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.
KIPS BAY, Manhattan — Parents are calling for an increase in safety measures after they recently found out a Manhattan elementary school was chosen as an early voting location. Students and parents found out that P.S. 116 in Kips Bay was chosen to be a designated early voting site earlier this month, and many are expressing their concern for children’s safety. Co-president of the P.S. 116 PTA Erica Rand Silverman says that the way the school is built, there’s no […]
TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Department of Health announced the state’s first vaping-related death Tuesday. Officials said the victim is an adult woman from northern New Jersey. Her death was reported to the department in August and was considered under investigation when Governor Phil Murphy created an Electronic Smoking Device Task Force. “The New Jersey Department of Health is saddened to announce a death associated with this outbreak. This death underscores the potential dangers associated with vaping,” said Persichilli, […]
OHIO — Three of four men who escaped an Ohio jail after overpowering two guards have been captured at a Red Roof Inn in North Carolina, authorities said early Monday. Brynn K. Martin, Christopher M. Clemente and Troy R. McDaniel Jr. were taken into custody in Cary, said Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin. Cary, North Carolina, is about 380 miles southeast of Gallia County in Ohio. Cary police were alerted by the N.C. Highway Patrol that the four men were […]
NEW YORK — Uber announced a slew of new features coming soon to the company’s ride-share app on Thursday, including many focusing on rider, and driver, safety. A new feature using a four-digit PIN code helps riders verify the person who picks them up is in fact their driver. Riders will choose a unique PIN number and verbally tell it to their driver, who has to then enter it before the trip can begin. To make sharing your PIN even […]
BROOKLYN — PIX11 was on the scene at Brooklyn’s Parkside School (PS 130) Thursday morning to celebrate the first official School Breakfast Day in New York. The delicious-sounding day is a new annual event meant to highlight “the importance of a healthy, balanced meal in a child’s life,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement about the new initiative. New York recently enacted legislation aiming to tackle hunger in the classroom through various programs, including requiring high-poverty schools to serve […]
NEW JERSEY — The enhanced, more-secure Real ID driver’s licenses are finally available in New Jersey, giving Garden State residents just over a year to update before they’ll need the new version of the license at airports and federal buildings. Nobody is required to get a Real ID, but if you prefer using your license or non-driver ID at the airport, you’ll need to upgrade. Starting October 1, 2020, if you want to use your license or non-driver ID to […]
Tired: Mr. Monopoly. Wired: Ms. Monopoly. One of America’s most recognizable board games is getting an upgrade. Hasbro is debuting a new game celebrating women’s empowerment — Ms. Monopoly, marking the first time in Monopoly history when a new mascot will be featured on the cover of the game. The twist? In Ms. Monopoly, female players will get more money. Unlike the classic game, women will collect 240 Monopoly bucks when they pass “go,” while male players will collect the […]
NEW YORK — A measles outbreak concentrated in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in New York City is over, meaning an emergency order mandating vaccines will be lifted, health officials said Tuesday. The officials said two incubation periods since the last reported cases have passed without any new infections. But city Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot cautioned that there’s still a threat from “one of the most contagious diseases on the face of the earth,” and urged New Yorkers to still get their […]
NEW YORK — As Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, families plan their last-minute getaways before school is back in session. Expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is prepared to accommodate the more than six million people expected to travel through its transportation facilities by air, car and rail. According to AAA, national gas prices are at its lowest within the past […]
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 […]