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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
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    MINEOLA, L.I. – Cops on Long Island are on alert Friday after receiving credible gang threats to murder police. The threat comes hours after a top MS-13 gang leader was extradited to New York and arraigned. Nassau County’s Police Benevolent Associations is offering a reward to anyone who has information that can take down the MS-13 gang members who threatened police. The Nassau County police commissioner is beefing up its police response after an informant tipped them off that the MS-13 […]

  • Sexual abuse victims rally for law change in NY

    Bridie Farrell, once an aspiring Olympic speed skate, is now an advocate for childhood sexual abuse victims. Farrell said she was abused when she was 15 by a much older, prominent Olympic skater. Farrell, now 36, is one of many survivors who cannot seek legal justice in New York because the alleged abuse happened too long ago. Farrell joined other childhood sexual abuse victims, advocates and lawmakers outside the Lower Manhattan office of Zurich Insurance Thursday. The group was angry […]

  • Women’s groups rally at NYPD headquarters after report shows sex assault cases not properly investigated

    NEW YORK — A blistering report from the New York City Department of​ Investigation ​about the NYPD’s Special Victims Division prompted the National Organization for Women to rally in front of police headquarters Thursday. There were 67 detectives for a crushing caseload of 5,661 suspected attacks last year, the report found. As the number of sex assaults reported to the NYPD rises, the report said Special Victims is understaffed and detectives are overworked. “The case load of a sex crimes detective is 20 […]

  • Family, friends celebrate life of NY airman killed in Iraq helicopter crash

    MANHATTAN — Family, friends and co-workers of Major Christopher “Tripp” Zanetis celebrated his life Wednesday night at Rise bar on the West Side. Zanetis was one of seven people killed earlier this month when their helicopter crashed at the Iraq-Syria border. Sister Angela Zanetis said it was his third tour. “He had been in Afghanistan twice and did not have to be there this time, which is very bittersweet for our family,” Zanetis said. Zanetis was not only part of […]

  • Decision to add citizenship question to census draws protest

    A question on the 2020 census is causing a firestorm​. The U.S. Commerce Department announced Monday night a citizenship ​status question would be added. Opponents are worried undocumented immigrants will not fill out the census, leading to an undercount in cities and states with large immigrant populations. ​According to Betsy Plum of the New York Immigration Council, this citizenship status question could lead to fears of arrest or deportation. “These fears are going to play into almost every conversation we have,” Plum said. The census, required […]

  • Officers shoot woman who threatened mother-in-law, broke into SI home: police

    STATEN ISLAND — A woman who was injured when shot by police in Staten Island Sunday afternoon had committed a series of crimes over the weekend leading up to her arrest, according to the NYPD. Police said Lori Gjenashaj, 41, began showing aggression Saturday night after she choked a 39-year-old woman at a school. She was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing. On Sunday, cops said Gjenashaj first showed up to her mother-in-law’s home on Sunnyside Avenue home with a gun. She […]

  • Police union protests outside Mayor de Blasio’s Park Slope gym over officers’ contracts

    PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn — The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association rallied for a new contract Monday in front of the Prospect Park YMCA, where Mayor Bill de Blasio exercises most mornings. The union has been negotiating a new two-year contract for NYPD officers and, according to union leaders, the city has been negotiating in “bad faith.” As dozens of union members chanted in front of the YMCA in Park Slope, the mayor was in a coffee and pastry shop across the street. […]

  • Investigation continues into fire that killed firefighter on movie set

    HARLEM, Manhattan — A veteran FDNY firefighter was killed, and two other firefighters and three civilians were injured, during a massive fire that consumed a historic building at a Harlem movie set late Thursday, officials said. Michael R. Davidson, 37, a 15-year veteran of the FDNY and a married father of four, was killed in the blaze. He was among the firefighters who responded at about 11 p.m. to a blaze that broke out in the cellar of a five-story building […]

  • FDNY firefighter killed battling blaze in Harlem at Ed Norton movie set

    HARLEM, Manhattan — A veteran FDNY firefighter was killed, and two other firefighters and three civilians were injured, during a massive fire that consumed a historic building at a Harlem movie set late Thursday, officials said. Michael R. Davidson, 37, a 15-year veteran of the FDNY and a married father of four, was killed in the blaze. He was among the firefighters who responded at about 11 p.m. to a blaze that broke out in the cellar of a five-story building […]

  • Thousands without power after fourth nor’easter slams tri-state area

    NEW YORK — The fourth nor’easter in a month brought heavy snow and gusty winds Wednesday, causing power outages throughout the tri-state area. Con Edison reports about 530 customers in Manhattan, 470 customers in Brooklyn and 350 in Queens were without power as of Thursday morning. Over 4,200 customers are without power on Long Island, according to PSE&G — parts of Long Island saw about 14 inches of snow. Virtually none are reportedly without power in Westchester, where tens of thousands were […]