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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
  • Queens man files lawsuit claiming mistake by hospital cost him his hand

    QUEENS — A Queens man entered Elmhurst Hospital with pneumonia and left with gangrene in his arm. Months later his right hand had to be amputated. “I don’t know how to do everything with my left hand. I was right handed. I cannot use my hand no more,” Jose Polanco said Thursday. Polanco’s lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, filed a notice of claim with the city Wednesday. They plan to sue for $100 million. Elmhurst Hospital is run by NYC Health and […]

  • Sleeping boy, 7, taken to bus depot when driver doesn’t realize he’s on the bus: ‘It’s like being in an oven’

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — A Brooklyn family was furious Monday when a 7-year-old fell asleep on his bus ride to school and was then driven to the bus depot after the driver didn’t check for sleeping students. First grader Zedeki Laster boarded his bus at 7 a.m. By the time he reached the Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School, he was sleeping. All the kids got off the bus, except him. The driver returned to the Logan Bus Company depot in […]

  • Man in romper romps through city streets for Youtube videos

    NEW YORK — New Yorker Q Park is using the male romper trend to get some laughs and make some cash. “The romper is really getting a lot of love right now,” Park said. He started making online videos a few years ago, but his recent YouTube videos where he wears a romper around Manhattan have gotten hundreds of thousands of views. Earlier this spring, ACED design launched a Kickstarter campaign for the RompHim. The male romper sold out its first run. […]

  • Delta withdraws support from NYC’s Public Theater after Trump-like Caesar assassinated on stage

    NEW YORK — Delta air has withdrawn its sponsorship from New York’s public theater following a controversial decision by the production company to model their Julius Caeser – a character who’s assassinated – after President Donald Trump. He looks like Donald Trump, with his fluffy hair, dark suit and tie hanging below the belt. He moves like Trump. He even has a wife with a Slavic accent. And at the start of the third act, the actor playing Julius Caesar in […]

  • 2 teenagers shot, 1 fatally in Brooklyn overnight: NYPD

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn –– Police say one teen is dead and another was hospitalized after they were both shot in Brooklyn overnight. The NYPD responded to report of an assault at Broadway and Jefferson Avenue minutes before 2 a.m. Friday when they found a 17-year-old with a gunshot wound to the torso and leg and 14-year-old with gunshot wound to the left thigh, police said. Both teens were taken to a local hospital where the 17-year-old died and the other boy […]

  • Ballet dancer leaps onto subway tracks, rescues unconscious man who was pushed onto tracks

    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — A professional dancer leapt onto subway tracks Saturday night to save an unconscious man. Gray Davis, 31, who dances with the American Ballet Theater, had just left the Metropolitan Opera House with his mother and wife, also a dancer. As they waited for a downtown train at 72nd Street and Broadway, they saw a man and woman fighting across the tracks. Davis said he ran above ground to get help. But no one was there. So he […]

  • Iconic New York treat ‘Fudgie the Whale’ turns 40

    Fudgie the Whale turns 40! The iconic New York treat celebrates its birthday June 1st. “He is a big part of our history,” Carvel’s Anthony Simeone said. “The cake was actually designed for Father’s Day back in 1977. Tom Carvel wanted to have a cake that he could use to help celebrate Father’s Day.” And that’s when the the slogan, “For a Whale of Dad” was born. The ice cream cake was first developed in Yonkers. “We sell about 50,000 […]

  • Via road and rail, NYers head out of town for holiday weekend

    NEW YORK — Thousands of people in the tri-state hit the roads and rails Friday before Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the summer. Penn Station was packed with commuter hopping on Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit and Amtrak trains Friday afternoon and evening. Many were heading to Long Island beaches or the Jersey Shore. Both the LIRR and NJ Transit added trains for the rush. Penn Station has dealt with delays and cancellations recently due to aging infrastructure. […]

  • Woman allegedly attacks man, 87, inside Brooklyn pizzeria because he was smoking

    BROOKLYN — Police are looking for a woman who attacked an 87-year-old man inside a Brooklyn pizzeria. The incident happened Thursday early afternoon at Pipitone’s Pizza and Pasta on Dekalb Avenue. According to Pipitone’s owner, Przem Fic, the woman was upset because the 87-year-old man was smoking inside. He had entered the restaurant to buy a drink. Fic said the man went over to the woman, who was sitting with her young son, to apologize but she became enraged. “And when […]

  • Will gender-neutral acting prizes become a trend?

    LOS ANGELES — The MTV Movie and TV Awards is now recognizing talent without using gender as a guide. Emma Watson won “Best Actor in a Movie” Sunday night for her role in “Beauty and the Beast.” “MTV’S move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone but to me it indicates that acting is about the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and that doesn’t need to be separated into two different […]