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It’s hard to believe after moving up from traffic reporter to news and feature reporter, to weather and news anchor, and receiving 2 Emmy nominations, it all started with getting coffee, running scripts, and rolling the teleprompter for the anchors.

My passion for news and writing, however, dates back to elementary and high school, when I wrote for my school newspaper. I guess you can say I was an inquisitive child, asking questions about everything to anyone who would listen. My parents sure loved that! I wrote about everything from school events, to the sports recap of the basketball, volleyball and track meets I participated in.

From there, it was on to Rutgers University where I wrote for the college newspaper, as I completed a double major in Journalism and Communications. I continued with print journalism, but after reporting on a number of breaking news stories, I realized I wanted something more. I wanted to report the story live on the scene.

What I love most about my job is that every day is a different adventure filled with new and exciting people. There have been days when I co-anchored the news the news from 5-6 am, reported on breaking news 7-9 am, returned to the station for a celebrity interview. I also enjoy reporting from the neighborhoods where I grew up, in Brooklyn and New Jersey. And finally, I take pride in being the voice for people in need of help.

Working at WPIX has also offered me the opportunity to host, write and executive produce a number of 1/2 hour travel specials for the station. Most recently, I was named host of “Celebrity Taste Makers,” a 30 minute series on WPIX, about celebrities and their favorite restaurant.

However, my greatest achievement of all is my loving family. I could not be where I am today if it wasn’t for my supporting husband and two kids. Whether it’s going back and forth taking them to ballet, gymnastics, baseball or track meets, or just hanging home for movie night, family time is what I look forward to the most.

Recent Articles
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  • New York’s largest chocolate show comes to Chelsea

    Chelsea – Chocolatiers, artisans, chefs and experts from around the world will take part in New York’s largest chocolate show today through Sunday, October 8th at The Terminal Stores in Chelsea. At The Big Chocolate Show you can enjoy sweet samples and purchase items from more than 50 vendors, attend live demonstrations and book signings with writers and pastry chefs as well as take part in a variety of ticketed master tasting classes. PIX11 viewers can enjoy $15 off the ticket […]

  • Daybreaker dance movement comes to NY

    CHELSEA, Manhattan – Hundreds of New Yorkers got in touch with their senses with an early morning dance party from Daybreaker NYC. The worldwide movement brings the fun to participants who can dance themselves from awake to alive. The morning began at The Park in Chelsea with a gut health yoga class from Melini Jesudason and Danielle Radulski. Then, DJ Alex Cruz turned up the tunes for partygoers to work off a few hundred calories. There was also an Awaken […]

  • Demarest Farms celebrates the first day of Fall

    Hillsdale, New Jersey – Nothing says fall like apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides, apple cider and farm animals. That’s exactly what Demarest Farms in Hillsdale, New Jersey offers and more. Jason DeGise and Jim Spollen, who started working at the farm as teenagers, own the farm, which has been a family tradition since 1886. Visitors can enjoy picking their own peaches, apples, and pumpkins during the proper season, hayrides, a petting zoo, a garden center, and farms store featuring home […]

  • Celebrating Rosh Hashanah the sweet way

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  • Ronald McDonald House New York is growing

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  • 15th annual Iron Skillet Cook Off benefits low-income, high-risk communities

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  • Enjoy a weekend of fitness on Long Beach

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  • Oktoberfest welcomes thousands to NYC

    NEW YORK – This weekend thousands of parade-goers will line Fifth Avenue to celebrate the 60th Annual German-American Steuben Parade. More than 2,000 marchers and 23 floats will take part in Saturday’s event. The parade begins at noon at 68th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at 86th Street. On Thursday, PIX11’s Lisa Mateo started the celebration early at Bierhaus NYC with music from the Austrian Boys Band, traditional dress provided by Rare, a lesson in Bavarian dance, a sampling of traditional dishes and […]

  • Students commemorate 9/11 with special tribute

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