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Kirstin Cole is a reporter and fill-in anchor for the PIX 11 Morning News. The four time Emmy Award Winner re-joined the station in 2011, having worked here during the original launch of the morning news in 2000 – 2001. In between, she was the consumer investigative reporter and anchor at WCBS-TV for the 10 years between, and also substituted as an anchor on the CBS Morning News.

She originally got her start in journalism at WLNY-TV and News 12 Long Island as an anchor in 1995, and also worked for ABC and Fox affiliates in Columbus, Ohio.

Kirstin has exposed scams and dangerous products and is responsible for getting thousands of dollars back to countless consumers. Frequently going undercover, she has done investigations about unsafe products and abusive consumer practices. Her reporting has exposed salons allowing illegal underage tanning and its links to skin cancer, filthy supermarkets, child discrimination, drunk high rise construction workers, illegal botox, appliance repair rip-offs, nursing home abuses, dangerous daycares and diamond buying scams.

And her lust for adventure has taken her to challenging places in her reporting: submerged in a sinking car and learning how to escape from a plane crash in water all to share survival techniques. She’s reported while rappelling down a building, from horseback, helicopters, an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic, police cars and ambulances, as well as a jail cell, all to tell compelling stories.

As a breaking news reporter, she has covered the attacks of 9-11, floods and tornados, the crash of TWA Flight 800 off Long Island, and countless fires and blizzards.

And she is passionately involved in many charitable organizations. She is a 12 year board member of the Achilles Track Club, helping disabled athletes compete in mainstream races. She’s also previously served as a board member for the New York Institute of Technology, a school that has fostered many broadcast journalism careers. She has been a long time supporter of the Edwin Gould Services for Family and Children, helping foster children in New York to find meaningful home lives with parents. She also raises money for the cancer research and treatment through cycling long distances in honor of her many friends and family members afflicted with forms of the disease.

Kirstin has been honored with Emmys, Associated Press Awards, honors from the Society of Silurians (the oldest journalism organization in the United States), The Society of Professional Journalists and the New York Press Club.

Cole is a summa cum laude graduate of Chicago’s Loyola University with a degree in communications and a concentration in journalism. She lives in the New York she loves with her fiancé, daughter and son.

Recent Articles
  • Man sought after robbing woman, young child in Manhattan

    UPPER WEST SIDE — Police are searching for the man who mugged an 81-year-old woman and snatched money out of a 4-year-old girl’s hands in Manhattan Tuesday afternoon. The man approached an 81-year-old woman at a post office on 68th Street and Columbus Avenue and knocked her down and took her purse before fleeing, police said. The woman’s purse contained money, her phone, and medications. The man ran to a nearby Chase Bank on 70th Street and Broadway. As he […]

  • NJ teen accused of killing family on New Year’s Eve to appear in court

    LONG BRANCH, N.J. — A teen accused in the shooting deaths of his parents, sister and family friend on New Year’s Eve is expected to appear in court for his first hearing Wednesday. The 16-year-old is being charged as a juvenile and therefore his name has not been released, but prosecutors want to try him as an adult on murder charges. The Kologi family — parents Steven, 44, and Linda, 42, their daughter Brittany, 18, and a family friend identified […]

  • Cops search for shooter who killed teen in the Bronx

    MOUNT EDEN, the Bronx — An 18-year-old was fatally shot in the Bronx Tuesday night, police said. The teen was standing along Sheridan Avenue near Marcy Place in Mount Eden shortly after 8:30 p.m. when a gunman walked up to him and shot him before running away, police said. The teen managed to walk more than two blocks, to Walton Avenue at Elliot Place, where he collapsed and was found by authorities. He was taken to the hospital where he […]

  • Meals on Wheels delivers Christmas Day feasts

    NEW YORK — The smell of roasting Cornish game hens fills the kitchen in the pre-dawn hours in Williamsburg. Not at a fancy restaurant, but in a kitchen part of a network of prep stations city-wide that will feed 23,000 elderly clients who can’t cook for themselves. It’s the daily miracle of City Meals On Wheels, founded in 1981 by the famous New York restaurant critic Gael Greene after seeing a story about hungry elderly home bound seniors who couldn’t […]

  • Man shot and killed outside Times Square bar: police

    TIMES SQAURE, Manhattan — A man has died after he was shot in the head in front of a bar in Times Square Tuesday morning, the NYPD said. The victim suffered a single gunshot wound during a fight with another man outside of Tonic Bar on Seventh Avenue between West 48th and West 49th streets just before 4 a.m., police said. He was later identified by police as Perseus Salichs, 32, of Manhattan. Police earlier gave a different age for the victim. […]

  • Bronx City Councilman Andy King accused of sexual misconduct by staffer: reports

    THE BRONX — Bronx City Councilman Andy King has been accused by a staffer of making inappropriate and sexually suggestive comments to her, according to multiple reports. King is a five-year council member who has focused on issues of civil rights and young people, but Friday morning he is expected to be in front of his City Council colleagues for a very different hearing — one that could see him fired or paying a fine. In a rare move, the Standards and […]

  • Police bring holiday cheer to Staten Island students

    STATEN ISLAND — The NYPD is bringing Christmas to some Staten Island school kids a little early this year. Highway Unit 5 On Hylan Boulevard was suiting up in elves’ hats and loading up their ‘sleigh’ for 60 children at The Seton Staten Island School. “The sleigh is pulled by our elves on motorcycle every year. We arrive with lights and sirens and the kids all love it,” explained Lt. Joseph Bell. Sgt. James Gatto said they’d done a toy […]

  • Queens’ ‘boulevard of death’ hasn’t seen a fatality since 2014

    QUEENS — Queens’ so-called “boulevard of death” might need a new nickname. Since 1990, 186 people, including 138 pedestrians, were killed on Queens Boulevard — a 7 mile stretch of roadway from Queens to Manhattan that jets across some 300 feet, had 12 lanes across in some spots, and a speed limit of 30 mph, which drivers regularly exceeded, according to the New York Times. Since 2014, however, there have been no fatalities. The boulevard now stands in stark contrast […]

  • School janitor arrested for alleged sex abuse at Brooklyn elementary school

    MARINE PARK, Brooklyn —Parents dropping their elementary school aged children off at P.S. 222 in Marine Park were horrified to learn a Department of Education worker had been arrested Thursday, charged with sexually assaulting a teacher in her classroom. What’s worse, a teacher we spoke with off camera said teachers had complained about the janitor’s behavior and no action had been taken. Kasim Khan, 32, was arrested around 11:36 a.m. and is accused of allegedly gyrating and rubbing his genitals […]

  • New plan suggests subways end 24-hour service to speed up repairs

    NEW YORK — In the hopes to revamp the MTA, a new plan has suggested that subways end 24-hour-service to speed up repairs. The Regional Plan Association says their plan to improve the city’s overall economy includes a full repair on the subway system. The RPA’s goal is to have the whole system fixed within the course of 15 years by ending overnight weekday subway service in order to make the much-needed repairs to the system. RPA recommends the MTA adopt […]