Alicia Nieves is an Emmy award-winning reporter who joined PIX 11 News in April 2019. This is her first time reporting in the tri-state area, but she is not new to the region. Nieves is a proud native New Yorker who was born and raised in the Bronx. Joining PIX 11 fulfills a life-long dream to cover news that matters in her hometown.
Before joining the team, Nieves was a general assignment reporter for CBS in Philadelphia. There, she was part of the historical coverage of the city’s first-ever Super Bowl victory and was amongst the team of reporters who covered both of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trials. However, the story she connected to and covered the most, while is Philadelphia, was the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Hundreds of thousands of people in the Philadelphia region had no connection to loved ones on the island after the storm, including Nieves, so she went down there, reconnected loved ones on the island to those in Philadelphia and along the way, was also able to find her family. The collective coverage in Puerto Rico earned Nieves her first Emmy.
Nieves has also reported in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania for WNEP-TV and in Binghamton, NY for WBNG-TV. For her entire career, she has been passionate about telling stories that matter, in a way that matters. So feel free to reach out to her on social media, if you have a story idea in the tri-state area.
FAIRFIELD, NJ — A New Jersey mom and her two toddlers were walking in a park Thursday when suddenly they were attacked by a coyote. They were out for a walk Thursday evening at the Hollywood Avenue Park when another park visitor shouted that a coyote was following them. Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna said the coyote was described as “stalking” the woman as she pushed a stroller at the recreation area along Hollywood Avenue. The coyote bit the woman […]
HELL’S KITCHEN — New signs line a stretch of 11th Avenue in Manhattan, courtesy of the Department of Transportation, marking a new traffic-flow change that could interfere with your route. As of Tuesday, 11th Avenue from West 57th Street down to West 42nd Street has gone from a two-way street, to a one-way street, with drivers only being allowed to travel southbound on the west side avenue. According to the DOT, the permanent change was made to improve traffic flow […]
ARDSLEY, N.Y.— Two police officers were shot during a drug bust that ended in gunfire in Westchester County, Anthony Piccolino, Ardsley Chief of police said Tuesday. The two injured officers, one from Greenburgh Police and the other from Dobbs Ferry Police, were a part of a team of multiple police departments assisting the New York FBI in executing several out-of-state warrants at the Ardsley Acres Hotel Court at 560 Saw Mill River Rd around 11 p.m. when multiple rounds were […]
The cleanup begins after severe storms ripped through the tri-state area Sunday. Scattered showers and severe thunderstorms moved throughout the region Sunday, many taking cover from downpours and hail. The storms caused flight delays at area airports, and even forced Hot 97’s Summer Jam concert at MetLife Stadium to be delayed for a short time due to the threat of lightning at severe weather. The threat of severe weather eventually passed, allowing the concert to move forward. Saturated grounds were […]
New York City is one step closer to requiring all employees in the city get paid vacation or personal time. Back in January, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams proposed an expansion to the already in place Earned Wage and Sick Time law. The added paragraph to the law, also expected to be renamed, would require employers with more than 5 employees to give their employees one hour of personal or vacation time for every 30 hours […]
NEW YORK — Police have arrested the man accused of intentionally pulling emergency brakes on the subway. Isaiah Thompson was picked up at his residence and taken into custody early Friday after authorities received a tip from a sergeant familiar with him, cops said. “He’s known to the transit department,” according to authorities. Thompson had 17 arrests, with 16 of them within the transit system, police officials said. He faces charges of reckless endangerment and criminal trespass, police said. Thompson, […]
MANHATTAN — The NYPD released video of the man who has been pulling the emergency brakes on trains during peak commuting hours. The individual is described as a man, 20-to-30 years old with brown eyes and black hair. He is approximately 5 feet, 9 inches and weighs 160 pounds. In the video, he was last seen wearing a dark colored New York Yankees cap and a black Nike t-shirt with the words “swag don’t come cheap” on the front. The […]
MANHATTAN — The tradition of Fleet Week in New York City is kicking off Wednesday with the annual Parade of Ships through New York Harbor. The festivities kicked off with an 11-gun salute in the Fort Hamilton area of Brooklyn, as well as a flyover of a United States Coast Guard HC-144 plane. Today, starting at 07:20 AM, in honor of #FleetWeekNYC, the @USNavy will be conducting the Parade of Ships through NY Harbor. At 07:45 AM, there will be […]
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The South Korean pop sensation BTS finally invaded the Meadowlands this weekend. The group played to more than 50,000 fans at MetLife stadium in the first of two sold out concerts. The fans, who refer to themselves as the BTS ARMY, showed up hours before in anticipation. They spent the day partying in the parking lot and purchasing untold amounts of BTS merchandise. “It’s pretty surreal. I never thought I would be here, but I am […]
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Fans have stormed the city over the past couple of weeks as the group BTS has hit the city for various television performances. Tonight and tomorrow, those who bought tickets to the long-ago sold out shows at MetLife Stadium will get a three-hour BTS experience. Fans were seen outside the stadium Saturday afternoon already preparing for the 7:30 p.m. show with dancing to their favorite songs and purchasing merchandise. More than 50,000 people are expected to […]