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Allison Kaden joined PIX 11 News in 2004. Previously she was an anchor and reporter at News 12 Networks, starting at News 12 The Bronx in 2000.

As a young reporter Kaden covered September 11th, 2001 and the dark days that followed the terrorist attack. Only weeks before September 11th, she was in Israel following a group of New Yorkers when a terrorist attack in Jerusalem injured several people she was covering. She was the only local New York reporter in Israel covering the attack.

As part of PIX 11 News, Kaden has covered a variety of stories including the 2005 tour boat accident on Lake George; the deadly 2011 Christmas Day fire in Stamford, Connecticut and she was one of the first on the scene for the tragic July 4th, 2012 boating accident on the Long Island Sound. Kaden covered Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath from New Jersey, Long Island, Staten Island and Queens.

Kaden has been nominated for several New York Emmy awards and won in 2007 as part of PIX 11′s team coverage of the 2006 explosion of an Upper East Side townhouse. She received special mention in 2005 from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association for her coverage of a helicopter crashing into the East River after taking off from the 34th street heliport.

In addition to the hard and harrowing news of the day, Kaden loves to cover the lighter side of life. She’s donned a wedding dress for the annual running of the brides, given viewers a backstage look at Broadway and hit the red carpet for television and film premieres.

Kaden has a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Tulane University. She earned a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She also studied photography at American University of Paris.

Recent Articles
  • Special UV light could kill airborne flu virus, study finds

    NEW YORK — Imagine a light that could kill the flu. It’s close to a reality. A study out of Columbia University shows a certain type of ultraviolet light could decrease the airborne transmission of the contagious, at times deadly, virus. “Next flu season, perhaps a little optimistic, the flu season after that, I think perhaps would be a more realistic target,” Columbia University’s Dr. David Brenner said. His team of researchers have figured out that far ultraviolet C light […]

  • Dreamers, undocumented immigrants walk from NY to DC to raise awareness for immigration reform

    ​It’s a 250 mile walk. It will likely take 15 days. And they are doing it in the middle of winter. Almost a dozen undocumented immigrants and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients are currently walking from New York City to Washington D.C. They left Thursday afternoon, with only backpacks and sneakers. “I am nervous for my feet,” Brooklyn resident Hector Martinez said. He was brought to the United States from Colombia when he was 10 years old. “My community […]

  • Girl’s death may be 4th flu-related pediatric death in NYC

    BROOKLYN — A 5-year-old girl from Brooklyn with flu-like symptoms died Saturday night, according to police sources. Three children have already suffered flu-related deaths in New York City this season. Elisa Murray had flu-like symptoms and difficulty breathing. An ambulance was called to the Bayview Houses at 8 p.m. Saturday. The unconscious child was taken to the hospital, where she died. New York City health officials are now investigating this death as a flu-related death. The Centers for Disease Control said […]

  • L train shutdown: Residents worry not enough is being done to help them

    NEW YORK — It’s a little over a year away but the impending L train shutdown already has subway riders and surrounding communities worried. “It’s going to cause a lot of havoc for all New Yorkers unless the City musters an appropriate response,” Paul Steely White of Transportation Alternatives said Wednesday. The advocacy group spoke outside a community meeting at the 14th Street Y. It was the MTA’s second meeting to explain the L train shutdown and hear from New […]

  • ‘They knew it wasn’t me’: Bronx man jailed for 20 years released for wrongful conviction

    THE BRONX — A Bronx man was released from prison Monday after spending decades behind bars from a crime he didn’t commit. Larry McKee, 47, was imprisoned in 1997 on murder charges and sentenced to 24 years to life. He was convicted by a jury of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Theodore Vance. Vance’s dying words were that a Hispanic man shot him, according to attorney Risa Gerson. Various witnesses also noted the gunman was Hispanic. McKee is black. […]

  • Water main break floods streets, snarls traffic in Manhattan

    WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — Several customers are without water following a water main break late Wednesday. The water main break occurred just after 10 p.m. along Broadway and West 158th Street in Washington Heights, which caused flooding and disrupted traffic. Nearby subway service was not affected by the water main break, officials said. Electricity and gas were not affected by the water, Con Edison said. As crews worked to fix the damage and restore water, several blocks on the northbound […]

  • New Yorkers travel to D.C. to rally for a clean DREAM Act

    JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens — No longer wanting to just wait and see, New Yorkers — some undocumented — left for Washington D.C. Thursday morning. Their plan was to rally and lobby lawmakers. They want a clean Dream Act. The organization, Make the Road New York, organized dozens of people from Queens, Staten Island and Long Island for the D.C. trip. Some involved​ are the Dreamers, the young men and women who came to the United States as children, and they want to be […]

  • Sen. Schumer calls on DOT to step in after Kennedy Airport chaos

    New York’s senior senator wants the U.S Department of Transportation to create a new protocol for foreign airlines flying to the United States. After the massive winter storm on January 4 and planes were grounded at New York’s airports, chaos broke out at some of JFK’s terminals when the storm cleared. “Countless fliers were involved in travel hell when flights were cancelled, terminals flooded, luggage lost, not returned, no one knew where it was,” Schumer said. One of the problems, […]

  • Man, teen killed in fatal Bronx apartment fire

    THROGS NECK, the Bronx — A man and a teenager were killed after a fire broke out at a Bronx building Sunday afternoon, FDNY said. Neighbors say the victims were a father and his daughter. Around 12:12 p.m., fire officials received a call about a fire that started on the fourth floor of the seven-story building in the Throggs Neck Houses along Dewey Ave. Cyrano Butler said he saw smoke coming from the building and called 911. He and a […]

  • Will New York legalize marijuana?

    Could New York State legalize marijuana? In the past, pot legislation hit a dead end in the state but now lawmakers are starting to talk about it. “It’s almost criminal what we’ve done as a country,” Assemblywoman Crystal People-Stokes said at a committee hearing in Lower Manhattan. She said current drug laws disproportionately target people of color. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last week he was rolling back Obama-era policy that gave states freedom to legalize cannabis. Pot remains illegal […]