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Allison Kaden joined PIX 11 News in 2004. Previously she was an anchor and reporter at News 12 Networks, starting at News 12 The Bronx in 2000.

As a young reporter Kaden covered September 11th, 2001 and the dark days that followed the terrorist attack. Only weeks before September 11th, she was in Israel following a group of New Yorkers when a terrorist attack in Jerusalem injured several people she was covering. She was the only local New York reporter in Israel covering the attack.

As part of PIX 11 News, Kaden has covered a variety of stories including the 2005 tour boat accident on Lake George; the deadly 2011 Christmas Day fire in Stamford, Connecticut and she was one of the first on the scene for the tragic July 4th, 2012 boating accident on the Long Island Sound. Kaden covered Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath from New Jersey, Long Island, Staten Island and Queens.

Kaden has been nominated for several New York Emmy awards and won in 2007 as part of PIX 11′s team coverage of the 2006 explosion of an Upper East Side townhouse. She received special mention in 2005 from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association for her coverage of a helicopter crashing into the East River after taking off from the 34th street heliport.

In addition to the hard and harrowing news of the day, Kaden loves to cover the lighter side of life. She’s donned a wedding dress for the annual running of the brides, given viewers a backstage look at Broadway and hit the red carpet for television and film premieres.

Kaden has a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Tulane University. She earned a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She also studied photography at American University of Paris.

Recent Articles
  • 2 men in white van sought for possible attempted luring of young girl in Clifton

    CLIFTON, N.J. — Two men are being sought for an attempted child luring in New Jersey, Clifton Police Department officials said Thursday. The men allegedly tried to lure a 13-year-old girl from her home in the Albion neighborhood. “The white van, you know, I don’t want to call it a myth because it’s actually a real thing,” the 8th grader’s mother told PIX11 News. The family is still scared, so PIX11 is not revealing their identity or where they live. The […]

  • Westchester synagogue rallies in support of custodian facing deportation

    MT. KISCO, N.Y. — Westchester County synagogue members are rallying behind their custodian who is an undocumented immigrant and sits in an upstate jail awaiting an immigration hearing. “Armando in every sense he was one of the good guys. He is one of the good guys,” Bet Torah president Carol Siege said. Pictures of Armando Rojas are plastered all over the Mt. Kisco synagogue. He worked as a custodian there for 20 years. The community was devastated to learn that […]

  • Lawmakers push for lactation rooms for nursing moms in New York

    NEW YORK — Re-entering the workforce for new mothers can be daunting, especially if they are breast feeding because many moms have no place to pump their milk while they work, but the City Council’s Committee on Women passed a package of legislation Monday that aims to change that. “As a society we often fall short when it comes to supporting parents and caregivers,” City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal said. Many women have had to resort to pumping in the bathroom. […]

  • Public meeting on marijuana legalization held in Queens

    JAMAICA, Queens — It’s time to talk about marijuana. New York State wants to hear your views. A series of listening sessions have come to New York City and Monday night New Yorkers were able to sound off in Jamaica, Queens. Philip McManus, a retired NYPD officer, was forcefully against legalization. He said, “You’ve already decided that you want to poison our children. You want to make money on our children.” People lined up to take their turn at the […]

  • Manhattan DA to dismiss more than 3,000 marijuana cases

    MANHATTAN — Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is expected to appear in court Wednesday to dismiss more than 3,000 marijuana cases in the borough. Although marijuana is still illegal in New York, local leaders are working to vacate marijuana cases, with some dating back to the late 1970s. The dismissal eliminates consequences of violation and misdemeanor warrants for thousands of New Yorkers caught with marijuana. Outstanding warrants can affect applications to jobs, homes and education. Vance announced this summer his […]

  • NY task force deployed to the Carolinas as potentially catastrophic Florence strengthens

    NEW YORK — As Hurricane Florence appears to be on a collision course with the East Coast, residents living along the coastline in the Carolinas and Virginia are preparing to evacuate and New York first responders are preparing to head south to lend their support. New York Task Force One, comprised of NYPD and FDNY members, will be departing for Kinston, North Carolina, early Tuesday morning. Officials said 82 members and six search and rescue dogs are being sent to […]

  • Alleged MS-13 gang member arrested for murder of two Long Island teens: police

    ROOSEVELT, N.Y. — Another alleged MS-13 gang member is now behind bars on Long Island, according to police. Kevin Lopez-Morales, 20, of Roosevelt was arrested and charged with two counts of murder in the second degree. He is accused of killing two teenagers with other gang members. Lopez-Morales had no comment as cops walked him out of Nassau County Police Headquarters. He was arraigned Friday morning in Nassau County District Court in Hempstead. “When we confronted him while he was […]

  • Thousands flock to NYC Pools and beaches to celebrate Labor Day

    Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. But there are some final hurrahs. Intermediate and Olympic-sized pools operated by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation will remain open through Sunday, September 9th. Beaches were packed all weekend due to the hot and sunny weather. Lifegaurds are off-duty after this holiday. At Coney Island, kids savored the last few hours of freedom.  Most schools are back in session by Wednesday. “We need another week. We had too much rain,” […]


    New marijuana policy to go into effect in NYC on Saturday

    NEW YORK — The NYPD’s previous policy on marijuana will be going up in smoke Saturday, when a new rule will go into effect that allows most people caught with a small amount of the drug to be issued a summons instead of being handcuffed and arrested. “I think they should have done this 20 years ago,” Hoshaine Novle said in Washington Square Park Friday. Marijuana is not legal in New York state, but the de Blasio administration said the […]

  • What’s next for Hoboken’s water mains

    HOBOKEN, NJ — The City of Hoboken is spending millions of dollars to upgrade its aging water mains, but it’s not happening fast enough to stop the breaks. There have been 18 so far this summer. Hoboken and Suez, the water utility, blame each other for the problems. Residents are fed up. “I know it takes time, but we haven’t even really heard a plan of when this is all going to be happening, when it’s going to be finished,” […]