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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
  • Protests grow over family separations at border

    ELIZABETH, N.J. — Protests are growing by the day as children are being separated from their parents if they cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally and are caught, and families in the tri-state are are being separated if officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) pick them up in a sweep. The Trump administration said it’s a deterrent and will stop illegal immigration, but opponents say it violates human rights. The Reformed Church of Highland Falls has been coming out every three weeks, […]

  • NJ teen in coma after being struck by hit-and-run driver

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — A New Jersey teen is fighting for his life after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver earlier this week. Cristian Valdez, 15, of Englewood, remained in the hospital Friday in a medically induced coma. Valez was found late Monday night, but it’s not known for how long he was lying in the road before he was discovered near Knickerbocker Road and Bilmar Place. His skateboard was by his side, authorities said. Police are still searching the […]

  • Parkland students remember those lost in recent mass shootings at LI event

    There was a moving tribute to the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting and Pulse Nightclub massacre Sunday at a Long Island event. The victims were honored at the annual Long Island Pride On The Beach event. Thousands participated in a march in Long Beach. Parkland students and local March For Our Lives leaders were also involved. Local surfers then paddled into the ocean, each with the names of victims from the Florida shootings. The surfers formed a circle, as people threw flowers into […]

  • Man fatally shot, another slashed in Brooklyn

    FLATBUSH-DITMAS PARK, Brooklyn — One man was fatally shot and another was slashed in Brooklyn Thursday night. It happened around 11:30 p.m. as police responded to shots fired at an apartment along Ocean and Church Avenues in Flatbush-Ditmas Park. When they arrived, authorities found a 24-year-old man shot in back and leg and a 23-year-old slashed in the right arm, police said. Both victims were taken to the hospital where the 24-year-old was pronounced dead. The shooting and stabbing occurred in […]

  • Immigration rally in Manhattan protests policy separating children from parents at the border

    MANHATTAN — Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered in Lower Manhattan Friday night to rally against the Trump administration’s new policy of separating children from their parents when the family crosses the border illegally. According to Ana Maria Archila from the Center for Popular Democracy, “In the first two weeks of this policy, 700 children were taken away from families.” The large group started in Foley Square for a rally and then walked around the Department of Homeland Security’s building multiple […]

  • Man shot dead, 2nd injured blocks away in Queens on Memorial Day: Police

    QUEENS — A deadly shooting, followed by a wild crash and the dumping of a pink gun, created chaotic scenes in South Ozone Park on Monday. Police said three people in total were shot, one fatally. Cops were called late Monday morning to 104th Street between Liberty Avenue and Rockaway Boulevard, where a 27-year-old man was shot in the neck. He was taken to the hospital, where he died. “I was in the house. And I heard ‘pow, pow, pow.’ […]

  • President Trump discusses MS-13 gang violence on Long Island

    BETHPAGE, N.Y. — President Donald Trump is holding a round table discussion Wednesday afternoon on Long Island to discuss immigration and his plans to put an end to MS-13 gang violence. Watch Trump’s roundtable below or click here:  The MS-13 gang has brought fear to the streets on Long Island. It has been a bloody few years with the El Salvador-based gang known for its brutal murders, often targeting young people. President Trump is meeting with Long Islanders at the […]

  • Mayor de Blasio wants police to stop arresting pot smokers

    NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio wants the New York Police Department to stop arresting people for smoking pot in public and instead hand out summonses. In a statement released Sunday, the Democratic mayor said the city must plan for the eventual reality of marijuana legalization and the “public safety, health and financial consequences involved.” De Blasio said he still has his concerns, but that he must now focus on crafting the regulatory framework before legalization. The mayor’s remarks […]

  • Nassau considers plastic bag fee

    Paper or Plastic? It’s a common question at stores, but a new proposal in Nassau County would have checkout workers asking if you brought your own bag. Nassau County Legislator Debra Mule has proposed legislation that would require many stores to charge 5 cents per disposable bag. “The truth is that change is often challenging and this will require an adjustment in thinking,” Mule said at a Monday press conference. Some shoppers think it’s a great idea. Kaite Emmert left a […]

  • M train service fully restored

    Service on the M train was fully restored Monday morning after an 8-month construction project was successfully completed over the weekend. The project demolished and rebuilt the Myrtle Viaduct, which is over 100-years-old. The elevated structure had been deteriorating after more than a century of constant use and exposure to the elements. “A full suspension of M subway subway service over the Myrtle Viaduct was the only option due to the nature of the work, construction site constraints, and other challenges,” […]