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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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    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 […]

  • Ivanka Trump’s new book ‘Women Who Work’ met with mixed reviews

    NEW YORK — Ivanka Trump’s new book “Women Who Work” is now on sale and the self-help book is getting mixed reviews. Before her father’s run for the presidency, Ivanka Trump was mostly known for her role in New York society, her father’s real estate empire and her clothing and accessories business. But now as First Daughter and advisor to her father, Ivanka Trump is under the microscope. In the book she quotes people she admires. And not all of […]

  • Hundreds gather to say goodbye to FDNY firefighter William Tolley

    BETHPAGE, N.Y. — The sad goodbye to firefighter William Tolley continued Tuesday night. Hundreds of mourners packed the Chapy and Sons Funeral Home in Bethpage, Long Island. Tolley died last week when he fell from the roof of a 5-story building while battling a fire in Ridgewood, Queens. He is survived by his wife Marie and 8-year-old daughter Bella. “Every family that joins the department finds out in times of trouble there are thousands of people there to help them,” […]

  • Mortgage will be paid off for family of firefighter who died in line of duty

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. — A financial weight was lifted from the family of a firefighter who died in the line of duty, thanks to a foundation created in honor of a 9/11 first responder that is dedicated to supporting the families of fallen public servants. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation will pay off the mortgage at the Tolleys’ home in Hicksville, Long Island, it announced Monday. Firefighter William Tolley fell to his death last week while responding to an […]

  • 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. […]