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Samantha Tata is the digital managing editor at PIX11 News. She joined the station as a digital producer in 2017.

Before coming to New York, she was a digitial producer and internship coordinator at NBC4 Southern California, where she was part of the team that won the station’s first-ever national Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for breaking news coverage.

Recent Articles
  • Baby assaulted on Father’s Day dies from her injuries

    CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — A 16-month-old girl who was beaten allegedly by her teenage dad on Father’s Day has died, the hospital caring for the child said Friday. Nylah Lewis had been in critical condition since last Sunday. She’d been hospitalized with two skull fractures and bruising on her face and legs. Her father, Shaquan Taylor, 19, is accused of attacking the baby at a Coney Island apartment. Police said Taylor was watching his daughter when the girl’s mother arrived […]

  • Bill Cosby to hold town halls about sexual assault: spokespeople

    ALABAMA — After Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial ended in a hung jury, the 79-year-old comedian has plans to “get back to work” with a series of town halls seemingly about how to avoid being accused of such a crime, his spokespeople said. “This is bigger than Bill Cosby,” publicist Andrew Wyatt told WBRC in Alabama. “This issue could affect any young person, especially young athletes of today and they need to know what they’re facing when they’re hanging out and […]

  • Man arrested for allegedly exposing himself to teen lifeguard at Long Island pool

    WANTAGH, Long Island – A man was arrested for allegedly exposing himself to a teenage boy at a Long Island pool, authorities said. Wilson Kenney, 33, of Queens, was arrested Sunday at the Forest City Park Pool in Wantagh, Nassau County police said. Kenney was sitting on a park bench when he allegedly began to rub his groin and exposed himself to a 17-year-old lifeguard at the pool, police said. He faces a charge of public lewdness, police said.

  • Man, 20, dies after being stabbed in the chest in Brooklyn

    PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn — A 20-year-old died Monday after he was stabbed in Brooklyn, police said. The victim was found unconscious shortly after 4 a.m. in a home on 16th Street at Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, police said. He’d been stabbed in the chest and was suffering from trauma to his body. Officers were called to that location by a 911 caller reporting an assault, police said. Emergency crews responded and rushed the man to a hospital where he […]

  • Bulletproof 360 collagen protein bars, bites recalled

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — Protein bars and bites from Bulletproof 360 are being recalled because they were made with cashew butter that may be contaminated with Listeria. Five varieties are part of the recall: fudge brownie, lemon cookie and vanilla shortbread collagen protein bars; and fudge brownie and vanilla shortbread collagen protein bites. That’s because those products were made with cashew butter from HVF, Inc., where facility testing came back positive for Listeria contamination. Bulletproof said it will be shipping out […]

  • NYPD releases frightening video of suspect shooting man near Barclays Center

    FORT GREENE, N.Y. — The NYPD has released frightening video of a suspect shooting a man near Barclays Center in Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon. The man was shot in the leg at Atlantic and Flatbush avenues in Brooklyn near the Atlantic Terminal shopping center, authorities said. A police source said the victim is a 50-year-old man who suffered a gunshot wound to his ankle. He was transported to the hospital for treatment. An “extensive search” is underway for two individuals, according […]

  • Shots fired at Atlantic and Flatbush avenues in Brooklyn; 1 hurt

    FORT GREENE, N.Y. — A man was shot in the leg Wednesday at Atlantic and Flatbush avenues in Brooklyn, authorities said. The shooting happened near Barclays Center and the Atlantic Terminal shopping center. A large emergency response was seen outside the DMV office there. A police source said the victim is a 50-year-old man who suffered a gunshot wound to his ankle. Fire officials said he was taken to a hospital in unknown condition. An “extensive search” is underway for […]

  • 2 MTA buses collide in the Bronx; 18 people hurt

    THE BRONX — Two MTA buses collided Tuesday morning in the Bronx, injuring nearly two dozen people, authorities said. One bus backed into another at about 9:15 a.m. near the bus stop at West Kingsbridge Road and Kingsbridge Terrace, officials said. An FDNY spokesman said 17 people suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital; another person was injured but refused medical attention. Police and an MTA spokesman confirmed that the vehicles involved in the incident were MTA buses. […]

  • 2 found dead in New Jersey home

    ROSELLE, N.J. — Two people were found dead Tuesday in a New Jersey home, authorities said. Officers responded Tuesday afternoon to the 900 block of Chestnut Street on a report of two deaths, the Union County Prosecutors Office said in a tweet at 3:30 p.m. Investigators are treating it as a homicide case. Police said they do not believe there is “a present danger to the community.” No additional information was immediately available. It’s unclear how the deceased are related […]

  • Taxi bursts into flames on midtown Manhattan street

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — A yellow cab burst into flames in midtown on Monday afternoon. It happened on Fifth Avenue between 38th and 39th streets during the usually busy lunchtime rush. Emergency crews responded and extinguished the flames by about 2 p.m., when the mercury in midtown had reached about 91 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. No injuries have been reported, officials said. It’s unclear what sparked the blaze. Witness videos shows a dramatic pop coming from the burning […]