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Chris Brito is a digital producer for

Prior to joining PIX11, Chris wrote for the Queens Ledger, Queens Courier and El Correo de Queens.

Chris studied at St. John’s University, where he majored in Journalism and Politics. He was part of the Torch, the university’s award-winning student newspaper.

Recent Articles
  • Man accused of attempting to rape woman at Shops at Columbus Circle arrested

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan – Police have arrested a man who they believe tried to rape a woman inside a bathroom at the Shops at Columbus Circle. NYPD said Saturday. It happened around 10 a.m. inside 10 Columbus Circle. Police say the suspect took the escalator to the second floor, went into the women’s restroom and climbed under a stall door where he stood in front of an 18-year-old victim and exposed his underwear. The woman screamed and the suspect fled in an […]

  • NYC joins cities around the world marching to defend science

    NEW YORK — New York has joined cities around the world where people are marching to defend scientific work from attacks including U.S. government budget cuts. In Manhattan, the March for Science — overlapping with Earth Day — began with a late morning rally near Columbus Circle at Central Park West. Thousands of participants then walked down Broadway to midtown Manhattan, close to Times Square. Scientists and their supporters say they’re worried about political involvement in science that rejects, for […]

  • Trio sought in Bronx home invasion robbery of 21-year-old

    FOXHURST, the Bronx –– Police say three armed men forced into a man’s home, pistol-whipped him and stole hundreds in cash last Thursday. It happened around 7:45 p.m. inside a residential building in the vicinity of Southern Blvd. and Louis Nine Blvd. Cops say three men in hooded sweatshirts pushed their way in the 21-year-old victim’s apartment at gunpoint and pistol-whipped him before running off with an iPhone 7 and $600 cash. The thieves then fled into a white Toyota Camry […]

  • FDNY sets up foundation for daughter of William Tolley, firefighter killed in Queens fire

    NEW YORK – The FDNY has set up a foundation in memory of William Tolley after he suffered a fatal fall during a fire in Queens earlier this week. The Fire Department’s non-profit page “FDNY Foundation”posted details of the fund on their social media accounts, accompanied with a picture Tolley, his wife and young daughter Isabella Saturday morning. Please help us honor Firefighter William N. Tolley. (Select the "William N. Tolley's Children's Educational Fund.") — FDNY Foundation (@FDNYFoundation) April […]

  • Subway service nightmare: Power outage cause systemwide delays but evening rush looks better

    MANHATTAN — A power outage at a Manhattan train station caused systemwide delays Friday, creating a morning commute nightmare for riders that lasted well past rush hour. The problems began about 7:30 a.m. Temporary generators were brought in and crews were on the scene working to fix the issue. Shortly before 1 p.m., the MTA said service had resumed on all lines. Still, residual problems are lingering. Trains are bypassing the Seventh Av-53rd St station on the B, D and E […]

  • Who was FDNY firefighter William Tolley?

    GLENDALE, Queens – William Tolley served 14 years for the New York City Fire Department before falling to his death while responding to an apartment fire in Queens. Tolley, 42, was on the roof of a five-story apartment building, where a fire had broke out in a second-floor dwelling, when he fell, according to Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro. It was about 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Tolley was rushed to a hospital, where he died. The veteran firefighter is survived by his 8-year-old […]

  • Teens arrested in gang attack near Luna Park that left 16-year-old with punctured lung

    CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — Three teens were arrested Thursday in connection with the gang assault against a 16-year-old who suffered a punctured lung in the attack in Brooklyn, police said. Jahcorei Lewis, 17, and Maleek Mayer, 16, were charged with gang assault, assault and unlawful assembly. Police say a 15-year-old was arrested but his information is sealed. Police said at least 10 males were involved in the April 16 attack near 3025 West 12th St. in Brooklyn, near Luna Park. A […]

  • Machete-wielding man linked in string of LI robberies strikes again, police say

    BOHEMIA, N.Y. –– Police say man linked to several knifepoint robberies on Long Island struck again Wednesday night. Suffolk County detectives are investigating a robbery at a Baskin-Robins on Sunrise Highway in Bohemia that happened around 8:55 p.m. Police say a man displayed a knife and demanded cash. The clerk complied with his demands and forked over the money. Investigators say this robbery would be the 16th place he’s robbed on Long Island in the last two months and the […]

  • Woman, 23, shot in front of Staten Island convenience store

    STAPLETON, Staten Island –– Police say a woman was shot to the back on Staten Island overnight. Cops say a 23-year-old was shot in front of a convenience store in front of Broad and Cedar streets just after midnight Thursday. The victim was taken to a hospital, where her condition is unknown at this time. NYPD sources say a large group of men were seen running from the location after the shooting. Police did not release additional details. This is a developing […]

  • L train subway thief cuts pockets to steal wallets, police say

    BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — Police are looking for a man wanted in a string of robberies targeting sleeping L train passengers. The thief cuts a hole in victims’ pants as they’re sleeping then takes their wallet, police said. He’s robbed at least seven times on L trains since Feb. 2. Most recently, he struck at about 5 a.m. on April 2. In that case, he sliced the front pocket of the 24-year-old man and took his wallet, the NYPD said. That same morning, he […]