Kirstin Cole is a reporter and fill-in anchor for the PIX 11 Morning News. The four time Emmy Award Winner re-joined the station in 2011, having worked here during the original launch of the morning news in 2000 – 2001. In between, she was the consumer investigative reporter and anchor at WCBS-TV for the 10 years between, and also substituted as an anchor on the CBS Morning News.

She originally got her start in journalism at WLNY-TV and News 12 Long Island as an anchor in 1995, and also worked for ABC and Fox affiliates in Columbus, Ohio.

Kirstin has exposed scams and dangerous products and is responsible for getting thousands of dollars back to countless consumers. Frequently going undercover, she has done investigations about unsafe products and abusive consumer practices. Her reporting has exposed salons allowing illegal underage tanning and its links to skin cancer, filthy supermarkets, child discrimination, drunk high rise construction workers, illegal botox, appliance repair rip-offs, nursing home abuses, dangerous daycares and diamond buying scams.

And her lust for adventure has taken her to challenging places in her reporting: submerged in a sinking car and learning how to escape from a plane crash in water all to share survival techniques. She’s reported while rappelling down a building, from horseback, helicopters, an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic, police cars and ambulances, as well as a jail cell, all to tell compelling stories.

As a breaking news reporter, she has covered the attacks of 9-11, floods and tornados, the crash of TWA Flight 800 off Long Island, and countless fires and blizzards.

And she is passionately involved in many charitable organizations. She is a 12 year board member of the Achilles Track Club, helping disabled athletes compete in mainstream races. She’s also previously served as a board member for the New York Institute of Technology, a school that has fostered many broadcast journalism careers. She has been a long time supporter of the Edwin Gould Services for Family and Children, helping foster children in New York to find meaningful home lives with parents. She also raises money for the cancer research and treatment through cycling long distances in honor of her many friends and family members afflicted with forms of the disease.

Kirstin has been honored with Emmys, Associated Press Awards, honors from the Society of Silurians (the oldest journalism organization in the United States), The Society of Professional Journalists and the New York Press Club.

Cole is a summa cum laude graduate of Chicago’s Loyola University with a degree in communications and a concentration in journalism. She lives in the New York that she loves with her husband, daughter and son.

Recent Articles
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    NEW YORK — From London to New York City and from Perth to Paris, climate activists are taking part in a global general strike on Friday in what is expected to be the biggest day of climate demonstrations in the planet’s history. The Global Climate Strike is the third in a worldwide series of climate rallies organized by school students, and led by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg. Thunberg tweeted: “Incredible pictures as Australia’s gathering for the #climatestrike … Australia is setting the standard!” According to Swedish schoolgirl Thunberg, who […]

  • 88-year-old widow violently robbed of thousands she saved for late husband’s gravestone: police

    EAST VILLAGE — Police are looking for a man accused of attacking and robbing a woman in her Manhattan apartment, stealing thousands she had saved up to buy a headstone for her late husband’s grave. Just before noon Saturday, Maximina Osorio was arriving home at her Alphabet City apartment, near East 10th Street and Avenue D, when the unidentified man grabbed her from behind after she unlocked her door, police said. Police identified Osorio as being 89 years old, but […]

  • Missed the Democratic debate? Here’s what you should know

    HOUSTON — The three leading Democratic presidential candidates clashed over health care, immigration and President Barack Obama’s legacy on Thursday in a fierce debate that pitted an aggressive Joe Biden against liberal rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. “This is America,” said Biden, his party’s early front-runner, before calling Sanders “a socialist.” He later declared, “I stand with Barack Obama all eight years, good bad and indifferent.” The top White House hopefuls faced off for the first time alongside seven […]

  • Vape industry digs heels in after proposed national flavor bans

    NEW YORK — Efforts to ban flavored e-cigarettes and reduce their appeal to youngsters have sputtered under industry pressure in over a half-dozen states this year even as one state, Michigan, moves ahead with its own restrictions and President Donald Trump promises federal ones. In many cases, the fight by the industry and its lobbyists has focused on leaving the most popular flavors — mint and its close cousin, menthol — alone. But public health experts say that all flavors […]

  • NYC beaches closed to swimming Friday and Saturday as tri-state area anticipates Dorian

    NEW YORK — New York City Department of Parks and Recreation will close all of the city’s beaches to swimming and surfing Friday and Saturday as they anticipate “dangerous conditions predicted as an effect of Hurricane Dorian.” The city’s 53 outdoor public pools and 650 spray showers will still be under normal operations. “Based on conditions projected by the National Weather Service, and in consultation with our sister agencies, Parks is closing all city beaches this Friday and Saturday,” said […]

  • 5 injured in fiery wrong-way crash in Brooklyn: police

    BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn  — Five people were hospitalized, with one critically injured, after a destructive crash in Brooklyn early Thursday, according to authorities. Just before 1 a.m., a Chevy Impala driving the wrong way down a Brownsville street crashed into a Nissan Altima with five people inside, authorities said. The collision happened near Chester Street and Sutter Avenue, the FDNY said, and caused one of the cars to flip and catch fire. A 27-year-old man is in critical condition after the […]

  • Dorian now a Category 3; lingering over Bahamas as outer bands start to hit Florida

    Hurricane Dorian is barely moving as it continues to lash Grand Bahama Island with fierce winds. As it lingers over the Bahamas — just 100 miles away from West Palm Beach — the storm is carving a path of devastation: knocking homes to the ground and claiming the lives of at least five people, among them an 8-year-old boy. “It’s utter destruction everywhere we look,” Bahamas resident Sharon Rolle told CNN. Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said many homes, businesses […]

  • Floridians watch nervously as Dorian flirts with landfall

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  • Hurricane Dorian causing catastrophic damage in Bahamas; heads for US Monday night

    BAHAMAS — Hurricane Dorian — the strongest storm anywhere on the planet this year — is leaving “catastrophic damage” in its wake as it makes its way across the Bahamas. The monster Category 5 storm made landfall on the eastern end of the Grand Bahama Island Sunday night and will continue to pound the island for most of Monday as it creeps toward the southeastern US coast. TRACK THE STORM The storm was blowing winds of 175 mph while it […]

  • Florida preps for an ‘absolute monster’: Hurricane Dorian

    MIAMI — Unsure where Hurricane Dorian is going to land over Labor Day weekend, many Florida residents faced a sense of helplessness as they prepared for what President Donald Trump said could be an “absolute monster” of a storm. As residents up and down the 500 miles of Florida’s coastline try to find gas, tempers are running short. One resident who got to the pumps only to find them already spent, covered in telltale plastic bags on the handles bemoaned, […]

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