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.
With these temperatures, we’re already thinking about summer! Getting ready for the warm weather is not just about being fit and swimsuit ready, it’s no time to slack on skin care. “There’s always a weird transitional period, basically this time right now, where some spots [of your skin] are oily and dry in others. It’s about finding the right products to transition to the warmer weather,” said beauty collector Sascha Collins. Jeannel Astarita, founder of Just Ageless in SoHo, says […]
Alabama sent the most restrictive abortion bill in the country to the governor’s desk Tuesday night, with the state’s Senate passing legislation that could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison. The state’s Republican backers have pushed the legislation, which amounts to a near-total ban on abortion in the state, forward with the express goal of overturning Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case legalizing abortion. Alabama lawmakers join legislators in several other states in putting forth legislation […]
NEW YORK — What do you think is dirtier, a taxi or an Uber? You’d think they would be the same, but the average ride-share vehicle allegedly has 219 times as many germs as the average taxi, a study finds. The backseat of an Uber or Lyft is actually three times germier than the average toothbrush and about 35,000 times germier than a toilet seat, according to a new study by netQuote. The insurance company observed three ride-sharing vehicles, three […]
NEW YORK — Mother’s Day is just around the corner, but there’s still time to get the mothers in your life something special! PIX11 chats with Daisy, the floral designer at 1-800-Flowers.com, ahead of the holiday. We find out tips about flower arrangements and how to keep your flowers fresh for days. We also find out which flowers and colors are popular this year. You can get 20% off your order with 1-800-Flowers.com if you use the code: PIX11
Mental health services are not readily available for many underserved teens. In honor of May being Mental Health Month, PIX11’s Kala Rama takes a look at a program that tries to change that as well as offer alternative activities to help at-risk youth. Experts are noticing the benefits of introducing yoga and meditation practices into their lives. Lineage Project, a non-profit organization in Brooklyn, teaches mindfulness practices to young people navigating incarceration, homelessness, school suspension and academic challenges. We also […]
NEW YORK — Craving Thin Mints or Samoas? Now’s your chance to pick up a box! Girl Scout Troop 6000 is made up of girls from all five boroughs living in homeless shelters . This year, there are more than 600 members, doubling from last year’s participation. These young ladies are hoping to reach their goal of selling 60,000 boxes of cookies! Reaching that milestone could help send all 600-plus members to Girl Scouts Summer Camp. So far, they have […]
NEW YORK — New York and New Jersey residents are going to need an enhanced driver’s license or REAL ID if they want to board domestic flights. Starting October 2020, if residents want to use their license or non-driver ID to get onto an airplane, enter certain federal buildings or enter military bases, they’ll need to upgrade their IDs before the deadline. In New York, the REAL ID driver’s licenses will have a star in the upper right hand corner […]
Peabody and Emmy Award-winning New York filmmaker Stanley Nelson talks to PIX11 about his new documentary film premiering Tuesday on PBS, “Boss: The Black Experience in Business.” The film examines more than 150 years of African Americans who, from the country’s earliest days, have embodied the qualities of innovation, risk-taking and determination to forge a path toward a better life. The film features the stories of entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, publisher John H. Johnson, Motown CEO Berry Gordy, and more. […]
LODI, N.J. — Four apartments are destroyed after a fire tore through a residential building in New Jersey Tuesday morning. Fire officials responded to the blaze along Home Place near Passaic Avenue in Lodi in the 6 a.m. hour. Footage from AIR11 shows flames and heavy smoke coming from the roof of the building. Four apartments were destroyed in the blaze, fire officials told PIX11. Residents living in the building were self-evacuated because of working fire alarms and smoke detectors. […]
Fewer Americans are using cash, and credit card balances are at a record high. The average credit card balance is approximately more than $6,300, and the number is even higher for baby boomers, whose balance is around $8,000. Americans may be charging it up now, but they are definitely paying later in interest and fees. According to Seamus Caulfield, president of Shamrock Financial Services, credit card users need to keep in mind how much a purchase is actually costing you. […]