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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
  • Smokers could soon pay a lot more for cigarettes in New York City

    NEW YORK — Smokers could soon pay more for cigarettes in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a proposal Wednesday to raise the base price from $10.50 to $13 a pack. That would make New York City have the highest priced cigarettes in the country. There would also be a tax on other tobacco products. “I am trying to quit, so increasing the price would help,” smoker Nichole Munisami said. According to Mayor Bill de Blasio, raising the […]

  • Taco pizza is the latest craze at this Hoboken pizza joint

    HOBOKEN, N.J. — Taco Tuesday is taking off. Except it’s at a pizza joint. Tony Boloney’s, a pizza and sub shop in Hoboken, is serving up massive pies filled with tacos. And the customers love it. “I like it because it has two of the best things; tacos and pizza combined,” Rebecca Appuliese told PIX11 Tuesday night. But Appuliese was not the original customer base. “A bunch of kids came in and they were stoned as hell and were like ‘yo […]

  • Dangerous Brooklyn intersection redesigned for safety as part of Vision Zero plan

    BUSHWICK, Brooklyn – A dangerous five-point intersection in Brooklyn has seen hundreds of accidents over the past five years. But according to the Department of Transportation, changes are making the Bushwick intersection safer. It’s part of the city’s Vision Zero initiative. The intersection is where Jamaica Avenue meets Pennsylvania Avenue, Bushwick Avenue and the Jackie Robinson Parkway. According to the DOT, there are new crosswalks with pedestrian signals near the parkway, a new pedestrian island and an adjusted and streamlined traffic pattern. Brighter lights have […]

  • VIDEO: Man rescues fellow New Yorker from subway tracks seconds before L train barrels through

    NEW YORK — A young man is alive because a fellow New Yorker jumped onto the subway tracks to save him. Jonathan Kulig, 29, was on his way to work Saturday night and had just gotten off the L train at 3rd Avenue when he noticed something out of the corner of his eye. A person had fallen onto the subway tracks. “I realized it was a person and I hear the announcement come on, that the train is going […]

  • Hit-and-run driver who critically injured teen in SI was apparently fleeing police at the time: source

    PORT RICHMOND, Staten Island — The driver who struck a teen, leaving him critically injured and suffering two broken legs, was apparently fleeing police when the hit-and-run occurred, sources said Friday. The 13-year-old was crossing the street with his younger brother when he was struck, police said. The incident occurred at Henderson Avenue and Broadway around 5:47 a.m. Police were pulling over the driver for having a missing front license plate when he sped up and struck the teen, sources say. […]

  • Chicken nuggets served at NYC schools part of nationwide recall

    NEW YORK — Chicken nuggets have been pulled from the New York City Department of Education’s menus after metal turned up inside the food. Those nuggets are now facing a nationwide recall. Bags of chicken nuggets, fries and fillets branded with the names Smart Foods 4 Schools, Chickentopia, Tender Bird, Spring Rivers Farm, Great Value and Farmington are part of the recall, according to the USDA. Metal likely made its way into the chicken from the conveyor belt at a processing […]

  • ‘Fearless Girl’ statue continues to stare down ‘Wall Street Bull’ until 2018

    LOWER MANHATTAN — The “Fearless Girl” statue will continue to stare down the “Wall Street Bull” for at least a year. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the bronze statue would remain in lower Manhattan until International Women’s Day in 2018. “I’ve been profoundly struck by what this statue means, in particular, to women and girls in this city,” Mayor de Blasio said. Crowds have surrounded the “Fearless Girl” for weeks since she made her debut. Many women and girls have […]

  • New Yorkers flake out on record-breaking attempt for largest snowball fight

    NEW YORK — Dozens of people showed up at an event that was supposed to break the world record for the biggest snowball fight. Needless to say, the record stands unchallenged, but the failure to shatter it didn’t deter Sarah Garratt and her friends from having a rowdy snowball fight in Central Park while raising money for a good cause. Earlier this week, as the snowstorm loomed, Garratt planned what she called the “Snowball Fight to End Homelessness.” “We gotta […]

  • Alleged thief punches Domino’s delivery man in face, steals pizza bag in the Bronx

    SOUNDVIEW, The Bronx — Police are searching for a man accused of punching a delivery man and stealing his bag of pizzas in the Bronx on Wednesday. The incident happened in front of the Domino’s pizza store at 1468 Westchester Ave. in the Soundview section about 3:40 p.m., police said. The man was in the store and got into a fight with employees and left, police said. He returned minutes later and punched the delivery man, 41, in the face, knocking him […]

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda gives shout out to Yonkers shop for his Oscars tuxedo

    YONKERS — There was no shortage of fancy designer fashion at the Oscars Sunday — but, one of New York’s biggest stars bucked the trend and instead chose a small shop in Yonkers, New York. Lin-Manuel Miranda, known for his monster hit, Hamilton, was nominated for an Academy Award for a song in Moana. And when he was asked on the red carpet, who he was wearing, he replied, “Well, I got this suit at San Marko Formalwear in Yonkers, New […]