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.

Recent Articles
  • NYC Youth Aviation Camp receives $20,000 in funding

    BROOKLYN — The city’s first ever youth aviation summer camp received some major funding Tuesday. United Youth Aviators, run by the non-profit ‘The Young Airmans Association’, was presented with a check of $20,000 from Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams and NYC Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel. “We always tell our young people to ‘reach for the stars’ that ‘the sky is the limit’, they are literally in the sky,”said Ampry-Samuel. Youth Aviators was created by Winston Faison, Milton Davis Sr. and […]

  • Search resumes for swimmer who went missing in the Bronx

    BRONX — Search and rescue teams continued their search Friday morning for a swimmer who went missing under the Throgs Neck Bridge. Emergency crews were called to the scene around 7 p.m. Thursday when a 46-year-old man was reported missing from a boat. Video from the Citizen app showed authorities conducting the search. The man was said to have gone into the water, went under and never came back up. A 40-year-old woman who was in the boat called 911, […]

  • Raucous celebrations erupt after Puerto Rico governor steps down. But uncertainty lies ahead

    Weeks of fury and protests gave way to celebrations and fireworks as Puerto Rico’s embattled governor announced he’ll step down. But the widespread jubilation was quickly tempered by a sobering reality: No one’s sure what’s next for the US territory. And as Gov. Ricardo Rosselló prepares to announce his successor, some say the woman next in line — Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez — would be just as problematic. “We don’t want her, either,” said Manuel Capella, a doctor from Arecibo. “We’d keep protesting.” Protesters revel […]

  • Vulnerable neighborhoods in NYC brace for excessive heat

    NEW YORK — “Heat is often an under-estimated disaster and can be deadly.” That’s what the head of New York City’s Office of Emergency Management reminded everyone earlier this week as the tri-state area braces for excessive heat this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the tri-state area. The warning is in effect from Friday at noon until 8 p.m. Sunday. Temperatures are expected to feel around 105 degrees on Friday and 110 degrees on […]

  • Flooding, outages across the tri-state as NY, NJ suffer remnants of Barry

    The entire tri-state area dealt with flash floods and power outages Wednesday night during thunderstorms that carried the remnants of Hurricane Barry into the area. The severe storms came in the middle of a week of wild weather in the area, with temperatures regularly into the 90s. There’s a chance it could hit 100 degrees this weekend in an expected heat wave. In the city, Con Edison initially reported 5,886 customers without power across the five boroughs Wednesday at 10 […]

  • 116th Giglio Festival celebrated in Brooklyn

    WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — The 116th annual Giglio feast is underway in Williamsburg after some difficulties connected to changing demographics in the neighborhood. The Giglio Feast, a tradition that came to New York from Italy in 1903, involves lifting a towering Giglio statue, according to Giglio lieutenant Neil Dellamonica.  Many Italians have moved out of the neighborhood and organizers didn’t have enough people to lift the giant Giglio. “For years there was a waiting list to be involved because we had […]

  • Immigrants on alert: protests, outreach ahead of ICE raids

    ELIZABETH, N.J. — Immigrant advocacy groups have been slammed all day with outreach phone calls to families. “We are working furiously to make sure everyone is informed of their rights in advance of this weekend’s planned raids,” said Sara Cullinane, an attorney with Make the Road New Jersey. This is the first massive raid planned to target families who have recently arrived in the U.S. Cullinane said they are preparing migrants by making sure they have a safety plan in […]

  • Trump says nationwide immigration raids set to begin Sunday

    WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump says a nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting people who are in the United States illegally will begin Sunday. The sweep has sparked outrage and concern among immigrant advocates. It’s set to target people with final orders of removal, including families. Trump says Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are focusing on criminals. He says authorities are specifically looking for those he calls “bad players.” But he says the operation also is targeting people who came into […]

  • Police investigating triple shooting in Brownsville

    BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — Three people were rushed to the hospital after being shot in Brooklyn Friday evening. The shooting happened just before 6 p.m. near 421 Chester St., in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn at an apartment complex. Sources say two men and one woman were shot. They are not being further identified. Authorities say the gunfire came from the courtyard of the Marcus Garvey apartments. Investigators are still trying to determine what sparked the sudden shooting. All three victims […]

  • NYPD increases officers in attempt to make subways safer

    NYPD transit announced additional officers and specific neighborhood community officers, as an ongoing effort to make the subway system safer. This is in addition to the 200 officers Gov. Cuomo promised. According to NYPD and transit officials, straphangers will now see the same “NCOs” at each station along with a station manager. The collective NCO teams and station managers will be able to better communicate issues at their stations and the hope is they get to know the community better […]

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