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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
  • Inwood rezoning plan approved as furious residents throw fake money at council members in protest

    CITY HALL — Lawmakers ultimately passed the controversial Inwood rezoning proposal Wednesday after protests momentarily paused city council members with shouting and throwing fake dollars bills Eventually police cleared the balcony, but the demonstration continued outside. “We have to keep the integrity of the community, everything that makes Inwood great,” said Inwood resident Stephanie Frias. The controversial plan would reshape the upper Manhattan neighborhood during the next eight years. Council members, including Inwood’s own Ydanis Rodriguez, praise the plan. They […]

  • Protestors rally against Inwood rezoning plan, say it will price them out of neighborhood

    Protestors fighting against a proposal to rezone parts of Inwood marched through the neighborhood’s streets Monday night. At one point things got so heated, multiple protestors were arrested. They are concerned the Northern Manhattan neighborhood will loose affordable housing and small businesses. “What we want are guarantees, like iron clad guarantees, that we are going to have affordable housing for this neighborhood, not just a citywide lottery,” protestor Led Black said. And they directed much of their anger towards local […]

  • Man jumps out of restaurant freezer, attempts to stab employees at Sarabeth’s on UWS: police

    UPPER WEST SIDE — A man has died after he allegedly attacked employees at Sarabeth’s Restaurant on the Upper West Side on Sunday. Police said the incident happened at the restaurant’s Amsterdam Ave. and West 80th Street location at about 11 a.m. The man allegedly jumped out of the restaurant’s freezer and lunged at employees with a knife. “Away, Satan! Away,” he shouted, according to police sources. Employees were able to tackle the man onto the ground. Police said once […]

  • World Cup fever in New York City as France beats Croatia 4-2

    NEW YORK — Jubilant fans of the French soccer team cheered in New York City streets after the team took down Croatia in the World Cup final Sunday. French and Croatian natives gathered to root for their home teams in restaurants and bars across the city. In the end, France won 4 – 2. It would have been Croatia’s first World Cup final win. “France won! This is my family! This is my country!” Vinny Quinones said from Felix Restaurant […]

  • Celebrating NYC’s freshly rehabilitated waterways on City of Water Day

    MANHATTAN – New York City is surrounded by water, but for many decades those waterways have been polluted and unfit for recreation. However, that’s changing and the annual City of Water Day is trying to get the word out. “The wilderness of New York City is the estuary,” said Erik Baard, of HarborLAB, which is running kayaking lessons and tours on Saturday as part of City of Water Day. The Waterfront Alliance, the founder of the free event, has convinced New York […]

  • Attempted kidnapping of 4-year-old in Staten Island rattles neighbors

    MIDLAND BEACH, Staten Island — The NYPD on Monday is investigating an attempted abduction after they say a man tried to grab a child from a stroller in Staten Island. It happened at around 5:20 p.m. Saturday on Mapleton Avenue near Olympia Boulevard, authorities said. A mother was walking with her 4-year-old daughter inside of a stroller when a man allegedly pulled up in a Black Toyota Prius with Georgia license plates. The driver exited the vehicle, approached the two […]

  • Street renamed for NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia, 1 year after line-of-duty death

    THE BRONX — A year after NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia was gunned down in the line of duty, her legacy was remembered with a candelight vigil at midnight then a prayer service Thursday morning followed by a street renaming in her honor. Familia was sitting in a marked, RV-like command post shortly after midnight on July 5, 2017, as Fourth of July festivities were ending when, police said, Alexander Bonds fired a single shot into the vehicle, killing the 12-year veteran […]

  • NY Historical Society celebrates July 4 with reading of Declaration of Independence

    Families looking for a historical perspective of our Independence Day attended the New York Historical Society Wednesday. Visitors learned about what it took to create our freedom and then maintain it. Franklin Delano Roosevelt read the Declaration of Independence and World War II reenactors talked about the war effort and how it affected soldiers and society. JM Wasko was dressed as a sailor. “Just learning about those common experiences and getting to time travel back in time and step into […]

  • Protests grow over family separations at border

    ELIZABETH, N.J. — Protests are growing by the day as children are being separated from their parents if they cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally and are caught, and families in the tri-state are are being separated if officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) pick them up in a sweep. The Trump administration said it’s a deterrent and will stop illegal immigration, but opponents say it violates human rights. The Reformed Church of Highland Falls has been coming out every three weeks, […]

  • NJ teen in coma after being struck by hit-and-run driver

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — A New Jersey teen is fighting for his life after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver earlier this week. Cristian Valdez, 15, of Englewood, remained in the hospital Friday in a medically induced coma. Valez was found late Monday night, but it’s not known for how long he was lying in the road before he was discovered near Knickerbocker Road and Bilmar Place. His skateboard was by his side, authorities said. Police are still searching the […]