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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
  • Security guard accused of stealing $100K in first day alone at new job in NJ

    FAIRFIELD, N.J.  — A security guard allegedly stole $100,000 in cash on his first day alone on the job. Larry Brooks, 19, was arrested and charged with theft by Fairfield Police, officials said. He had been employed at Garda Security for just one day when he allegedly took the cash. Garda noticed the money was missing the day after Brooks allegedly took the $100,000. Officials say the theft was captured on surveillance video. Security officers recovered $85,900 from a vehicle that was […]

  • Pedro Hernandez – honors student stuck behind bars for nearly a year – walks out of Rikers on bail

    CONCOURSE, The Bronx — Pedro Hernandez, an honors student who’s been jailed at Rikers on attempted murder charges since last year, was released on bail Thursday evening. Hernandez was at risk of losing a full-ride scholarship to college if he stayed in Rikers, but he could not afford his bail.  The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, a justice organization headed by Kerry Kennedy, stepped in to help. “I want to thank God first and I want to thank the nation […]

  • Gun-wielding man, woman on crime spree in Brooklyn

    BROOKLYN — Police are on the lookout for the culprits behind a crime spree in Brooklyn that started last week, officials said Wednesday. Two people with a gun stole from a deli on July 17 in the first incident, police said. They also made a 66-year-old man in the deli empty out his pockets and give them his cash. Just one person was behind the second incident the next day, police said. The culprit stole $700 and a cell phone […]

  • Saved! Beloved Sunny’s Bar in Brooklyn dodges final ‘last call’

    RED HOOK, Brooklyn — Raise a glass — Sunny’s Bar in Brooklyn has been saved. The Red Hook institution, which has been serving up a good time since 1890, was in danger of closing earlier this year. Some of the owners wanted to sell the property, but Tone Balzano-Johansen, who took over the reins after her husband Sunny passed, successfully raised the funds to purchase the property. “She will keep the bar open as long as she lives,” said a representative for the […]

  • Bronx man turns himself into police after fatally stabbing person who flipped middle finger at him

    EASTCHESTER, the Bronx — The 47-year old Bronx man who allegedly stabbed a young man to death overnight turned himself in to police Wednesday, police said. Juan Garcia, who’s been arrested three times before on assault charges, turned himself in with a lawyer, officials said. He allegedly stabbed 25-year-old Billy Sierra after Sierra flashed the middle finger at him. Garcia and a group of men were on the side of the road Tuesday night after getting into an unrelated fender bender near the […]

  • ICE arrests 114 undocumented immigrants in New York enforcement action

    NEW YORK – Immigrations officers arrested more than 100 undocumented immigrants during a recent operation, officials said. The 11-day enforcement action, which ended Saturday, focused on New York City and the surrounding counties, with the bulk of the 114 arrests in the boroughs. About 70 percent of the people arrested had criminal histories, including prior convictions for sex crimes, drug offenses, and fraud. “Our nation has a proud history of immigration, but we are also a nation governed by laws specifically […]

  • MTA plans to remove some subway seats to deal with overcrowding

    Get ready to stand or keep standing during part of the commute. The MTA will be testing an idea to remove some seats in some cars that travel along the L line and Grand Central Shuttle in Manhattan. Seats will be removed to increase capacity on overcrowded trains, MTA Chairman Joe Lhota said Tuesday. Cars without seats will be painted differently so commuters know if seats are available or not. “We’re having a record number of customers. We also have ancient […]

  • Three people stabbed in the Bronx

    MOTT-HAVEN, the Bronx — Three people were stabbed in the Bronx on Tuesday afternoon, police said. The victims suffered non-life threatening injuries at East 138th Street and Brook Avenue​ around 3:30 p.m., officials said. They went to Lincoln Hospital for treatment themselves. No arrests have been made. Identifying information was not immediately available on the victims. This is a developing story; check back for updates and get the PIX11 News app to stay informed all day.     

  • Man pushes panhandler onto Brooklyn subway tracks, steals his cup of change: sources

    GREENPOINT, NY — A man shoved a panhandler onto the tracks at the Bedford Avenue L train station and then robbed him early Tuesday, police sources said. The 50-year-old victim was reading a book at the station just after midnight when he was pushed onto the tracks, police sources said. He smashed his head against the tracks and suffered a laceration. The culprit grabbed the man’s cup full of about $45 worth of change and ran off, police sources said. Police […]

  • Man in wheelchair accidentally fires gun on Brooklyn bus

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — A man in a wheelchair dropped his gun as he was getting off an MTA bus in Brooklyn Monday and then quickly wheeled away, police said. He was being helped off the bus near the intersection of  Fulton Street and Howard Avenue when the gun went off, officials said. The gun discharged while the man wheeled his electric wheelchair off the bus shortly after 2 p.m. As passengers panicked, the man picked up the gun and rolled back […]