Aliza Chasan is a digital producer at PIX11 News. She’s an award-winning journalist with a background in crime and local politics coverage.

Aliza has been published in The New York Daily News, Inside Edition, DNAinfo, Daily Voice, City Limits, Voices of New York, The Bensonhurst Bean, Sheepshead Bites, Park Slope Stoop and The Jewish Link of New Jersey.

She earned a master’s degree in journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2015.

Recent Articles
  • Bronx dad arrested in connection to son’s death was previously charged for injuring baby daughter

    MOTT HAVEN, the Bronx — This week he told investigators he “got frustrated” and threw his son to the ground, according to court documents; in 2015, he allegedly told police he “was getting frustrated” and dropped his infant daughter. Christian Rodriguez’s 1-month-old son Aiden Rodriguez died from his injuries. He suffered fractures to his skull, an acute subdural hemorrhage, a scattered left acute subarachnoid hemorrhage, a midline shift of the brain and bruising to both sides of the head. “I […]

  • Teen allegedly steals cab in NYC for trip to Six Flags, gets caught while napping

    ROCHELLE PARK, NJ — A teenager who allegedly stole a cab in New York drove to New Jersey, intending to go to Six Flags, but was arrested after he pulled over for a nap, police said. The yellow cab was spotted on the side of the road in Rochelle Park around 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, officials said. The responding officer found 19-year-old Jonathan Gualpa asleep in the back of the taxi. He was woken up and taken into police custody. […]

  • Dad charged in connection to son’s death ‘threw’ baby ‘to the ground face first’

    MOTT HAVEN, the Bronx — The Bronx dad charged in connection to his 1-month-old son’s death told investigators he got angry and threw the baby boy to the ground, court documents show. Christian Rodriguez, 24, was arraigned Wednesday on assault charges. Aiden Rodriguez, who was just 1-month-old, had several fractures to his skull. His dad said he first bumped his baby’s head accidentally. Then the child started to cry and “wouldn’t stop.” “I got angry and threw Aiden to the […]

  • Police bust man who allegedly killed NJ elementary school teacher in hit-and-run

    LINDEN, NJ — Police arrested a man who allegedly fatally struck an elementary school teacher in Linden, drove away and covered up the evidence. Ibn Collins, 39, was out for birthday drinks on Jan. 20 and allegedly hit 35-year-old teacher Meghan Crilly when he drove from a Kenilworth bar to Linden, police said. Collins did not slow down or stop. He allegedly took his Jeep to the auto body shop where he worked and repaired his car to cover up […]

  • 2 dead after vehicle crashes through railing, into water at Hudson Park

    NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Two people were killed when a vehicle crashed through railing and plunged into the water at Hudson Park on Tuesday afternoon, police said. Police divers pulled the driver from the submerged vehicle just before 3 p.m., but didn’t realize someone else was inside the vehicle, officials said. The unconscious and unresponsive driver, later identified as 74-year-old Ralph Simpson, was treated at the scene and was rushed to Montefiore Hospital in New Rochelle, but did not survive. […]

  • Man, 21, gunned down near Brooklyn playground

    EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A 21-year-old man was gunned down in East New York on Tuesday evening, police said. He was shot repeatedly in the torso behind 666 Elton Street, which is near Linwood Playground. The man was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. No arrests have been made. Police have not yet released the man’s name or any information on the shooter. Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS […]

  • Teen stabbed in the back with broken umbrella after fight at Bronx Burger King

    MORRIS PARK, Bronx — A teenager was stabbed in the back during a fight in the Bronx on Tuesday, police said. The victim, 19, was attacked around 3 p.m. on White Plains Road. The fight had started at a Burger King and spilled out onto the street, witnesses said. The teen was beaten with an umbrella and stabbed with the wooden handle after it broke off. A witness told PIX11 she was in a car when she spotted the beatdown […]

  • Measles alert issued for people who traveled through Newark Airport in early March

    NEWARK, NJ — People who were in Newark Liberty International Airport this month may have been exposed to someone with measles, health officials warned Monday. A traveler with a confirmed case of measles flew into Terminal C at the airport from Aruba on March 4, officials said. The individual may have also traveled to other areas of the airport. Anyone who was in the airport on March 4 around 9 p.m. or on March 5 around 9:30 a.m. may have […]

  • Man beaten in Long Island Applebee’s bathroom, another man stabbed

    VALLEY STREAM, NY — Four people were arrested after an argument at a Long Island Applebee’s restaurant got violent on Saturday night, police said. Daryl Russell, 28, and Hugh Stewart, 27, argued with Jonathan Garcia, 24, and Jesse Bulla, 24, officials said. Shortly after that, Russell was followed into the bathroom by Garcia and Bulla. Garcia and Bulla allegedly repeatedly punched Russell, then left the bathroom, police said. When Russell and Stewart tried to leave the restaurant, the situation escalated […]

  • Police ask for help identifying dead man whose body was found floating in water off Brooklyn

    SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn — Police released pictures of a man’s tattoos on Sunday, hoping the photos would help someone identify the man. The man, who’s believed to be in his 30s, was found floating in the near near 58th Street and Brooklyn Army Terminal on Wednesday, police said. His remains were decomposed. Police described the man as being 6 feet tall. He was wearing a red Casio G-Shock watch and yellow and black sneakers. The man also had a money bag […]

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