About me

As Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel of the New York Daily News, and Managing Director of the Daily News Innovation Lab, I pride myself on my ability to see solutions others don’t. Whether in the context of negotiating contracts to improve the value of transactions in unexpected ways, or mobilizing the Daily News to take a more active role in the startup community, I’m not satisfied with the status quo. I am constantly taking steps to effect change and uncover value and new opportunities. 

“We invited Cyna to share what it’s like being an entrepreneur at NY Daily News. She shared her successes and challenges in an open, authentic and inviting way, taking the audience with her on this special journey. No unnecessary bells and whistles, but an honest and real story. It was great having her on stage!”

Hans Balmaekers

Intrapreneurship Conference

More formal bio

Cyna Alderman is a senior executive team member valued for conceptualizing and implementing corporate development initiatives and legal partnership opportunities, creating innovative solutions for success.

Cyna has been the Company’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel since 2007, appointed after working for the Daily News and its affiliated companies in positions of increasing responsibility since 2001. Cyna also serves as the Managing Director of the Daily News Innovation Lab, an initiative she launched in 2013, with a mission to transform media together. The Innovation Lab offers early-stage startups opportunities to collaborate with the Daily News on projects that address media industry needs. The Innovation Lab also hosts Conversations, a bi-monthly event series that brings together members of the tech and business communities to discuss the changing media landscape.


Prior to joining the Daily News, Cyna was a corporate associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett specializing in mergers & acquisitions and securities. Cyna is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and New York University Law School.

Other Details

I enjoy speaking and sharing my experiences working on the Innovation Lab and with startups.

Here are  some of my upcoming speaking engagements.

If you know of a speaking opportunity I should be aware of, or if you like to ask me something or share with me, please contact me cyna@cynaalderman.com

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Press & Interviews

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