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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
  • Police searching for naked man peeping Tom in NJ town

    HILLSBOROUGH TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A naked peeping Tom has been spotted multiple times in Hillsborough Township, police said. The man wears a black cloth to cover his face and appears to be wearing a black wig. He was most recently seen on Meadowbrook Drive on Nov. 1, police said. He was captured on surveillance video and was seen by a resident in the home around 7 p.m. The naked peeping Tom was also seen on Sept. 14 on Triangle Road. There are two […]

  • Junior is honored on what would have been 16th birthday as bodega owners seek help in gang fight

    NEW YORK — Bodega owners across the city asked the NYPD to give them training in life saving techniques; their plea came Sunday on what would have been Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz’ 16th birthday. Guzman-Feliz was brutally killed by alleged members of the Trinitarios Gang at a Bronx bodega on June 20. The store workers in that case tried to hide the teen, but he was dragged back outside by the group and attacked with knives and machetes. “We open our stores every […]

  • Watch: NYPD cop sings Backstreet Boys over patrol car speakers

    EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan — An NYPD cop caught on camera belting out a Backstreet Boys classic from the driver’s seat of his patrol car is delighting the internet. Jordan Haskins spotted the officer singing “I Want it That Way” using the public address system of the car on Saturday in Manhattan. “The NYPD absolutely nailed it today,” he wrote. “So cool to see the humanity in our law enforcement. A small thing like this can really give you some hope in such […]

  • Catalina Cruz wins, will be first Dreamer to hold office in NY

    QUEENS — Democrat Catalina Cruz will be the first Dreamer to hold office in New York following her election win on Tuesday. She’ll hold an Assembly seat in Queens’ District 39. Cruz beat Assemblywoman Ari Espinal and Yonel Letellier Sosa in the primary elections. The Colombian-born Dreamer was raised in Queens after she came to the U.S. with her mother to escape a war-torn country. She grew up undocumented. When President Donald Trump was elected, she felt the causes she believed […]

  • Lucky NJ retiree wins $5M from Lottery, then wins twice more on the same day

    EDGEWATER, NJ — A retiree from New Jersey didn’t stop after he won $5 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket; he was still feeling lucky. Robert Stewart’s first lucky ticket was one of several he bought on Aug. 2, according to the NJ Lottery. He called his mom after he won and asked her if she was sitting down. “Oh my God,” she said after Stewart told her the news. Stewart decided to keep going after uncovering his $5 million prize. […]

  • 2 arrests made in shooting death of 17-year-old girl from Jersey City

    JERSEY CITY, NJ — Police arrested two people in the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl in Jersey City, prosecutors said Monday. Jade Saunders was killed by a gunshot wound to her upper body. She was a senior at Lincoln High School, according to the high school’s principal Chris Gadsden. Gadsden shared a photo of Saunders on his Facebook page. “Jade was supposed to enjoy this senior year with her friends at Lincoln and Renaissance,” he wrote. “Jade was trying her hardest […]

  • Video shows violent fight between Rikers inmate and correction officer

    NEW YORK — New video shows a violent dispute between a correction officer and inmate at Rikers Island jail facility for more than a minute without interruption. The correction officer is pulled to the floor and repeatedly punched in the face in what a jail source told PIX11 is the Robert Davoren complex. Other inmates were in the area but did not get involved. At one point, a trash can is thrown at the correction officer. After the fight, the […]

  • Mom hit by stray bullet while trick-or-treating with toddlers in the Bronx

    THE BRONX — A bullet remains lodged in a leg of a Bronx mom who was shot while trick-or-treating with her two toddlers  on Wednesday night. A second stray bullet in the shooting pierced a plastic bag hanging from her child’s stroller. The 37-year-old mother, who PIX11 is not identifying for the woman’s safety, is scared for her life and the lives of her children, ages 2 and 3. “I just looked at my leg and seen a hole in my […]

  • 14-year-old boy shot in the face in Brooklyn

    EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A teen was shot in the face in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon, police said. The victim is 14. He was shot at Nostrand Avenue and Hillel Place around 4:30 p.m. The teen was taken to a local hospital. He is not expected to die. Police are looking for a group of male suspects. No arrests have been made. It’s not yet clear what led up to the shooting.

  • 4 teens struck by vehicle, one airlifted to Long Island hospital

    ELMONT, NY — Four high school sophomores were struck by a vehicle in Elmont on Wednesday afternoon just after they left school, police said. Two of the victims – both girls  – were critically injured and one teen was airlifted to a local hospital, officials said. The other teens – a boy and a girl – suffered injuries that are not life threatening. They were hit around 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Elmont Road and Dutch Broadway. Four vehicles were […]