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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
  • Fire rips through Weehawken apartment complex

    WEEHAWKEN, New Jersey — A fire ripped through an apartment complex in Weehawken, New Jersey Tuesday morning. A team of firefighters was spotted on the roof battling the flames. There are several holes on the roof with smoke emitting. Firefighters also appeared to be spraying water through the roof from hoses inside the building. Fire rips through apartment complex in Weehawken — Jim E Chandler (@JimEChandler) November 21, 2017 PIX11 is streaming live from the scene.  

  • Iranian national charged with hacking HBO, stealing ‘Game of Thrones’ scripts: FBI New York

    NEW YORK — The FBI will announce charges Tuesday against an Iranian national for hacking the servers of Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO), stealing data – including scripts of the popular television series “Game of Thrones” – and attempting to extort $6 million worth of the digital currency bitcoin from the company. Behzad Mesri, also known online as Skote Vahshat, is an Iran-based computer hacker, the U.S. District Court Southern District of New York stated in an indictment. He has worked […]

  • Armed robbers caught on camera in Harlem: police

    HARLEM, New York — The search is on for three individuals caught on surveillance video in connection to two armed robberies in Harlem, police say. The first incident was reported to police on Saturday, Nov. 18 at about 4:40 a.m. near the intersection of West 129th Street and St. Nicholas Terrace. According to police, three unidentified individuals approached a male victim, 44. One of the individuals displayed a silver firearm and demanded the victim’s money, police say. The trio allegedly took […]

  • Bronx man found shot dead in suspected ‘lovers’ quarrel,’ male person of interest sought: police

    WOODSTOCK, The Bronx — Police discovered a dead man with a gunshot wound to the head in an apartment on the intersection of St. Ann’s Avenue and East 158th Street just after 3:30 p.m. on Monday; they have ruled the death a homicide and say that it appears to be the result of a “lovers’ quarrel.” According to police, the victim, 33, was found dead in the bedroom by his boyfriend when he arrived home. EMS arrived and pronounced the […]

  • 9-year-old cancer patient who requested cards for his last Christmas passes away

    PORTLAND, Maine — Jacob Thompson, the 9-year-old cancer patient whose request for Christmas cards went viral, passed away on Sunday. His family announced the sad news on their Jacob Thompson’s Journey Facebook page, where they had been sharing the young boy’s four-year battle with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer that commonly affects children ages five or younger. “Every year, 800 new children are diagnosed with neuroblastoma in the United States alone. It is tragic, and more research and resources are […]

  • NYPD sergeant pinned by car while responding to shooting in the Bronx: sources

    BELMONT, The Bronx — An NYPD sergeant  was pinned by a car while responding to a shooting in the Bronx Saturday night, police sources say. Sergeant Laura Barbato was chasing an armed suspect around 9 p.m. when she was pinned against a wall by a car at 2271 Washington Ave. She suffered broken bones and was taken to St. Barnabas hospital. The suspect Barbato was pursuing reportedly shot himself by accident and is in police custody. He is expected to survive. […]

  • Police chase ends in crash with MTA bus and 8 injuries in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn: sources

    CLINTON HILL, Brooklyn — A car being pursued by cops crashed into an MTA bus and two other cars, sources say. Just before 4 p.m. on Saturday, plainclothes police officers initiated a car stop in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. The car reportedly did not stop for the cops and took off. The driver drove through a red light, according to police. The car hit an MTA bus and two other cars before striking plastic cones on the median. […]

  • Mother of teen accused in fatal Bronx school stabbing: ‘We’ve been praying’

    THE BRONX, New York — The mother of 18-year-old Abel Cedeno, the teen accused of stabbing a classmate to death at a Bronx high school, spoke out Wednesday as her son appeared in court for the first time. “We’ve been praying, praying a lot, going to church and trying to get this little by little,” Luz Hernandez said. Her son allegedly brought a 3-inch switchblade and fatally slashed and stabbed Matthew McCree, 15, and inflicted multiple slash wounds to Ariane Laboy, 16, in a […]

  • Father of Long Island teen killed in hit-and-run speaks out

    LEVITTOWN, Long Island —The father of Taranjit Parmar, the 18-year-old girl killed in a hit-and-run in Long Island, spoke out for the first time Saturday. Ranjit Parmar said he was blessed to have a daughter like Taranjit, who was a dental student at Adelphi University. “She bore all the responsibility to carry the family, carry her education. I always told everybody who would listen to me, if you’re going to have a daughter, this is the one,” he said while fighting back tears. […]

  • Maltese puppy worth $2,500 stolen from Bay Shore mall

    BAY SHORE, New York — A 9-week-old Maltese puppy worth $2,500 was stolen from American Dog Club at the Westfield South Shore Mall in Bay Shore, Suffolk County police said Saturday. Store manager Annmarie Mancuso said a man and a woman opened the dog’s cage and the man carried the puppy out of the store “like a football” at about 2:40 p.m. Staff ran up to her and told her what happened. “I ran after them into [the] parking lot but they were gone,” Mancuso […]