Jaleesa Baulkman is a production assistant at PIX11 News. Before joining PIX11, she wrote for Norwood News, University Herald, Medical Daily and The Queens Chronicle. She studied at SUNY New Paltz, where she majored in journalism.

When she’s not in the newsroom, you can find her watching makeup tutorials and googling pics of men in turtlenecks.


Recent Articles
  • Grandmother, toddler missing in Brooklyn found safe

    EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A  grandmother with dementia who went missing with her 2-year-old granddaughter on Saturday have been found safe. Police say 56-year-old Khadija Begum and her granddaughter, Zakirah Shafiq, were last seen at their home Saturday at around 11 a.m. on Avenue D  in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn when they were reported missing. Police said they were found just after midnight. There was no explanation for the incident.  

  • Body found along Hudson River

    HAMILTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — A man’s body washed up along the Hudson River in Harlem  Saturday afternoon, police said. Officers were called at around 1:40 p.m. to the Hudson River near West 135 Street to find a man in his 40s unconscious and unresponsive. EMS responded and pronounced the man dead. There were no visible signs of trauma. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

  • Pair posing as police officers rob 60-year-old man in Queens

    ELMHURST, Queens — Police released video of two men they say impersonated police officers and robbed a 60-year-old man in Queens. The two men approached the victim just before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday near Ithaca and Britton avenues. The robbers drove up to the victim and identified themselves as police officers, authorities said. The driver of the car got out of the car and frisked the 60-year-old victim. He stole approximately $100 from his pocket. The other man acted as a […]

  • Video released of man wanted for attack in Bronx grocery store: police

    UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, The Bronx — Police released video on Saturday of a man they say attacked another man in a Bronx grocery store. The attack happened just after 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 inside a grocery store on 27 West 183 Street. The culprit walked into the store and got into an argument with the 30-year-old victim, police said. He then threw a credit card reader at him and fled the scene. The victim’s nose was wounded but he refused medical […]

  • Mother, infant die within days of each other after fleeing Hurricane Irma

    ATLANTA — A Florida mother and her 3-month-old baby are dead after fleeing to Georgia to escape Hurricane Irma, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Kaitlin Hunt, 28, died just three days after her daughter, Riley, was killed in a car collision. Just hours after arriving to her family’s home in Georgia, Hunt, Riley and a family friend were struck by an SUV Saturday night.  Riley died that night following the crash. Hunt died Tuesday night as a result of her injuries, the […]

  • Shooting in Brooklyn sends man to the hospital

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn —  A man was shot in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Wednesday, fire officials said. The shooting happened on Lexington and Marcy avenues just before 12:30 p.m. It’s not clear what led to the shooting. The victim was transported to the hospital. He is in serious but stable condition, FDNY said. A crowd @ Lexington & Marcy Ave in #Brooklyn where a man was just shot twice. Injuries are not life-threatening. Traffic is blocked off. pic.twitter.com/hSL0XNqsYn — Citizen NYC (@citizenapp_nyc) September 13, […]

  • 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 photo released of man wanted for attempted rape in Hell’s Kitchen: police

    HELL’S KITCHEN, Manhattan — Police released a new photo of a man they say tried to rape a woman in Hell’s Kitchen earlier this month. Authorities released a new image of the hooded sweater the attempted rapist was wearing during the attack on Friday, Sept. 1. The victim, 27, was in front of her friend’s home on West 51st Street, near 9th avenue, just before 4:30 a.m. when she was attacked by the man, police say. The man grabbed the […]

  • Deliveryman beaten with baseball bat, critically injured in Brooklyn

    Editor’s note: A photo of the victim in a hospital is embedded at the bottom of this article. Viewer discretion is advised. EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A man is being sought for assaulting a deliveryman with a baseball bat, police said Tuesday. It happened just before 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, according to police. Daron James’ delivery van was double-parked on East 46th Street in East Flatbush when another driver couldn’t get by and became enraged. The driver then got out […]

  • 2 men shot in Brooklyn: police

    BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn  — Two men were shot in Brooklyn late Monday night, officials said. The shooting happened on Riverdale Avenue, near Bristol Street around 10:45 p.m., police said. One victim, 23, was shot in the torso; the second, 21, was shot in the leg. Both men were hospitalized.