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
  • NJ Sen. Bob Menendez announces federal anti-robocall legislation

    If you are fed up with countless robocalls, help may be on the way. “These robocallers care about one thing, ripping you off. And the American people are sick and tired of it,” New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez said in Newark Friday. Menendez co-sponsored the TRACED Act, federal legislation aiming to shut down the illegal robocalls, currently making its way through the senate. According to Menendez’s office, there were more than five billion illegal robocalls nationwide in March. Hoboken resident […]

  • Police believe NJ high school baseball ‘hazing’ video was social media prank

    WEST NEW YORK, N.J. — A varsity baseball team in New Jersey is under scrutiny after a video surfaced of what looked like hazing. “This is outrageous. I have zero tolerance for this kind of behavior,” West New York Mayor Felix Roque said Thursday. According to West New York officials, a group of Memorial High School varsity baseball players bound, gagged and dragged a fellow player across the field at Miller Stadium on April 4. Mayor Roque was furious, demanding […]

  • Infant casting: How these Broadway babies are stealing the hearts of actors and the audience

    These babies made their Broadway debut at just 6 months old in the production The Ferryman. Now, they’re not just stealing the show, but also the hearts of both the actors and audience. Allison Kaden caught up with these tiny talents and their parents to see what it takes to make it on Broadway. Tickets for The Ferryman are available online to purchase. To find out how your baby can audition for a show, click here.

  • Measles outbreak: NYC threatens $1,000 fines for unvaccinated Williamsburg residents

    WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak centered in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and ordered mandatory vaccinations in the neighborhood. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the unusual order amid what he said was a measles crisis in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg section, where more than 250 people have gotten measles since September. Officials blamed the outbreak on “anti-vaxxers” spreading false information. The order applies to anyone living, working or going to school in […]

  • MTA’s facial recognition tech fails test; commuters concerned

    A Metropolitan Transit Authority pilot program in which facial recognition technology captures New Yorkers as they drive has failed, according to a new report. Billed as a way to target terrorists and criminals, the technology is supposed to see through windshields as people drive over bridges and through tunnels. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced it in July 2018. “It can see the face of the person in the car and run that technology against databases,” he said at the time. But […]

  • NY lawmakers call for eliminating religious exemptions for vaccinations

    As the measles outbreak grows, there is push in New York to end the religious exemption for vaccines. “I have seen kids die of measles. I don’t ever want to see that again,” Dr. Sheila Palevsky said. The doctor joined state lawmakers at a press conference Thursday to discuss legislation that would change state vaccine laws. Only people with valid medical conditions would be allowed to skip vaccines. Currently, there is a measles outbreak in the ultra Orthodox communities in […]

  • New state budget gives NY cancer patients insurance coverage for fertility preservation

    When Amanda Rice was diagnosed with cancer for the third time, doctors told her chemotherapy and radiation were necessary. “I knew at that point that I would never be able to have a baby after treatment,” Rice said. So she needed to act quickly and freeze her eggs. Treatment would likely make her infertile, but Rice’s insurance company declined to cover fertility preservation. She was told she wasn’t infertile yet. It was an infuriating loophole. Rice paid to freeze her […]

  • Pregnant MTA worker, sitting home on unpaid leave, sues the New York City Transit Authority

    A pregnant MTA worker, sitting home on unpaid leave, is suing the New York City Transit Authority. Crystal Young, 38, has severe form of morning sickness. It’s all day long and doesn’t go away. “During my first trimester I lost about 20 pounds because I was constantly throwing up,” Young said. For the past 18 years Young has worked for the New York City Transit Authority in the subway system. Most recently she has worked as a train conductor and […]

  • City vows to make new playground in Crown Heights safe for community despite recent gang activity

    CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — Children are flocking to a brand new playground in Crown Heights, but parents are fearing for their safety. “We don’t need to worry that a gang is going to come and shoot them,” concerned parent Monique Nieves said. Gunfire and gang violence have plagued the neighborhood near the new Stroud Playground and nearby PS 316. Katherine Frank’s 2-year-old daughter was enjoying the playground Friday evening. But two weeks earlier they missed a shooting by minutes. “There […]

  • Emotional heart attack victim wakes from coma, thanks LIRR riders who saved his life

    A man is alive today because good Samaritans jumped into action on a LIRR train. Back on Monday, March 18, East Norwich resident Bradley Wieboldt boarded a 7:47 a.m. train in Syosset. Only minutes later, he suffered a major heart attack. “It’s not lost on me that I should have died,”  Wieboldt said. Kelly O’Hara was sitting nearby. When Wieboldt made a few loud noises, she realized something was wrong. “I heard a bang and his head fell down the […]

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