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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
  • Hundreds rally in Brooklyn to stop ICE, deportations

    DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — It is a controversy that isn’t going away. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have been showing up to courthouses to take undocumented immigrants into custody. Hundreds of public defenders and immigration advocates rallied in Downtown Brooklyn Thursday. They want the New York State Unified Court System to stop ICE activity inside courthouses. Diana Eusevio, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, said she gets nervous when she must go to court. “I’ve had to go to court in the […]

  • Yonkers school aide dies after he’s tasered by police at Best Buy; family says he didn’t deserve it

    GREENBURGH, NY — The heartbroken family of a 21-year-old Yonkers man who died after he was tasered by police at a Best Buy to prepared to say goodbye Monday night. They held a wake at a Yonkers funeral home before Jonathan Maldonado’s Friday morning funeral. Maldonado’s mother spoke to the press for the first time Monday since her son died in Greenburgh Police custody Wednesday night. “My boy was a good boy. He wasn’t perfect, but he was mine,” Nancy Khader-Maldonado said outside […]

  • Orange Friday fights hunger in NYC

    NEW YORK — As New Yorker’s shopped and relaxed on Black Friday, a segment of the population was more concerned about where to find their next hot meal. So the Food Bank For New York City called the day Orange Friday. “Orange is the color of hunger awareness and the day after Thanksgiving is one of the most difficult days for families in need, to find food in our city,” Food Bank’s Camesha Grant said. The Food Bank for New York City opened its West 116th […]

  • Newark house explosion injures five, including children

    NEWARK, N.J. — A house explosion in Newark early Thursday injured five people, including two children. An initial report suggested it was a boiler explosion. The arson unit is investigating. The blast inside the Cedar Avenue home happened just before 8 a.m. Julie Bent and her son were in their upstairs apartment when they heard it. They soon realized flames and smoke were getting closer. They tried to leave, but couldn’t. “That door got stuck,” Bent said. “We couldn’t get it loose. And […]

  • Brooklyn community protests company accused of toxic dumping

    EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A Brooklyn scrap metal company was under fire Wednesday from elected officials who say it is releasing hazardous pollution into the environment. Brooklyn Resource Recovery Inc. handles scrap metal and shreds vehicles at its Preston Court location. It’s alleged the company illegally stored and dumped toxic chemicals and released hazardous pollution into the environment. There was a large fire at the site more than 10 years ago and another last year. We certainly want some enforcement of […]

  • Cyclists react to safety barriers placed along city bike paths following terror attack

    Cyclists reacted to new concrete barriers on the West Side bike path Friday. Dozens of barriers, from the Battery to 59th Street, were installed Thursday in response to Tuesday’s terror attack that killed eight people. New York City installed cement cubes while New York State’s Department of Transportation put in jersey barriers. Those barriers cut into a large swath of the bike path. “I think it’s a disaster. I think it’s a real blight on what is a beautiful commute,” […]

  • Girl injured by mysterious liquid in Queens ‘anti-white’ incident snaps picture of attacker

    RICHMOND HILL, Queens — The NYPD is looking for a man who threw a mystery liquid on a teenager’s face in Richmond Hill, Queens Tuesday. According to police, the 13-year-old got off the Q10 bus at Lefferts Boulevard and 101st Avenue just before 3:30 p.m. when the man approached her. As he allegedly threw the liquid on her, he also said a racial slur. The girl’s father rushed to the bus stop when she called and told him what happened. “She was actually fairly […]

  • Children recant story about man who stalked them in in Brooklyn

    UPDATE: The children recanted their story and the man – who turned himself in to police to tell his side of the story – was released. CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn – Police asked for help in identifying a man suspected of stalking two children, but the children later recanted the story. The children – in their now recanted story – told police it began Friday morning when an 8-year-old girl was walking with a friend to the bus near Eastern Parkway […]

  • Woman arrested for repeatedly slapping 1-year-old at daycare

    MANHASSET, Long Island – A teacher was arrested Thursday for allegedly slapping a 1-year-old girl on multiple occasions at a Long Island daycare. Jeanine Sammis, 36, was caught on camera slapping a 1-year-old toddler on the back of her head on different occasions in late September, according to Nassau County police. Police said a worker at the daycare recorded Sammis after witnessing the alleged abuse. Grace Pok’s daughter attends KinderCare and she found the allegations upsetting. “I feel terrible for […]

  • Moviegoers report being bitten by bed bugs at popular Times Square movie theater

    TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan — There’s a new report of bedbugs at a popular movie theater in the heart of Manhattan. Moviegoer, Jessica Vidal, posted pictures of bedbugs on Facebook on October 4. She said they were taken at the AMC 25 Empire movie theater on West 42nd street. She said her husband was bitten while they watched a movie. According to AMC, “We are aware that guests have reported this issue recently, but have found no evidence at the theatre […]