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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
  • Woman, 99, forced from her Bronx home after arsonist sets fire nearby

    THE BRONX — A 99-year-old woman was forced from her bed just after midnight Friday after an arsonist lit her bushes on fire on Blackrock Avenue in the Bronx. “I want to live and die in peace and you can’t do it with people invading your privacy, burning down your flowers outside,” Georgia Yelverton said Friday afternoon from her living room. Yelverton has lived on Blackrock Avenue in Castle Hill since the early 1980s and said she had been left […]

  • Huge Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots up for grabs

    NEW YORK — There are two chances to win major lottery jackpots this weekend: the Mega Millions drawing Friday night and Powerball on Saturday. As of Friday morning, Mega Millions was inching closer to $400 million, while Powerball was more than $350 million. Imagine winning both of those? How lucky would you have to be to win both? Try 1 in 75.6 quadrillion. Or, in more colorful terms, the odds of winning both are 6,000 times worse than being killed […]

  • New Yorker hosts late night talk show on subway

    NEW YORK — Looking for a local late night talk show? Then look no further than “Derailed.” It’s an ambush-style interview show on the subway and the guests are New Yorkers! “Real people can be just as interesting as celebrities,” host Dean Dimitruk said. Dimitruk takes his foam core desk, a crew of less than a dozen producers and photographers and hops on the L train once a month on a Saturday night. The noise, the people and the surroundings help […]

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo kicks off phase 2 of LaGuardia Airport construction

    With a ceremonial shovel and pile of dirt, Governor Andrew Cuomo kicked off phase 2 of the new LaGuardia Airport Tuesday. “No doubt but that it’s going to help grow the economy in the future but it’s also helping the economy today,” Governor Cuomo said. Over the past year, there has been work on the western part of the airport project. This marks the beginning of the eastern wing. When the new LaGuardia Airport is finished, it will be one […]

  • NYC’s long war on storefront porn reaches new tipping point

    NEW YORK — A dwindling number of peep shows, strip clubs and adult DVD stores have survived New York City’s two-decade legal war on smut and now, some of the survivors are worried a recent court decision could put them under for good. In June, New York’s Court of Appeals reinstated rules dating to 2001 barring any establishment with “live performances characterized by an emphasis on certain specified anatomical areas or specified sexual activities” as well as sexually explicit videos […]

  • Could the remains of slaves be buried under an empty lot in Brooklyn?

    GOWANUS, Brooklyn — An empty lot in Brooklyn is already a site that’s been under scrutiny because of the possibility that Revolutionary War soldiers were buried there. Now, a historian is calling for more excavation to get to the bottom of the mystery. According to Brooklyn historian Robert Furman, there was an excavation earlier this summer. But he doesn’t know if any human remains were found. “If you go down deep enough, will you find the natural soil? Will you find any remains […]

  • Local authorities demand Immigration and Customs Enforcement stay away from New York City courts

    BROOKLYN — State and local authorities demanded that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stay away from New York City courts. ICE has arrested more undocumented immigrants at New York courts in the first half of 2017 than the organization did in 2015 and 2016 combined, New York State’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday. “Courthouses should be treated like churches, hospitals or schools. Identified as sensitive locations where ICE enforcement is to be generally avoided,” Schneiderman said. Schneiderman and Acting Brooklyn District Attorney […]

  • 2 women killed in crossfire of Brooklyn shootout

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — Two women were caught in the crossfire and killed Wednesday evening after a shootout in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The shootout happened about 9:30 p.m. at a party at 740 Gates Ave., at the low-rise Stuyvesant Gardens public-housing complex. The victims were found unconscious and unresponsive when police officers arrived. The women who were caught in the exchange were a 21-year-old shot in the head and a 29-year-old shot in the back. They were pronounced dead at Woodhull and Kings […]

  • Large Jesus Christ painting found hanging from LI mosque deemed as a bias incident

    NORTH NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. –– Police are investigating the appearance of a large portrait of Jesus Christ found outside a Long Island mosque as a bias incident, cops said Sunday. Detectives said an employee from the Hillside Islamic Center in North New Hyde Park discovered the painting of Jesus on a cross around 5:40 p.m. Friday.  The picture was found hanging from the property fence, police said. PIX11 met members of the Islamic Center who said the person or […]

  • Manhattan gas stations are disappearing, even as thousands drive through city streets

    MANHATTAN — As thousands upon thousands of drivers crawl through Manhattan streets every day, they need to watch the fuel gauge closely. The borough’s gas stations continue to disappear, leaving only a handful below 96th Street. New residential and commercial developments are replacing the gas stations. “You put a building here and then God knows how much you are going to make a month,” Mobil manager Julian Piper said. The gas station he works at on West 145th street was recently sold. “I think […]