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Aliza Chasan is a digital producer at PIX11 News. She’s an award-winning journalist with a background in crime and local politics coverage.

Aliza has been published in The New York Daily News, Inside Edition, DNAinfo, Daily Voice, City Limits, Voices of New York, The Bensonhurst Bean, Sheepshead Bites, Park Slope Stoop and The Jewish Link of New Jersey.

She earned a master’s degree in journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2015.

Recent Articles
  • Man tries to force his way into Queens home, shoots resident

    JAMAICA, Queens — A man with a BB or air gun tried to forced his way into a Queens home Sunday and shot the resident after he fought back, police said. Thakur Persaud heard a knock at the door of his 197th Street home Sunday afternoon and sent his teenage son to see who was at the door. “This is a Sunday,” he said. “Everyone in my family was home.” There was a man there with a package. Persaud came to […]

  • Mom, daughter with autism missing from adult home in Brooklyn: sources

    GRAVESEND, Brooklyn — An 84-year-old woman and her autistic daughter who also suffers from breast cancer went missing from an adult home in Brooklyn Saturday, police sources said. Essie Foster and Carolyn Foster, 54, were last seen at Garden of Eden on Stillwell Avenue just after 10 a.m. Saturday, police said. Officials do not know what either woman was wearing when they went missing. Essie Foster is about 5 feet, 2 inches tall. She has brown eyes and black hair. Her daughter […]

  • Man tied up, injured during Queens home invasion, police say

    ROSEDALE, Queens — A man was injured and tied up during a home invasion in Queens Sunday morning. The incident began around 4 a.m. when a 27-year-old man was arriving home in the vicinity of 149th Avenue and Hook Creek Boulevard in Rosedale. About four to six men took him. He was blindfolded, tied up and thrown into a minivan, police said. The men beat and slashed the victim, demanding money. They drove By 5 a.m., the men drove the […]

  • Teens slash Bronx bodega worker; cut off cab driver’s thumb, slash passenger while fleeing: Police

    CONCOURSE, the Bronx — A pair of knife-wielding teens allegedly slashed a Bronx bodega worker and attacked a cab driver and his passenger while fleeing the scene early Sunday, police said. A 43-year-old bodega worker was outside the bodega on Grand Concourse when he was approached by two teens around 2 a.m., police said. One of the teens displayed a knife and allegedly slashed the bodega worker’s left thumb. They attempted to flee in a cab that was driving by and […]

  • Men arrested in fatal shooting of two Brooklyn mothers to appear in court

    DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — The two men arrested for a fatal shooting that left two Brooklyn moms dead are scheduled to appear in court Friday. Anthony Alexander, 18, and Nazir Saunders, 20, allegedly gunned down Chynna Battle, 21, and Shaqwanda Staley, 29, while aiming for someone else at the barbecue. The two men walked in with a group, opening fire as 20 people were at a barbecue in Stuyvesant Gardens on July 12, police said. Battle’s 3-year-old daughter was at the party […]

  • ICE rounds up more than 40 MS-13 members in New York

    NEW YORK —  Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested dozens of alleged MS-13 members in New York as part of a crackdown on the gang, officials said. More than 200 MS-13 members were arrested nationally during “Operation Raging Bull; 38 of those arrested were on Long Island. Another two were arrested in New York City and one person was arrested in Hudson Valley. The arrests were made as part of continued targeting of the gang. “MS-13 has long been a priority for […]

  • Staten Island teacher’s aide hit autistic student because ‘he pinches a lot’: Court docs

    CONCORD, Staten Island — A 61-year-old Staten Island teacher’s aide allegedly hit an autistic student twice Wednesday, court documents show. David Pologruto, 61, a teacher’s aide at P.S./I.S. 48 was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, harassment and attempted assault, prosecutors said. Surveillance video shows him slap the male, non-verbal autistic child’s hand and back. “He pinches a lot,” Pologruto said in explanation, according to court documents. “I love the kid. I take care of him. I hit his hand.” Pologruto started […]

  • Public Advocate calls for NYCHA head to step down after lead paint scandal

    NEW YORK — Public Advocate Letitia James called for a change in leadership at the city’s Housing Authority just days after a report emerged showing the agency failed to inspect for lead in paint at thousands of apartments. The problems started in 2013, a Department of Investigation report shows. The inspections were not done for 55,000 apartments since then. NYCHA Chairwoman Shola Olatoye told PIX11 she believed the agency was doing the work. But James believes Olatoye needs to leave after meeting with […]

  • Revenge porn in NYC criminalized with unanimous vote

    NEW YORK — Revenge porn in the city could soon be punishable by up to a year in prison, a $1,000 fine or both. The City Council voted unanimously to criminalize the nonconsensual disclosure of sexually explicit images or videos. The bill, which will head to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s desk for his signature, was sponsored by Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Queens). “It is extraordinarily damaging to a person,” he said about revenge porn. “It is a real tool that really bad people […]

  • Police search for driver who crashed into chef in Union Square weeks before his wedding

    KIPS BAY, Manhattan — The family and co-workers of the chef mowed down by a hit-and-run driver in Union Square are still looking for answers. Adrian Blanc, a 34-year-old executive chef at Hill and Bay in Kips Bay, was crossing the street at East 14th Street and Fourth Avenue when a driver struck him early Tuesday. Officers responding to a 911 report found Blanc lying on the roadway with trauma to his head and body. He was supposed to be married next […]