Kala Rama is the co-anchor of the PIX11 Morning News starting at 4:30 a.m.
Kala joined PIX11 from WABC where she reported for the New York station on weekday mornings.
Prior to joining WABC, Kala worked as an anchor and reporter in Orlando at WKMG, where she was nominated for several Emmy awards, in Charlotte at WSOC and in Springfield, Mass. at WWLP where she received Associated Press award for Breaking News.
She got her start in television news as an assignment editor at WTNH-TV in New Haven, Conn.
A native of Fairfield County in Connecticut, Kala is a graduate of Fairfield University where she earned a degree in political science and communications.
The New York City Board of Education will meet the deadline to have GPS systems installed in all city school buses by the first day of class, September 5th. But there’s a big “but.” The city is contracting with the ride share service Via to develop and app that will allow parents to track their children’s buses in real time. But the app won’t be ready for opening day. The plan is for it be rolled out during the school […]
MANHATTAN — Parents, kids, advocates and city officials rallied outside the Manhattan office of e-cigarette company Juul on Tuesday morning. The group got together in front of the company’s Hudson Square offices around Spring Street and Sixth Avenue, to condemn the multi-billion-dollar company’s “campaign to hook kids on flavored tobacco products,” the release says. Those rallying demanded that the City Council restrict the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes. The FDA recently said they’re investigating a potential link between […]
UNION VALE, N.Y. — Officials have released the names of two people killed, and the others injured, when small plane carrying three people crashed into a house in upstate New York, according to New York State Police. The Cessna 303 aircraft was headed to Sky Acres Airport in LaGrangeville, New York, when it crashed into a house in Union Vale, a few miles southeast of the airport. State police have tentatively identified the two killed in the crash. One of […]
The “fifth trimester” is when the working mom is born. It’s a movement to help parents and businesses revolutionize workplace culture together. Lauren Smith Brody, the author and cofounder of “The Fifth Trimester,” says the working mom is actually more efficient. “That little baby drill sergeant, when you were on maternity leave, trained you to need less transition time between tasks,” she says. “And you carry that back into the workplace.” Therefore, these women are potentially more valuable to companies. […]
ROCKAWAY BEACH, Queens — The search will continue Monday for a teen who went missing while swimming Sunday in the waters off a Queens beach, police said. The 15-year-old boy was swimming with friends when he went missing in the water near the intersection of Beach Channel Drive and Beach 88th Street, just after 5 p.m., authorities said. The boy was not found Sunday, but authorities said the search is set to continue early Monday morning at sunrise. Three people […]
HARLEM, Manhattan — Marie Jean-Baptiste was a former nurse who began a clothing business, Rue107. The business was born in Brooklyn, but Harlem was where she grew her line. Harlem, known as a cultural melting pot, helped her create bright, trendy designs, and Rue107 doesn’t stray away from bright colors to reflect the West African and Caribbean heritage and cultures. Rue107 is size-inclusive and looks great on all body types and people who want to make a statement. Visit Rue107’s […]
A legendary Harlem native took street style to a whole new level by marrying hip hop fashion with luxury brand logos. Dapper Dan has taken the fashion world by storm. Dapper Dan, who now has a special collaboration with Gucci, made a name for himself and brings us back to his roots with his new book “Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir.” He chats with PIX11’s Kala Rama about dressing celebrities like Salt-N-Pepa and Floyd Mayweather and how never […]
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and a coalition of immigrant rights activists are holding a “Day of Action” on Tuesday as part of their #KnowYourRights public awareness campaign, they say. The day kicks off at 7 a.m. Tuesday in Jackson Heights, Queens, when Williams, along with Assembly Member Catalina Cruz and immigration rights groups, will distribute informational documents to inform New Yorkers of their legal rights at the Roosevelt Ave. station near Roosevelt Avenue and 74th Street in Jackson Heights, Queens. […]
BELMONT, the Bronx — Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz’s legacy will live on with a new, two-week summer camp called Camp Junior. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced a $1 million dollar capital budget allocation to the camp will be established in his upcoming capital budget. Diaz greeted the first group of campers headed to the two-week program. The funding will be granted to the New York State Parks Department for upgrades to the camp’s location at Harriman State Park. Camp […]