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.
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 […]
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 […]
CLINTON HALL, Brooklyn — Police are looking for the man accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint inside a Brooklyn office Friday evening. At about 5:45 p.m., an unidentified man entered the ‘Ken Marble Inc.’ business on Flushing Avenue in Clinton Hill through an open front door, said police Once inside, he pointed a silver revolver at a 53-year-old woman and demanded money, said cops. The man forcibly took the victim’s pocketbook, which contained her iPhone5 and $800 in cash, […]
MURRAY HILL, Queens— Police are searching for a man who punched a woman several times, then sexually assaulted her in Queens, police said Wednesday. On Tuesday, around 2 a.m., police say a man approached a 56-year-old woman near 165 Street and Sanford Avenue and punched her in the face multiple times. The man then sexually assaulted the woman, police said. The victim was treated at the hospital and released. The man is described as being between 20 to 25 years […]
LONG ISLAND — Brookhaven Town officials say the Hells Angels have purchased a former church in Centereach, Long Island. The gates are locked and signs, which read “no trespassing, private property” are up around a new chain link fence installed on the property that was once home to a baptist church. Now, the Lynbrook street building in Brentwood, with a window shaped like a cross, is home to the Suffolk County headquarters. “Some people are nervous with MS-13, now this […]
SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn — Family and friends said their final goodbyes on Thursday to a Brooklyn firefighter who was killed during an alleged road-rage incident. Faizal Coto had been a member of the FDNY for three years and was assigned to Engine 245 in Coney Island. He was also an aspiring rapper. Authorities said Coto was found lying next to his damaged car on the Belt Parkway early Sunday. Police arrested a man in the suspected road-rage incident. According to police, […]
BROOKLYN — The iconic Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory will close its doors after nearly two decades in operation. Mark Thompson opened the Brooklyn Ice cream factory about 18 years ago in Old Fire Boat House, a historical landmark from the 20s that sits underneath the Brooklyn Bridge and looks out over the East River. Thompson opened just days after 9/11 when everything else was shutting down. “I think it was a fitting time to open because there was no good […]
WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — A man urinated on and destroyed statues of saints at a Brooklyn church early on Sunday, police said. Video shows him smashing the statues around 4 a.m. just outside Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church. The statues were replaced just two years ago after vandals tipped them over. It’s the sixth time in eight years the church has been vandalized. “It’s very sad,” one woman said as she walked by the church on Monday. “People are crazy.” Police […]
It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and that means shoppers are hitting the stores to score those Black Friday deals. Several stores opened Thanksgiving evening, including Macy’s, JCPenney, Target and malls. Long lines formed around Macy’s Herald Square Thanksgiving evening with consumers hoping to score big with holiday deals. However, with frigid cold weather, retailers are also trying to lure consumers with easier way to get good deals. They’re offering new ways for shoppers to get deals online and in the […]
NEW YORK — Over 54 million Americans are expected to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday, AAA reports. The holiday weekend projects to see the highest travel volume in more than a dozen years, since 2005, with about 2.5 million to travel on the roads, skies, rails and waterways more than last year. About 48.5 million travelers will hit the road this Thanksgiving, nearly five-percent more than last year, AAA reports. Drivers can expect a lot of company while on the […]