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
  • Rockland County declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

    ROCKLAND, N.Y. — Rockland County declared a countywide State of Emergency in connection to the ongoing measles outbreak. Effective midnight, Wednesday Mar. 27, anyone under the age of 18 and unvaccinated against measles will be barred from public places until they receive the MMR vaccination or when the declaration expires in 30 days. The declaration was issued under the New York State Executive Law. There have been 153 confirmed reported cases of measles in the county as of Tuesday, Rockland […]

  • New guidelines released for feeding babies new foods

    NEW YORK — It’s a very common worry for new parents — when do I give my baby peanuts or other highly allergic foods? The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new guidelines. Babies can try infant-safe forms of peanuts as early as 4 to 6 months of age. This early introduction reduces the risk of an allergy. Dr. Purvi Parikh, an allergist with NYU Langone Health, said she agrees with the new guidelines, noting there are two major exceptions. […]

  • Fire destroys popular midtown Mediterranean restaurant

    A fire gutted a popular midtown Manhattan restaurant and damaged an upstairs mosque early Wednesday morning. According to the FDNY, the fire began at 154 East 55th St. just before 5 a.m. on Wednesday. Galal Issa, the manager of Omar’s Mediterranean Cuisine, said two workers were preparing for the day when they noticed smoke. Soon after, there were flames. Upstairs at the Islamic Society of Mid Manhattan, the Imam and the mosque secretary were getting ready for early morning prayers. […]

  • NYC nurses authorize hospital strike if negotiations fail

    NEW YORK — Nurses from three major New York hospitals could go on strike in two weeks, members of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) announced Monday at a rally outside Mount Sinai Hospital on the Upper East Side. Members of NYSNA said Monday that the strike will commence on Tuesday, April 2, if hospital management does not address their concerns Should the strike happen, it could affect more than 10,000 nurses across the Montefiore Medical Center, New York—Presybyterian […]

  • Mt. Vernon officials blame each other after garbage truck crashes into home

    MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon officials fought Wednesday about who is responsible for the Westchester city’s aging fleet of sanitation trucks. Some are too old and dangerous to be on the road. On Tuesday, a malfunctioning truck crashed into a car and home on Elm Avenue. No one was injured but it lead the Department of Public Works to examine the fleet of 16 trucks. City officials said only 4 are safe to use for garbage pick up Thursday. “It […]

  • Daylight Saving Time increases drowsy driving dangers

    As we approach Daylight Saving Time, a reminder we will spring ahead and lose an hour of sleep this coming weekend. And while that means warmer days are ahead, it’s also a time when people are more likely to drive while they are tired. According to Chevy Safety Engineer Maureen Short, “It really is a form of impaired driving.” To demonstrate what it’s like to drive drowsy, Chevy set up a driving course at Citi Field Tuesday. The driver wears […]

  • Parts of Westchester hit with 11 inches of snow

    An early March snowstorm fizzled in New York City, but it packed a punch for parts of Westchester County. According to the National Weather Service, the Hamlet of Armonk in North Castle got 11 inches of snow, the most in the county. North Castle’s Highway Department, on a 24-hour shift, began treating the roads Sunday afternoon. Crews worked through the overnight hours to clear the roads. “It’s not easy. We have a lot of cold spots. You have to pay […]

  • Bicyclist killed by hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn

    WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — Police were searching Friday for the driver of a silver tanker truck that killed a cyclist in Williamsburg late Thursday night. According to the NYPD, the 25-year-old woman was riding a bicycle eastbound on Broadway between Marcy Avenue and Rodney Street when she was hit by the truck. Local residents and workers told PIX11 News, it gets dark under the elevated train and even late at night there are a lot of speeding vehicles. “It is pretty […]

  • 3 children, 1 adult bitten by dog in New Jersey

    NEWARK, N.J. — A German Shepherd in Newark has been taken away from its owner after it got loose and bit three children and an adult Thursday morning. Witnesses said the dog, which is normally at Rene’s Motor Car Sales nearby, left the property and began running up and down Broadway, near Elwood Avenue, at about 8 a.m., when children were walking to school. “A German Shepherd ran right out of the gate. I don’t know who the left the […]

  • Police search for vandal who stole religious statue from Brooklyn church and dumped in the trash

    PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn — Police are looking for the vandal who stolen a beloved religious statue out of a Brooklyn church and dumped it in the trash. According to the Brooklyn Archdiocese, Our Lady of Cisne was stolen from its pedestal inside Saint Thomas Aquinas Church on Wednesday, February 20. A man walked in off the street late morning, took it and then threw it in a trash can across the street on 4th Avenue. “It has been very distressing,” […]

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