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Yasmin Sara Merchant is a digital producer at PIX11 News.

She also works as a News Production Assistant for 1010 WINS Radio. Prior to joining PIX11, Yasmin worked for NBC News Digital and World Policy Journal.

Yasmin graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy and Communications.


Recent Articles
  • Photo shows pair wanted in sneaker sale slashing: police

    EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — Police released photos on Monday of two men wanted in connection to a subway slashing and robbery that happened in East Harlem on Friday. Police said two teen boys, 17 and 18, arranged to sell a pair of sneakers inside the subway station located at Lexington Avenue & East 126 Street. When the victims arrived at the station, cops said they were approached by three men who tried to forcibly remove the sneakers from the 17-year-old. The 18-year-old intervened […]

  • Rabbi, 2 others arrested for prostitution, human trafficking of minor

    NEW YORK, N.Y. — A rabbi and two others were arrested for in connection to the human trafficking and prostitution of a minor, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said Monday. Rabbi Aryeh Goodman, 35, Gabriella Colon, 18, and Richard Ortiz, 23, have been charged in connection to the human trafficking and prostitution of a 17-year old girl from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief James Conroy of the East Brunswick Police Department. Officials said that Colon […]

  • Man falls to his death off Queens 7 train platform: police

    ELMHURST, Queens — A man fell to his death off an elevated 7 train platform in Queens Monday morning, according to police. Police said the man fell about 20 feet off the platform on 74th Street and Broadway and landed on the street around 2:06 a.m. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, officials said. Police are not yet sure if the victim fell or was pushed.

  • Woman killed in wrong way crash in New Jersey: police

    WOODBRIDGE, N.J. — A woman was killed in a wrong way crash on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey on Sunday night, according to New Jersey State Police. Officials said around 11:03 p.m., a Mazda was traveling north in the south lanes and collided head-on with a Nissan Sentra. Police said the driver of the Mazda, Shannon Whooley, was killed. She was 23 years old. The driver of the Nissan Sentra was taken to the hospital in serious condition, police […]

  • Man slashed in the face in Times Square: police

    TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan — A man was slashed in the face in Times Square on Sunday night, police said. It happened at 11:31 p.m. near the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue on Sunday, fire officials said. The victim got into a dispute with the suspected attacker before the slashing, according to police. The FDNY said the victim, believed to be in his 40s, was transported to a hospital. Police have a person in custody and have recovered the knife […]

  • Attempted rapist forces his way into Brooklyn woman’s apartment: police

    BENSONHURT, Brooklyn — The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in finding a man who forced his way into a Brooklyn woman’s apartment and attempted to rape her on Saturday. Police said the man followed the woman, 59, to the door of her apartment in a building located near 17 Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway around 1:20 p.m. He pushed his way inside, exposed himself, forced the victim onto her couch and attempted to rape her, according to police. Cops […]

  • Queens fire leaves one in critical condition: FDNY

    BAYSWATER, Queens — One person is in critical condition after a fire in the Bayswater section of Queens on Saturday, fire officials said. The FDNY said the fire broke out around 6:33 p.m. at a two-story private residence located at 14-77 Egmont Place and was under control by 7:33 p.m. One person was taken to a Rockaway hospital in critical condition, fire officials said.

  • Woman falls to her death from 5 story window in Harlem: police

    HARLEM, Manhattan — A woman fell to her death from a five story window in Harlem on Saturday, police said. Officers responded to a 911 call for a violation of an order of protection around 12:08 p.m. at a fifth floor apartment located on Lenox Avenue between West 114th and West 115th Streets. As police arrived, the woman, identified as 30-year-old Quanneisha Baskerville, fell from the window. EMS responded and took her to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, […]

  • Baby found dead inside trash can in Queens park: police

    ASTORIA, Queens  — Police found a dead newborn boy inside a trash can in Dutch Kills Playground in Queens on Saturday. Officials found the unresponsive infant wrapped in a plastic bag near 36 Avenue and Crescent Street around 10:48 a.m. The baby may have suffered from cardiac arrest, according to Associated Press. EMS responded and took the newborn to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  EMS took two others to the hospital, but it wasn’t clear whether they were connected to the […]

  • Man dead after being struck by stair that fell off fire escape in SoHo: police

    SOHO, Manhattan — A man is dead after he was struck by a stair that fell off a fire escape of a seventh story apartment in SoHo Friday afternoon, police said Saturday. The incident happened on Howard Street at Broadway in SoHo, near Little Italy, police confirmed around 1:40 p.m. The stair came loose when an engineer, hired by the building owner to inspect the building, stepped onto the fire escape. The piece of metal fell and struck two pedestrians walking on […]