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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
  • Gov. Cuomo tours L train tunnel ahead of impending shutdown

    BROOKLYN — Gov. Andrew Cuomo went underground and toured the L train’s Canarsie Tunnel early Friday morning. L train construction work is expected to begin in April and is scheduled to last 15 months. Cuomo brought independent construction and engineering experts to see the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy’s saltwater in 2012. “The flood waters came in, the salt came in, the salt stayed,” Cuomo said. That salt has corroded electrical equipment and cement. “I wanted to make sure we […]

  • Cops responding to shots fired in the Bronx shoot man

    WAKEFIELD, the Bronx — Police responding to reports of shots fired in the Bronx shot a man, officials said. The gunman had shot another man on the scene in the arm around 7:45 p.m., police said. Plain clothes anti-crime officers doing a routine patrol heard the gunshots and spotted the man on White Plains Road between St. Ouen Street and Cranford Avenue. They identified themselves and told him not to move. The man pointed a gun at them and one of […]

  • Disabled girl not invited to ‘Fearless Girl’ unveiling at its new home

    The Fearless Girl statue has inspired people across the world. The 4-foot-tall bronze statue moved to its permanent home Monday. It now stares down the New York Stock Exchange. But 6-year-old Harper Oates, a little girl from Boston, wanted to be there for the unveiling. She wasn’t invited. Harper and her family first visited the statue last winter. “I couldn’t really get up on the platform,” she said. Paralyzed since birth, Harper depends on a wheelchair. A curb blocked her […]

  • Cyber flashers could face a year in jail under NYC bill

    Cyber flashing has become more and more common. People are using the iPhone AirDrop tool to send inappropriate pictures to other cell phone users nearby. “I almost dropped my phone just trying to get this image off of my phone,” Jean Bucaria told PIX11. She was riding the subway a few months ago when she was asked if she wanted to accept a picture via AirDrop. “All of a sudden this image just pops up of a man in a […]

  • Heavy rain, snow wreaks havoc on air travel across country

    NEW YORK — Rain and snow snarled air travel across the country Sunday and Monday. The rush of post-Thanksgiving travelers felt the brunt of the delays and cancellations. Snow wreaked havoc on the Midwest and Chicago was hit particularly hard. As the storm system moved east, the delays and cancellations cascaded to the East Coast. The Praznowski family was stuck in New York City after two different flights to O’Hare Airport were cancelled. “We were supposed to depart on Sunday,” […]

  • Boy with autism allegedly attacked on school bus by paraprofessional

    THE BRONX — A 9-year-old Bronx boy with autism is scared to get onto the school bus each morning. According to his parents, the paraprofessional assigned to help him on the bus, instead attacked him back on September 28. “I’m actually boarding the bus every morning with him, so he can feel safe to get to school,” mother Luz Perez said. Evan Lora takes a Department of Education contracted bus to his special school in Hawthorne every day. And while […]

  • School buses catch fire in Westchester parking lot

    ARMONK, N.Y. — Several school buses caught fire at a bus lot in Westchester County Friday night. Authorities responded to a call about a smoke condition at the Byram Hills Transportation Department school bus parking lot shortly after 7:30 pm. School vans in the lot were enveloped with fire, officials said. The fire started in one of the buses and spread to five others, consuming them in flames, according to authorities. The vans were parked in a row of the […]

  • Hundreds gather for interfaith service as Pittsburgh victims are buried

    MANHATTAN — As funerals began in Pittsburgh Tuesday for the 11 people slain at a synagogue over the weekend, memorial services continued throughout the country to support and pray for the grieving Jewish community. Hundreds of New Yorkers attended an interfaith service at Central Synagogue Tuesday evening. They lined up around the block, waiting to be allowed in. New Yorker Bob Wolk was almost in tears. “When you attack one, you attack us all,” he said. In addition to prayer […]

  • 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 […]