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
  • Puppy found with ‘severe wounds all over his tiny body’ in NJ; rescuers suspect he was lit on fire with blowtorch

    NEW JERSEY — A “sweet and loving” puppy had emergency treatment after he was rushed to Oradell Animal Hospital with “severe wounds all over his tiny body,” Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc wrote on Facebook. Someone spotted Tyler and another dog on fire a week ago. The person attempted to treat the the 3-month-old puppy’s wounds, but Tyler’s condition deteriorated. Officials with the animal rescue believe Tyler was lit on fire with a blowtorch. They don’t know what happened to the […]

  • At least 4 — including 8-year-old girl — dead as snow, icy conditions hit Northeast, South

    Snow, brutal cold and icy conditions have caused at least four deaths. An 8-year-old girl was killed in in a multi-vehicle crash in Kansas, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. A driver lost control on an icy highway, crossed the center line and hit the SUV the girl was in. Another vehicle also rear-ended the SUV. Three people were killed in a two-car crash in Michigan, according to the Eaton County Sheriff’s Department. Two women, ages 81 and 64, and […]

  • NYPD handcuffs another churro vendor in Brooklyn subway station

    BROOKLYN — A woman selling churros was handcuffed in a Brooklyn subway station Monday morning shortly before New Yorkers protested over policing in the subway system. The protest came in the wake of a similar incident on Friday when a churro vendor was handcuffed by four officers in a Brooklyn subway station. Both women received summonses from the NYPD.  Mayor Bill de Blasio defended the officers in video posted to Twitter by Yoav Gonen with The City. De Blasio said […]

  • A woman called a friend to say she was in a shootout in October, police say. She hasn’t been seen since

    A Michigan woman called her friend to say she was involved in a shootout with two men in October, police said. She hasn’t been seen since. Adrienne Quintal, 47, called a family friend at 2:34 a.m. on October 17 asking for help, the Benzie County Sheriff’s Office said. She told her friend she had shot one man in the face and the other man was shooting at her, according to the sheriff’s office. She asked the friend to call police […]

  • Teen, 16, shot in the abdomen in Brooklyn

    CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A teenager was shot in the abdomen in Brooklyn on Sunday night, police said. The victim, 16, was shot on McKeever Place around 7:45 p.m., an NYPD spokesman said. He was taken to a local hospital. The teen is not cooperating with police. An NYPD official described the shooter as a man in his 20s. He’s believed to be about 5 feet, 4 inches tall. The man has a slim build. Witnesses said he fled toward […]

  • Supervised Release program expansion means fewer New Yorkers will be going to jail

    NEW YORK — Jail or bail haven’t been the only options for New Yorkers accused of crimes since the 2016 launch of the Supervised Release program and now the program will be expanded, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday. It will get $7 million in funding from the city council and $100 million from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s office, the mayor said. “With the lowest rate of incarceration of any major city, New York City is proving you don’t need […]

  • Video: 81-year-old man reading a newspaper kicked from behind in the Bronx, knocked to the ground

    FORDHAM HEIGHTS, the Bronx — Shocking video shows the moment a man attacked in the Bronx, knocking the 81-year-old victim to the ground. The victim was on Jerome Avenue near North Street reading a newspaper on Thursday morning when a man walked up from behind, police said. Video shows the attacker kick the man. The victim’s newspaper fell on the ground beside him. The 81-year-old man’s shoulder and wrist were injured in the attack. Police have asked for help identifying […]

  • Fidencio Sanchez, a beloved popsicle salesman who charmed the world, has died

    Fidencio Sanchez, Chicago’s beloved paleta salesman whose indefatigable work ethic and generous heart charmed residents, died this week. He was 92. His friend Joel Cervantes Macias, as well as Manny Martinez of Martinez Funeral Home, confirmed his death to CNN. Dulce Sanchez, Fidencio’s granddaughter, confirmed his death to the Chicago Tribune. For years, Sanchez shuffled up and down the streets of Chicago’s Little Village with a freezer cart full of popsicles. Orphaned at 6 months, he worked to support himself […]

  • Local officials question why ‘we couldn’t find one qualified black or Latino to run the NYPD’

    NEW YORK — NYPD First Deputy Commissioner Benajamin Tucker was disappointed that he was passed over for the role of commissioner when James O’Neill announced his resignation and he wasn’t the only one disappointed with the decision. Mayor Bill de Blasio chose Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea to replace O’Neill. His decision was quickly questioned by some New Yorkers who didn’t understand why a person of color — like Tucker — wasn’t chosen. “At a time when the relationship between […]

  • Little boy decides to use his birthday money to give his teacher a ‘pay raise’

    Nine-year-old boys usually spend their birthday money on toys or video games, but one Florida boy decided to do something different. Parker Williams got $15 for his birthday and instead of buying something for himself, he decided to give his teacher at Gorrie Elementary in Tampa a pay raise. “I think more people should be nice because it’s a nicer thing to do than being mean,” Williams told CNN affiliate WFLA. “I think she’s a really kind teacher…and she spends […]

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