Henry Rosoff is a native of Scotch Plains, NJ, and spent much of his youth riding the train to the city. He is now thrilled to call Brooklyn home.

Rosoff comes to PIX11 by way of stations in Philadelphia, Seattle, Milwaukee and Waco, Texas.

He covered big stories across the county, from the Fort Hood shooting, to election night 2012 at Mitt Romney HQ, to the I-5 bridge collapse, to the recent Chelsea terror attack — along with every major storm and protest in between. However, it’s the stories where he managed to help people with everyday issues that meant the most.

Along the way Rosoff has been fortunate to win several regional awards including a few Emmys and Press Club honors (although he forgot to thank his girlfriend, now wife, for supporting him during his first acceptance speech… Sorry again about that!)

When not reporting the news, Rosoff enjoys running, smoking meats and keeping his two dogs, Violet and Jerry, out of trouble.


Recent Articles
  • L train construction already taking its toll on one neighborhood

    LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — Ask anyone navigating around the construction on 14th between First Avenue and Avenue A and you will get the same response. “It’s very disgusting when it rains around here and the noise is bad,” said one neighbor. “Sometimes it goes on late at night,” said another neighbor. “So it’s pretty late, and some of the construction workers during the day are kind of rude, and loud and stuff like that.” The noise and dirt related […]

  • Man accused of housing ‘indentured servants’ in Brooklyn ‘secret mansion’

    KENSINGTON, Brooklyn — A full-blown secret party mansion has operated for nearly two years on the back of free labor, according to a housing court filing—but the landlord in question is disputing this claim. Instagram video advertising parties at the so-called ‘secret mansion’ shows a house setup for a good time. A woman who once lived in the house said she was forced out because she was tired of  living in a basement bunk room for minimal rent— in exchange […]

  • Cardinal Dolan introduces independent reviewer on sex abuse allegations

    MIDTOWN EAST, Manhattan —  The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has hired a former federal judge to review its procedures and protocols for handling allegations of sexual abuse. Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced the appointment of Barbara Jones on Thursday. “A federal judge, a former prosecutor, known for her wisdom and fairness, I have asked Judge Jones to help me and this archdiocese,” Dolan states in a news release. Big news about to come out of Archdiocese of NY… @CardinalDolan […]

  • Man arrested in NJ hit-and-run that killed man living in group home

    GARFIELD, N.J. — A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in New Jersey, officials said Wednesday. Paul Frischer, 59, of New Jersey, was arrested on multiple charges including leaving the scene of a fatal accident and endangering an injured victim. Garfield Police responded to a call of a pedestrian struck by a hit-and-run vehicle just after 7 p.m. on Monday. When officers arrived, they found 42-year-old Giovanni Rivera lying in the roadway on MacArthur Avenue with […]

  • DOJ to challenge safe injection sites in NYC and beyond

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The plan for four safe injection sites, where drug users can shoot up under the care of medical personnel, may be in jeopardy. U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein declared for the first time Wednesday that the Justice Department would meet the opening of safe injection sites with swift and aggressive action. He said the locations undermine a deterrent message and might lead to additional addiction. The sentiment was met with skepticism outside Vocal, a needle exchange […]

  • Rent increasing for rent stabilized apartments

    IRS shuts down property tax loophole set to save tri-state big bucks

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A charity loophole that was meant to help homeowners has been struck down by the IRS. This coming tax season, the loophole was set to save tri-state-area residents thousands of dollars and even keep rents more manageable. Under the new Republican tax plan, taxpayers can write off up to only $10,000 from their local property tax contributions. Many local tax bills are well above that amount. The one saving grace was supposed to be a law passed […]

  • Decorative dog theft, apology spark gentrification conversation in Brooklyn

    PROSPECT HEIGHTS,  Brooklyn — A woman stealing a decorative dog from outside a Brooklyn bakery was just the beginning of a week-long saga that now involves race, gentrification, the police and an apology that perhaps did not go far enough. Security camera video shows the thief first kicking then stealing the dog decoration outside The Bakery on Bergen in Prospect Heights last weekend. Akim Vann owns the recently renovated shop. She said the price of Peabody, her daughter’s name for […]

  • City’s new speed cameras have already ticketed 900 drivers

    Speed-gun demo highlights NYC back-to-school safety concerns

    BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — The first day of school in New York city is in exactly two weeks, but as of Wednesday there will be a noticeable absence at schools around the city: the 140 speed cameras that have reduced speeding by more than 60 percent and fatal crashes by 55 percent, city officials said. Pedestrian safety activists, including Councilwoman Alicka Ampry-Samuel, stood at the intersection of Howard and East New York avenues on Wednesday with speed guns in hand. They […]

  • Bronx community says cops aggressively dispersed peaceful block party

    CONCOURSE, the Bronx —Jarring video shows an NYPD officer push citizens down the sidewalk, shouting: “Leave! Leave!” It happened near the intersection of 164th and Sheridan, following a neighborhood gathering at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Neighbors, including Edgar Alvarez, who shot the video, said the annual block party had been going strong without incident for hours. “The police all came super aggressive, they didn’t give us a chance to do anything, to pick up anything, it was either stay there […]

  • Plans unveiled for Rikers-replacement jails in Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan

    CITY HALL — City officials shared information on the planned replacements for the jail facilities on Rikers Island on Wednesday morning; they intend to have modern, community-based jails fitted with 6,000 beds for 5,000 inmates across four of the five boroughs. The presentation was complete with glossy photographs and explanations of the proposed jails, but the plan is only conceptual at this point. The city is committed to moving forward with its four proposed location near Queens criminal court, at […]