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Tamsen Fadal is the co-anchor of the PIX11 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. in New York City. She joined the PIX11 News Team in the spring of 2008.

Since arriving at PIX11, Tamsen has anchored the station’s coverage of some of the most important breaking news stories in New York and the world, including the 2017 terror attack in SoHo, the election of 2016, Superstorm Sandy, the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, the Eric Garner case and protests, and the visit of Pope Francis.

An eight-time Emmy Award winner, Tamsen’s career has taken her to the front lines of the War on Terror. In 2002, she traveled to Afghanistan where she was embedded with U.S. troops during Operation Enduring Freedom. During her time as a reporter, Tamsen was on the scene covering several other major stories, including the 2005 London bombings, and the 2003 Columbia Space Shuttle disaster. Prior to moving to New York, Tamsen anchored and reported in Philadelphia and Orlando.

Tamsen lost her mother to breast cancer in 1990 and has been a long-time advocate for breast cancer awareness, educating women and their families about the disease. She is proud to be involved with several charitable organizations, including the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer. She also serves on the boards of several non-profit agencies,including ADAPT Community Network, Best Buddies of New York and Shining Service Women’s Veterans Association. She works closely with SHARE Cancer Support, North Shore Animal League America and Ackerman Institute for the Family.

A Lebanese-American, Tamsen is passionate about empowering women, writing three self-help books. Her latest, “The New Single: Finding, Fixing and Falling Back In Love With Yourself” (St. Martin’s Press 2015), seeks to help women emerge from a big life change with confidence, grace and a recipe for self-care.

Tamsen is the executive producer and host of “Broadway Profiles” for The Broadway Channel, which also airs on PIX11. A longtime theater fan, Tamsen made her Broadway debut in “Chicago The Musical” in January 2010, followed by on-stage appearances in Broadway’s “In the Heights” and “Rock of Ages.”

Born in Concord, Mass., Tamsen grew up in Albany, N.Y., and South Texas, and graduated from University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. She currently lives in New York City with her Chihuahua, Matsen.

Recent Articles
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    NEW YORK — Devin Cutugno didn’t always live on the second floor of his house in Staten Island. “My mom passed away 10 years ago. We had to move up here. My sister was moving downstairs where we currently had lived for 25 years,” Devin’s mom Donna Cutugno said. But when his family was faced with the life-changing move, they thought they could solve the problem of getting Devin up and down the stairs with a chair lift. After meeting […]

  • YWCA’s CEO focusing on technology, as well as the protection and empowerment of women

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  • The Broadway League’s Charlotte St. Martin helps put more New Yorkers in Broadway’s seats

    NEW YORK—Broadway saw its biggest box office ever this past year. You may say it’s the lineup of shows that’s caught the eyes of theatergoers,  but there’s also a smart woman behind the curtain, running it all. “We’ve grown Broadway theatergoers by over a million theatergoers in the last ten years,” Charlotte St. Martin said. Charlotte St. Martin is President of The Broadway League, the trade association that represents commercial theater owners, producers and managers in New York City and […]

  • Long Island principal recognized for the unique ways her students are learning

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  • In upper Manhattan, Hurricane Maria survivors find some of what they lost in Puerto Rico

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  • Annual ADAPT Community Network Santa Project to honor children with disabilities, volunteers who help them

    PIX11’s Tamsen Fadal will co-host the eighth Annual ADAPT Community Network Santa Project Party. See her talk about this year’s festivities.

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