.
Traster’s work has appeared in scores of newspapers, magazines and literary journals including The New York Times, The New York Post, Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, The Journal News, Nyack News & Views, Redbook, Family Circle, Parade, Time Out New York, Audubon, Ski Magazine, and many others.
Applying journalism to a visual medium, Traster is the director and producer of the award-winning documentaries Catnip Nation (www.catnipnation.com) and This House Matters.