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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
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  • Eric Garner’s family, supporters head to Washington as federal statute of limitations expires

    HARLEM, Manhattan — Family, friends and supporters of Eric Garner, the man who died following a confrontation with police in 2014, are gathering in Harlem today before heading to Washington, D.C. to continue to their fight for justice. The Right to Life Rally is meant to highlight the expiring statute of limitation against Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who put Garner in a chokehold that set into motion “a lethal sequence of events,” according to the medical examiner. In two days, the […]

  • Man shot in the head, killed in double shooting at East Harlem housing project

    EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — A man was killed and another was injured in a shooting at a NYCHA building in East Harlem early Monday. The shooting happened in a courtyard at the Wagner Houses at 120th Street near First  Avenue around 1 a.m. One of the men was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem. The other victim was shot in the torso and is expected to survive. A third man involved in the […]

  • Large patch of poison ivy found on Queens fence

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  • 11-year-old boy struck by stray bullet in Brooklyn shooting celebrates graduation in hospital

    CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — An 11-year-old Brooklyn boy missed his 5th grade graduation when he was struck by a stray bullet right after he got a haircut for the big day. But Monday, weeks after the June 20 shooting, New Bridges Elementary School brought the graduation to Jayden Grant at Maimonides Medical Center. “We were just devastated that it would happen to a member of our family, that it would happen to any child, especially in such a joyful moment,” […]

  • NYPD steps up security for Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks show

    NEW YORK — Millions of people are expected to watch the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks show in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn tonight. As the patriotic partiers crowd into viewing points, the NYPD is flooding the streets with cops. According to Chief of Department Terence Monahan, “No threats to this event, come down here. Millions of people are going to be here, come enjoy.” Hundreds of officers lined up on Water Street in Lower Manhattan Thursday afternoon, getting ready to […]

  • Local nurses fight to increase staffing levels

    Still wearing their scrubs, nurses rallied Wednesday outside Westchester Medical Center. They are fighting to increase staffing levels. “I bring attention to the short staffing every day to management here,” nurses’ representative Jayne Commisa said. But according to Commisa, the hospital is still understaffed and when there aren’t enough nurses there, the patients suffer. Westchester Medical Center is the only Level 1 trauma center in the Hudson Valley. Corinne Noonan works in the trauma unit. “And yes, we work short […]

  • Rare copy of Declaration of Independence draft on display at New York Public Library

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  • Man punches MTA worker in unprovoked subway station attack

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  • After crash, call for NYC to ban non-essential helicopters grows

    MANHATTAN — Monday’s Midtown helicopter crash was the latest in a long list of chopper crashes in and around Manhattan. Within hours lawmakers were calling for change, wanting to drastically limit the number of aircrafts that fly over New York City skies. “We have always heard concerns about flights over Manhattan. And on a day like today, where you can see what the weather is like, the thing I want to understand next is why is someone allowed to be […]

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