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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
  • FBI agent accidentally set off flash grenade at 26 Federal Plaza: source

    MANHATTAN — An FBI agent accidentally set off a flash grenade inside their car Wednesday afternoon, prompting an emergency response at 26 Federal Plaza, police sources tell PIX11 News. Emergency crews were called at about 1:20 p.m. to to the location on reports of a possible explosion. Police sources said a flash grenade inadvertently went off in the underground garage of 26 Federal Plaza, injuring the federal employee who suffered a hand injury. A spokesperson for the FDNY said at […]

  • Funeral held for Long Island teen killed in football training accident

    LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — A grief-stricken Long Island community is remembering a popular high school football player who died last week during a pre-season conditioning camp. The funeral for Joshua Mileto was on Tuesday in Lake Ronkonkoma. Newsday reported that hundreds — including uniformed football players from Sachem High School East — attended his wake on Monday. The 16-year-old died last week after he was struck on the head by a log that he and teammates were carrying during a […]

  • Fight over parking spot may have led to deadly stabbing in Brooklyn

    BERGEN BEACH, Brooklyn — The search is on Monday for two men who stabbed two brothers in Brooklyn, one of whom died, police said. Investigators said the violence appears to have been sparked by an argument over a parking spot. A 41-year-old man was taken into custody Monday at JFK Airport as he tried to board a flight to Haiti, police said. Charges against him are pending. Police were called about 11:30 p.m. on Sunday to East 73rd Street between […]

  • Ric Flair, retired WWE wrestler, hospitalized for ‘tough medical issues’

    NEW YORK – Ric Flair, the WWE hall of famer who went by the moniker Nature Boy, was hospitalized over the weekend for “tough medical issues,” his agent said. Melinda Morris Zanoni, CEO of Legacy Talent and Entertainment which represents the wrestler, said Saturday night that the 68-year-old had been hospitalized for “routine monitoring.” “No reason2panic,” she tweeted. “Yes,many thx2his fiancé&hospstaff.No excuses Ric wld want u2go out 2nite NaturBoy style!” Yes,Ric in hosp 4routine monitoring.No reason2panic.Yes,many thx2his fiancé&hospstaff.No excuses Ric […]

  • Violent serial mugger is targeting women in Brooklyn: police

    CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a serial attacker who assaulted and robbed at least five women over a two-week span in Brooklyn. The attacker often covers his face with a ski mask, bandanna, du-rag or towel, police said Friday as they released surveillance video of the culprit. He first struck about 11:10 p.m. on July 11 outside an apartment building on Parkway Court and Hubbard Street. He snuck up on a 20-year-old woman, […]

  • Woman, 81, killed in fire in Crown Heights brownstone

    CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — An overnight fire killed an 81-year-old mother of seven in Crown Heights and sent a second woman to the hospital, police said. Flames broke out about 1:15 a.m. Thursday at a home on Pacific Street near New York Avenue, police said. The fire was deemed accidental electrical and was sparked by an overloaded power strip, FDNY fire marshals said. When fire crews extinguished the blaze, they found an 81-year-old woman unconscious and unresponsive on the third floor […]

  • Teen dies after being hurt in football practice at Long Island high school

    FARMINGVILLE, Long Island — A teen died Thursday from injuries he suffered during football practice at a Long Island high school, police said. Police said the teen was injured about 8:40 a.m. on the athletic field of Sachem East High School. The off-season workout was part of a strength and conditioning camp. Joshua Mileto, 16, of Farmingville, was participating in a team drill in which the players carried a log above their heads when the log fell and struck Mileto […]

  • Eerie video shows man walking on subway tracks toward train

    MANHATTAN — A man was spotted walking on the subway tracks Thursday, halting service on multiple lines in what could’ve turned into a tragic situation. Rider Casie Jordan said the train she was on slammed on its breaks to avoid hitting the man, whom she captured on camera walking toward the train — a tiny spot of white-colored clothing in the otherwise totally dark tunnel. The MTA at 8:40 a.m. posted a service change notice that “due to an unauthorized […]

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    Former NYC councilman gets 2 to 6 years in corruption case

    QUEENS — Former New York City Councilman Ruben Wills was sentenced Thursday to two to six years in prison for the theft of about $30,000 in public campaign funds and state grant money, the attorney general said. A jury convicted Wills, a Democrat who represented Jamaica, Queens, last month on five of the six counts against him at his corruption trial. He was automatically expelled from the New York City Council and had faced a maximum of seven years behind […]

  • Woman run over, killed while unloading patient from ambulette

    THE BRONX — A woman who was unloading a patient from an ambulette was killed Wednesday when the vehicle rolled over her, police say. A 911 call was made about 10:45 a.m. about a pedestrian struck on East 229th Street near Carpenter Avenue, police said. When officers arrived, they found Irene Espinal-Jiminian, 30s, laying on the pavement with head trauma. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police say Espinal-Jiminian walked around to the driver’s side of […]