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Diana Rocco is a general assignment reporter at PIX11 News. While Diana has worked in several of the country’s top markets, she has always called the tri-state area home. Born in New Jersey but raised in Connecticut, she started her career at News12 The Bronx.

Diana comes to PIX11 after working mornings for WABC. Before that she was a fill-in anchor and reporter at KYW in Philadelphia.

While in Philly she extensively covered the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy that devastated the Jersey Shore.

Previously, Rocco has covered politics at CNN Newsource on the Hill during the debt ceiling crisis. She has also worked at WNYW, WCBS, WHDH and WFXT in Boston and WFSB in Hartford.


Recent Articles
  • Hammer attack: 1 killed, 2 injured at Brooklyn buffet

    SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn — One man is dead and two others injured in a Tuesday afternoon hammer attack in Brooklyn, police said. Authorities said 34-year-old Arthur Martunovich walked into the Seaport Buffet on Emmons Avenue near East 21st Street just after 5 p.m. and started striking employees with a hammer. Three victims, a 60 year-old male, a 50 year-old male, and a 34 year-old male were transported to the hospital. The 34 year-old victim, later identified as Fufai Pun, the buffet’s […]

  • NY pizzerias battle over secret sauce recipe

    It’s a controversy so good you can sink your teeth into it, spicy spring or the spicy pepperoni? They’re two popular slices at two different pizzerias and customers seem to go crazy for both. “If you do a coke pepsi challenge for me, put both in front of me, it would be really tough for me to tell the difference,” said food blogger Mike Chau. Dominic Morano from beloved Prince Street Pizza said that’s because Made in New York Pizza, […]

  • Man arrested after allegedly punching 2 kids while they waited for school bus in Brooklyn

    BROOKLYN — A homeless man has been arrested after police say he punched two kids in the face and head while they waited for the school bus in Brooklyn Tuesday morning. Charles Matthews, 26, is charged with three counts of assault, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of a weapon. It happened at 7:18 a.m. inside the Bushwick Houses on Flushing Avenue. A 9-year-old boy and his 16-year-old sister were waiting in the lobby of their building for […]

  • Man, 71, dead and 2 others injured in Upper West Side apartment fire

    UPPER WEST SIDE — A 71-year-old man is dead and two others injured after a heavy fire ripped through an Upper West Side apartment building on Monday, the FDNY said. The third floor of the nine-story building caught on fire shortly after 10 a.m. on 87th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues, officials said. A 71-year-old man was found unconscious and unresponsive inside one of the apartment units, and pronounced dead at the scene by EMS, according to police. Two […]

  • Man arrested after barricading himself in Brooklyn apartment; shots fired: NYPD

      PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn — A man has been arrested after barricading himself in a Brooklyn apartment Friday. Authorities responded to reports of shots fired at about 5:43 a.m. along Maple Street and Nostrand Avenue in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. According to police, an arrest warrant was issued for a man when shots were fired. No one was struck, cops said. The man, identified as 54-year-old Wilbert Bryant of Brooklyn,  barricaded himself in the apartment, and police responded to the scene. Bryant was […]

  • Cops search for tattooed man suspected of raping woman in Queens

    SOUTH OZONE PARK, Queens — Authorities are looking for the man accused of raping a woman in Queens. Police said George Persaud, 24, approached a 40-year-old woman in the South Ozone Park section of Queens on Dec. 30 at some time between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. He then allegedly displayed a fake firearm and forcibly moved her to a secluded area where he raped her. The victim was taken to the hospital for evaluation. Persaud is described to be […]

  • Nassau County cracking down on drunk driving for last weekend of 2018

    LONG ISLAND —  Nassau County Police are cracking down on drunk driving between now and the start of 2019. For the last weekend of 2018, police will double down on road patrols to make sure the public knows the danger. “Our message to all of you is don’t drink and drive,” Police Chief Kevin Smith said. “Use common sense .. call an Uber .. call a cab.” In 2017, 22 people were killed in drunk driving accidents in the county, […]

  • Man sexually assaults Bronx mom in front of her toddler, victim says

    EASTCHESTER, the Bronx — A man is being sought Monday after a woman says he sexually assaulted her in front of her 2-year-old child, who was in his crib. Police confirm a man entered an unlocked apartment at Light Street and Rombouts Avenue Sunday around 3:30 p.m. and attempted to sexually assault a 26-year-old woman. “He started screaming for me,” the woman said about her son. “He was like ‘mommy, mommy, mommy,’ then he said ‘help, help, help!’” The woman, who […]

  • 5 charged in death of Queens man linked to MS-13; may also be connected to Manhattan murder: police sources

    BAYSWATER, Queens— The five people charged in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a Queens park have links to the MS-13 gang and may be connected to a murder in Inwood, police sources said. Ian Cruz, 23, was found in Bayswater Point State Park on Dec. 16; he’d been shot multiple times in the head, according to court documents. Cruz was wearing only underwear and socks when he was found. A 14-year-old girl and a […]

  • 14-year-old among 5 people arrested in death of man found in bird sanctuary in Queens park

    BAYSWATER, Queens— Police have arrested four teens and one man in connection with the death of 23-year-old Ian Cruz, whose body was found in Bayswater Point State Park, police said Saturday. The first suspect, Elmer Guttierez, 18, has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon. The remaining four suspects have been charged with two counts of murder and two counts of criminal possession of  a weapon: Yonathan Sanchez, 22, Carlos Guerra, 18, suspect four is a 15-year-old male, and […]