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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
  • 65-year-old man killed by shot to the head in Queens

    JAMAICA, Queens – A 65-year-old man was fatally shot in the head in front of his own home, police said. Don Gonzalez ‘ body was found unconscious and unresponsive Thursday morning, officials said. No arrests have been made. Gonzalez’s death was the 11th homicide in New York City of 2018. Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

  • Man steals Greyhound bus at Port Authority

    MANHATTAN – A man carjacked a Greyhound bus parked outside Port Authority Thursday, officials said. There were no passengers on board when the 54-year-old New Jersey man got onto the bus and drove off, a Port Authority Police spokesperson said. He made it to 10th Avenue and West 31st before he was arrested. Police did not immediately release the man’s name. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

  • Man who stalked, fatally shot ex-girlfriend in NJ gets life in prison

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A man who stalked and fatally shot his ex-girlfriend when she was on her way to work will spend life in prison. Giver Quiroz-Vasquez was sentenced Thursday for the murder charges. The 28-year-old man stalked and killed Alicia Martinez-Izaguirr in June of 2015, prosecutors said. He followed his ex-girlfriend as she left her new boyfriend’s house, then waited for her while she stopped at a  Dunkin Donuts. Quiroz-Vasquez fired at her after she left the shop […]

  • Men in Times Square cop dragging in police custody

    MANHATTAN — Police have two men in custody in connection with a hit-and-run involving an NYPD officer in Times Square. Officer Ian Wallace, 26, was struck and dragged during an attempted traffic stop for reckless driving late Saturday. Video shows him on the hood of the car as the vehicle speeds down the street. He eventually fell off and he and another officer chased the Merecedes-Benz as it continued down West 42nd Street. “He did what he was taught to do,” […]

  • Mom found shopping at Victoria’s Secret with dead baby in bag pleads guilty to manslaughter

    NEW YORK — A young woman who was caught with her dead newborn baby in a bag at a store in Manhattan has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Tiona Rodriguez, then a teen, was suspected of shoplifting when she was stopped by security at a Victoria’s Secret in Herald Square in 2013. She was accused of trying to steal a pair of skinny jeans worth $44.50. Security discovered the baby’s body after noticing a foul odor. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance […]

  • New California declares ‘independence’ in bid to become 51st state

    Some California residents want to secede from the state. The group issued a formal Declaration of Independence on Monday. They hope to create a 51st state called New California. New California‘s founder believe they have a constitutional right to split from California. They believe the state as a whole is “governed by a tyranny.” “After years of over taxation, regulation, and mono party politics the State of California and many of it’s 58 Counties have become ungovernable,” the organizers said in […]

  • ‘No way out’: Queens landlord crams 15 people into 1-family home, prosecutors say

    ELMHURST, Queens — A Queens landlord accused of cramming 15 people into a single family home was previously prosecuted for dangerous illegal conversions. Segundo Chimbay, 53, and his wife, Maria Chimbay, 52, allegedly converted an Elmhurst house into five single room occupancies and collected $750 and $1,400 a month “The defendants are accused of trading the safety of their tenants for cold, hard cash,” District Attorney Richard Brown said.  “In addition to putting a strain on City services, such as parking, transportation, […]

  • ‘I punished her’: Dad allegedly beats 4-year-old Bronx girl with bat

    SOUNDVIEW, the Bronx — A Bronx dad allegedly beat his daughter with an aluminum bat after he’d argued with the girl’s mother, court documents show. After the 4-year-old girl’s mother left to work on Saturday, Noel Morales, 32, allegedly swung at his daughter repeatedly as she played. “I don’t know what happened to me,” Morales said, according to the criminal complaint. “The baby started to play and I punished her.” He was apparently frustrated with the girl’s mother who “is always […]

  • Man fatally shot in the neck in the Bronx

    MORRIS HEIGHTS, the Bronx — A 33-year-old man was fatally shot in the Bronx Tuesday night. Police responded to a 911 call around 7 p.m. and found the man unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the neck in front of a Bronx apartment building on 174th Street. He was rushed to the hospital, but he did not survive. No arrests have been made. Police have not yet released the victim’s name. Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS […]

  • Brown sludge pours out of sink on LIRR train from Penn Station

    NEW YORK — Brown sludge spewed from a Long Island Rail Road bathroom faucet when a rider went to wash her hands. “Today the LIRR hit a new unsanitary low,” LIRR passenger Paola Pachon tweeted along with a video. “Hopefully I don’t start mutating.” She said it was number two on a “list of disgusting things” she’d witnessed on the LIRR. The water was not toilet water, MTA officials said. It is “physically impossible” for the water from the toilets to mix with […]