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
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  • Sticky situation: New York City street signs covered with gum from tourists

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  • Home health aide company accused of threatening deportation when workers asked for unpaid wages

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  • 19 dogs, 35 cats rescued from Hurricane Dorian arrive at Long Island shelter

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  • NYC beaches close as Dorian brings dangerous surf

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  • Con Edison executives on the hot seat during city council hearing over summer blackouts

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  • 5-year-old girl dies after fence falls on her in Brooklyn

    BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — A Brooklyn family was devastated when a 5-year-old girl was crushed by a falling granite fence in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Alysson Pinto-Chaumana was visiting her uncle on Harman Street Thursday night when it happened. Surveillance video showed the moment Alysson walked up to the interior of the stone fence just before 9pm. It looks like the heavy granite pillars begin to fall before she reaches it. “Then I heard the screaming of the mother, ‘Saying, oh my daughter! […]

  • Cyclists say streets leading to new Koscuiuszko Bridge are dangerous

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  • New York law softening marijuana possession penalties goes into effect

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