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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
  • Arctic chill arrives: Here’s how cold it will get

    NEW YORK — An arctic chill will make for a brutally cold Wednesday, with gusty winds making it feel like the temperatures are in the teens for much of the day. With wind gusts up to 30 to 40 mph on Wednesday, the mercury will struggle to reach the low to mid-30s but will feel even colder, according to the National Weather Service. These temperatures about 10 degrees below normal for this time of year, the agency said. There’s a […]

  • Subway bomb suspect wrote post about Trump before attack: complaint

    MANHATTAN — An immigrant from Bangladesh who allegedly detonated a bomb in the New York City subway system told authorities “he did it for the Islamic State” and wrote a message to President Donald Trump the morning of the attack, according to a criminal complaint made public on Tuesday. The complaint alleges that Akayed Ullah, while on his way to carrying out the attack, posted on his Facebook account on Monday. “Trump you failed to protect your nation,” he allegedly […]

  • Fireball from film set in Brooklyn may be visible from Manhattan: police

    GREENPOINT, Brooklyn — Filming in Brooklyn on Tuesday night will involve a simulated explosion and fireball effect that may be visible from Manhattan, police said. The effects are set to take place one time between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. near West Street between Milton and Noble streets in Greepoint. That location is just along the East River waterfront, right across the waterway from the East Village and Gramercy Park neighborhoods. Police said NYPD and FDNY crews will be on […]

  • Akayed Ullah: What we know about suspected subway bomber

    MANHATTAN — Police said a 27-year-old man allegedly strapped a pipe bomb to himself in an attempted terror attack in a subway tunnel beneath the Port Authority Bus Terminal during the height of the Monday morning commute. Akayed Ullah, of Brooklyn, is in custody at the hospital, according to NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill. He suffered burns and cuts to his hands and abdomen. Citing a law enforcement source, CNN reports that Ullah told investigators he carried out the attack of […]

  • NYC goes back to school: Send us your first-day photos

    (PIX11) — New York City’s more than 1 million students are returning to their classrooms Thursday. PIX11 News wants to see your best back-to-school photos. Send them to us and we may show them off on-air and in an online gallery. Students in New Jersey and Long Island started classes Wednesday. Click through the photo gallery below to see their back-to-school pictures.

  • Freight train derails in New Jersey

    UNION TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A freight train derailed in New Jersey on Friday, littering the tracks with several cargo cars and suspending a portion of a New Jersey Transit line, officials said. The derailment happened about 2:30 p.m. near Galloping Hill Road and Lehigh Avenue in Union Township. Aerial footage of the scene shows several cars, many of them on their sides, zig-zagging across the railway and what appear to be mangled tracks. No injuries have been reported. While New […]

  • Reputed MS-13 members caught trying to kidnap 16-year-old boy: police

    BRENTWOOD, Long Island — Three reputed members of the notorious MS-13 gang and two suspected associates have been arrested as they tried to kidnap a 16-year-old boy on Long Island, police in Suffolk County said. All five will be charged with second-degree conspiracy, police said. Police first received complaints from the community Tuesday when residents say they saw three to four Hispanic males in a van approaching young boys and harassing them. “In two of those incidents, the perpetrators assaulted […]

  • Roach bomb blast injures 4 in Brooklyn

    BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — The explosion of a roach bomb injured four people in Brooklyn on Thursday, according to the FDNY. A call came in shortly before 1 p.m. about a fire at 7 Hegeman Ave. in Brownsville. When they arrived, officials found four people who were hurt. Two of those victims suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries; another suffered a minor injury; and a fourth refused medical treatment. Officials blamed the incident on a roach bomb that was set off inside […]

  • 4 hurt in fire at Graybar Building near Grand Central Terminal

    MANHATTAN — Four people were injured Wednesday when a fire broke out in the Graybar Building near Grand Central Terminal, FDNY said. The blaze at 420 Lexington Ave. has been deemed electrical, fire officials said. Flames were reported on mezzanine level and was under control as of 11 a.m. The building was briefly evacuated, but is now reopened. Of the four people injured, three were treated at the scene and one was taken to a hospital, FDNY said. The nature or […]

  • Students return to Brooklyn high school after bomb threat

    BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn — Students and staff have returned to a Brooklyn high school after they were evacuated Wednesday morning because of a bomb threat, city officials said. Police confirm that a threat was made against FDR High School in Borough Park, located at 5800 20th Ave. The school serves some 3,000 students, the city said. City emergency officials warned at the time to expect traffic delays, road closures and emergency crews near 20th Avenue and 59th Street. All students […]