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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
  • Moviegoers report being bitten by bed bugs at popular Times Square movie theater

    TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan — There’s a new report of bedbugs at a popular movie theater in the heart of Manhattan. Moviegoer, Jessica Vidal, posted pictures of bedbugs on Facebook on October 4. She said they were taken at the AMC 25 Empire movie theater on West 42nd street. She said her husband was bitten while they watched a movie. According to AMC, “We are aware that guests have reported this issue recently, but have found no evidence at the theatre […]

  • Man jumps through second-floor window at Midtown Comics

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — A bizarre scene unfolded in busy Times Square Tuesday afternoon as shocked witnesses say a man jumped through the glass of a second floor window at Midtown Comics and landed on the sidewalk below. It happened just before 3 p.m. at 40th Street and Seventh Avenue. “I hear the breaking glass and I look. I find the guy flying,” Demo Heliem said. He was cooking at his food cart across the street when the man plunged to […]

  • Hundreds of New Yorkers gather at MOMA PS1 to raise money for Puerto Rico

    LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens — The movement to help hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico continues. Hundreds of New Yorkers attended a fundraiser at MOMA PS1 in Long Island City Wednesday night. According to organizers, all the money raised for the Hurricane Maria Community Relief and Recovery Fund will go towards relief work and supplies on the island. Celebrities James Franco and Rosie Perez lent their names and voices to the fundraiser. “Our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico need a lot […]

  • Legendary Manhattan guitar shop announces plans to close its doors

    GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan — As the years go by in New York City, beloved neighborhood stores close. We’ve seen it again and again. Greenwich Village is a neighborhood that’s seen its big share of turnover.  And now one of the longtime well-known stores on Bleeker Street will be closing its doors. Matt Umanov Guitars, a Village mainstay since 1969, will close this winter. “I opened this store in 1969 but that is not when I got started in this business,” […]

  • Family, friends say teen stabbed by classmate because of bullying didn’t deserve to die

    THE BRONX — The family and friends of Matthew McCree, 15, grieved Thursday and said he didn’t deserve to die. Close family friend Jonathan Wilson, who called McCree his nephew, said, “He loved playing basketball. He didn’t bother anybody. He loved playing music. He liked talking to girls. He was just a young good kid.” McCree was stabbed to death Wednesday inside the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in the Bronx. Ariane LaBoy, 16, was also stabbed and was […]

  • You can now go ‘glamping’ at Camp Rockaway in NYC

    QUEENS — Glamping has come to New York City. Camp Rockaway opens this weekend in Fort Tilden National Park in Queens. Camp Rockaway’s founder Kent Johnson said the luxury tents have a “…Casper mattress, very excited to partner with them. It’s made up with Brooklinen sheets, pillow cases, Pendleton blanket.” New Yorkers can discover nature but have a touch of home. A solar panel will power a light and there will be a place to charge a phone. The tents […]

  • New York Pizza Festival says it will refund tickets for disappointing event

    BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — Pizza lovers who bought tickets to the New York Pizza Festival will receive a full refund. “After careful deliberation, and much back and forth about our customer’s best interest, we have agreed on refunding all tickets from the pizza and burger festivals,” organizers of the ill-fated festival announced on their Facebook page. The two-day event was supposed to celebration of “dough, cheese, tasty sauces and delicious toppings,” but an attendee told PIX11 that hundreds of pizza lovers were greeted […]

  • New York pizza festival seriously disappoints

    BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — Hundreds of pizza lovers were furious after they bought tickets to the New York City Pizza Festival, expecting delicious, piping-hot pizza from a variety of vendors, and were greeted by something incredibly disappointing at the event held Saturday in Bushwick. Brooklyn resident Connell Burke bought two VIP tickets for $150  for his girlfriend’s birthday. He was expecting an amazing pizza experience, but that wasn’t what he and his girlfriend got. “[It was] very, very clearly a scam once we […]

  • Shelter animals transferred from Texas to tri-state to make room for Harvey pets

    EMERSON, N.J. — Shelters across Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi are awaiting an influx of dogs and cats from flood ravaged Southeast Texas. To make room for those pets, they must find a place for their current animals. Volunteers are bringing animals up to foster homes and no-kill shelters in New Jersey and New York. “We need fosters, adopters, donations, anything that you can do,” rescuer Judi Eskenazi said. Two different transports arrived in Emerson, New Jersey Friday morning. Volunteers gathered the pets from the crowded shelters to give […]

  • How to prepare for a natural disaster

    NEW YORK — As a catastrophic storm battered Texas this week with historic rainfall and deadly flooding, local and federal officials in New York and New Jersey are warning residents in the tri-state that it can happen here — again. Almost five years after Sandy ravaged the region, houses are still being raised in Staten Island — and as National Preparedness Month gets underway, the images out of southeast Texas are a grim reminder of the area’s history with catastrophic […]