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
  • 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 […]

  • Bronx food pantries in jeopardy as demand rises

    MORRIS HEIGHTS, the Bronx — The canned food was neatly stacked and the refrigerator was packed with fresh melons. The food pantry at BronxWorks’ Morris Heights location was stocked with food for its twice a month food giveaway Friday. But the men and women who rely on the food pantry may not realize the non-profit is in dire need of funds. “This helps me. The pantry helps me,” Carmen Mojer, 76, said as she relaxed in the senior center there. […]

  • NYPD commissioner says sorry for ’69 raid at Stonewall gay bar as he talks Pride Month security

    The NYPD police commissioner said he’s sorry. “The actions and the laws were discriminatory and oppressive and for that, I apologize,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill said Thursday. He was referring to the NYPD’s 1969 raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. “What happened should not have happened. The actions taken by the NYPD were wrong, plain and simple,” he said. The apology was made at the LGBTQ Pride Month Community Safety Briefing. The NYPD vowed to keep New Yorkers […]

  • 7-year-old boy grazed by bullet in the Bronx: police

    MOTT HAVEN, the Bronx — A child was shot in the Bronx Wednesday afternoon while walking with his grandmother, according to police. It happened in the vicinity of East 137th Street and St. Ann’s Avenue in Mott Haven around 12:39 p.m, FDNY officials said. Police said an unknown man wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark sweatpants fired a number of shots, from what they believe to be a revolver, toward the entrance of a nearby building. He then fled […]

  • Nassau County residents angry over JFK airplane noise, say it’s out of control

    Tri-State airports are some of the busiest in the country and people who move near them expect to hear the planes, but the community members of Floral Park on Long Island have said the JFK airplane noise has gotten out of control. According to Mayor Dominic Longobardi the planes fly overhead, “Every 30 seconds to 60 seconds to 90 seconds.” Mayor Longobardi is so fed up that he hosted a press conference on his front lawn. As Nassau County Legislator […]

  • Rockland County issues third state of emergency as measles crisis grows

    ROCKLAND, N.Y. — Rockland County officials have issued a third declaration of a state of emergency as the measles crisis in the country grows. The second declaration was due to expire May 25 at 11:59 p.m. The renewed state of emergency went into effect Sunday morning and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. June 24, 2019, according to Rockland County officials. “21,582 MMR vaccinations have been given in Rockland since October 2018. This number has increased by 4,624 since […]

  • NJ teen beaten by police emotional after judge delays decision to release him from jail

    MORRISTOWN, N.J. — The New Jersey teen, whose arrest and beating by Dover police went viral Sunday, was visibly emotional in court Thursday as a judge considered his release from county jail. Cyprian Luke, 19, has been jailed since the violent arrest, prompting a protest outside Dover Police Headquarters. “I’d ask your honor today, release Mr. Luke,” stated Elizabeth Cervenak with the Morris County public defenders office. Cell phone video shows Luke being punched repeatedly by Dover police as officers […]

  • City comptroller looks to create low-cost day care

    THE BRONX — Affordable, high-quality child care is out of reach to many working parents in New York City, but a new proposal may change that. “You make spreadsheets, right? You look at your neighborhood. You look at what everyone is charging,” Bronx resident Cynthia Carrion said. When her daughters were little, she did the math. It cost $500 a week for day care. It made life hard. She and her husband ended up asking a common question. “Can we […]

  • Statue of Liberty Museum opens to public

    ELLIS ISLAND — The new Statue of Liberty Museum opened to the public Thursday. Visitors are able to see up close Lady Liberty’s original torch and replicas of her foot and face. Lindsey Mayer was visiting from Dallas, Texas. “It’s just the feeling of pride and patriotism you get when you see things like this,” she said. Since 1886 Lady Liberty has shone as a beacon of freedom in New York’s harbor. And as the new $100 million museum opened, […]

  • Uber, Lyft drivers log off in protest for better pay

    New York City drivers working for ride hailing apps logged off Wednesday in protest of low wages. Uber, Lyft, Juno and Via drivers were urged to strike between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., the height of the morning rush. This comes as Uber prepares for its initial public stock offering. The company is valued at more than $90 billion. Driver Kevin Killelea decided not drive Wednesday morning. “They earn that all off the backs of the drivers. If it wasn’t […]

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