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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
  • Long Island school bus strike enters day 9

    NEW YORK — The negotiations went late into the night for striking union bus workers of TWU Local 252 and their bosses at Bauman bus company. A federal mediator called the talks together, but those long hours and late hours haven’t lead to a resolution. Some 300 drivers, matrons and mechanics are still off the job Thursday morning, though their president told them not to strike Thursday, and instead come to a union meeting Friday. President Debra Hagan released a […]

  • Con Ed workers from NY head to Puerto Rico to help restore power

    NEW YORK — The first wave of some 200 New York Con Edison workers departed from JFK airport Friday morning to help the island with its crucial mission to restore electricity to its 3.4 million residents. This comes a day after a nasty blackout plunged 80 percent of the island into darkness. The island’s electric provider had restored electricity to about 40 percent of the island, with generators as their power generation has not yet been repaired. Puerto Rico has […]

  • Day 4 of bus strike continues to leave students without transportation

    OCEANSIDE, Long Island – Parents continue to scramble as bus drivers strike for a fourth day on Long Island. From carpools and late pick-ups and working things out with their bosses, parents are left to fend for themselves. Bus drivers are asking for fare compensation, contracts, and sick pay — the basics to make everything work out in the workplace. Students in the Long Island school districts — Freeport, Hicksville, Baldwin and Rockville Centre, as well as several hundred students in Queens […]

  • Expect heightened security for New York City Marathon

    NEW YORK — In a city shaken by its deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11, police are promising an unprecedented security effort to try to secure a soft target spanning five boroughs and 26.2 miles: the New York City Marathon. City officials have sought to calm the nerves of more than 50,000 runners and huge crowds of onlookers expected to line the marathon route by insisting it should go off Sunday without a hitch only days after a truck attack killed […]

  • Investigators search home of terror attack suspect

    PATERSON, N.J. – Federal investigators are combing for evidence in 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov’s home following the terror attack that killed 8 people and injured 11 people in Lower Manhattan. Saipov shares the home with his wife and three children in the Paterson section of New Jersey. Investigators are looking for some sort of insight into his motives. Saipov does not have any social media accounts. They are looking into his electronics and anything he has in his home for any […]

  • West Side Terror Attack: Investigators scour driver’s background

    NEW YORK — Investigators worked through the night to determine what led a truck driver to plow down people on a riverfront bike path near the World Trade Center, brandishing air guns and yelling “God is great” in Arabic as his deadly route of terror ended with a crash, authorities said. Eight people were killed and 11 seriously injured in a Halloween afternoon attack that the mayor called “a particularly cowardly act of terror.” The driver — identified by officials […]

  • Two men charged for car chase that crashed into NJ home, injured woman

    RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – Ridgefield Park Police have arrested two men involved in a road rage incident that injured a 94-year-old woman and made her house uninhabitable. Michael S. Vivar, 19, and Angel Feliz, 19, were taken into custody late Wednesday night. Vivar was charged with hindering apprehension by providing aid, and Feliz was charged with assault by auto, and a motor vehicle summons is pending. It all started on Route 46 where the driver of a white Mercedes SUV […]

  • Man, 22, shot dead on Long Island street

    WEST BABYLON, N.Y. — An investigation is underway into the shooting of a man found dead on a Long Island street, according to police. A 911 call about a “disturbance” was placed to cops at 8:23 p.m. Tuesday in the midst of a drenching downpour. A man, later identified as  Ricardo Tross, 22, was found shot to death, lying in the middle of North Arizona Road in West Babylon, police said. An investigation is now underway in the area, which is home […]

  • Police arrest man who allegedly attacked three women in Brooklyn

    EAST NEW YORK, BROOKLYN – A man has been charged for the rape and assault of three women in Brooklyn. Keith Wiggins, 26, was arrested at a rental car company at JFK Airport Tuesday for allegedly attacking three women in under two hours in Brooklyn. In the first incident, Wiggins approached a 29-year-old woman on her way to work and pulled out a silver firearm on Fountain Avenue near Linden Boulevard around 6:50 a.m., police said. He then allegedy forced […]

  • New Mario Cuomo Bridge faces 1st rush-hour commute

    NEW YORK — Tuesday is the first real rush-hour commute for Rockland County drivers headed south over the new Mario Cuomo Bridge after traffic was permanently pushed over on Friday. Four lanes each way are open while workers finish the second span. All on and and off ramps are open, and there are already complaints of back ups on the bridge as more people started using the span. New York State spent $3.9 billion — but it turns out we need $27 […]