Magee Hickey is known for her bright red hair, her warmth and her bubbly personality. This Emmy Award-winning reporter has covered most of the big stories in the tri-state area in the past 25 years.

Magee is a native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn and raised on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Magee recently returned to the borough of her birth, and is its biggest cheerleader. She attended The Convent of the Sacred Heart and The Chapin School. She graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and that’s where she began her television news career. At WLNE-TV, Magee made a name for herself by going undercover as a hooker to rid a nice residential neighborhood of prostitution.

Then the bright lights of New York City lured her back home where she got to live her dream of reporting on all the crime, grime and politics of Gotham. Magee first worked at WNEW and WABC. At WNBC, she was the first anchor of the highly successful Weekend Today in New York program.

Magee spent years on the pre-dawn patrol at WCBS, getting up to 2 a.m. to cover the news of the day. That schedule also allowed her time to raise her two daughters and to care for her aging and ailing parents.

As passionate as Magee is about her television news career, she is equally devoted to community service and giving back to the city she loves.

In recent years, she has organized cabaret fundraisers involving many PIX reporters and anchors singing and dancing to raise money for the Lawrence F. Hickey Center for Child Development, a school founded by her late father for special needs children in the Bronx.

Several years ago, Magee faced her fear of singing in public by taking a cabaret singing class at the 92nd Street Y. Magee is also an accomplished classical flutist and is organizing a troupe of newscasters and other performers to visit schools, nursing homes and hospitals in the tri-state area.

Recent Articles
  • Magee Hickey makes off-Broadway Debut in Enter Laughing

    MIDTOWN MANHATTAN — You will enter laughing — and exit laughing. It’s a laugh out loud funny feast of musical comedy. “Enter Laughing” is adapted from an autobiographical novel by Carl Reiner about a clueless David Kolowitz who dreams of leaving the Bronx to become a super successful star of stage and screen. Only problem is, he doesn’t know how to act. “It’s really funny. The writing is so brilliant, kind and heartfelt,” said director Stuart Ross. “The jokes, humor […]

  • Community reacts to NY banning religious exemptions for vaccines

    WILLIAMSBURG — From day care to high school and summer camp, a new law passed by the New York State Legislature bans religious exemptions for vaccinations. But it may be tough to enforce! “I have been vaccinated, my kids are vaccinated and I’m not responsible for anyone who’s not,” a mother from the Orthodox Jewish community told PIX11 News. When asked if she believe in vaccinations, she replied, “of course I do, please!”. While many members of the Orthodox community […]

  • Hundreds of parking spots to be eliminated to make room for protected bike lane along Central Park West

    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — Hundreds of parking spots may soon be eliminated along the park side of Central Park West from 59th to 110th Street to make way for a delineated or bollard- protected northbound bike lane. Bicyclist Susan Berger has no sympathy for drivers losing 400 parking spots. “No, nada, zippo,” she said. It’s a big win for bicyclists and a big loss for drivers. Driver Genevieve Stewart considers it a hardship; she can’t take subways for health […]

  • Man arrested for slashing deli worker with machete

    HELL’S KITCHEN, Manhattan — A homeless man is under arrest after police say he whacked a deli worker with a machete in Manhattan. The incident happened at Liberty Bagel Deli on Ninth Avenue near 48th Street just after 11 a.m. Saturday, officials said. He collapsed on the floor, writhing in pain and was rushed to a nearby hospital. Regular customers were so upset. “It’s shocking because you never think in your own backyard this could happen,” Isabel, a regular deli […]

  • Off-Duty FDNY firefighter rammed cyclist with car

    CHELSEA  — A shocking and disturbing video is causing both the NYPD and FDNY to open investigations into what looks like a road rage incident. The driver of a red car appears to be trying to run over a cyclist in the video, repeatedly ramming the bicyclist with the front of his car. One eyewitness, Liz Gonzales, who took the video also took to Twitter, saying the driver almost hits the biker. The biker then becomes confrontation before the driver […]

  • Four Seasons, NYC’s famed power lunch spot, closing again

    MIDTOWN MANHATTAN — The three martini power lunch crowd of the “Mad Men” era disappeared a long time ago, but the new version of the old Four Seasons restaurant was hoping to survive at its new location on East 49th Street. It wasn’t meant to be — and now longtime customers are heartbroken. “Every family birthday, every anniversary, they were all celebrated at The Four Seasons,” said Miriam Berezin, a longtime customer. “The best, the best.” The 97-year-old devoted customer […]

  • East Harlem festival brings crowd before Puerto Rican Day Parade

    EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — It’s the largest Latin street festival in New York City — a celebration of the Puerto Rican community of East Harlem and beyond. The festival focuses on the many contributions of this Latin community, and so many others, to the life of New York City. “It started just on the corner and grew and grew to what it is today,” said Nick Lugo, festival founder and the president of the NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The […]

  • Mayor to snub Puerto Rican Day parade, picks ‘Iowa votes’ instead: Bronx prez

    CHELSEA PIERS, Manhattan — In the 62 year history of the Puerto Rican Day Parade, there’s no record of the sitting Mayor of New York City ever skipping the cultural celebration. That is, until this year, when Mayor Bill de Blasio — who’s now running for President — will instead be on the stump in Iowa. “Being in Iowa instead of at the parade sends the message that he cares more about Iowa votes than Puerto Rican ones,” said Ruben […]

  • Deceased EMT’s brother graduates as FDNY EMS

    BROOKLYN — There was only one close family member missing when 32-year-old Joel Rosado received his certificate at the FDNY EMS Promotion and Graduation ceremony. Amid shouts and cheers of “Yadi, Yadi,” Joel’s big sister, Yadira Arroyo, was very much present in the hearts and minds of everyone there, in the packed Christian cultural center, particularly her little brother. Rosado had been an EMT for three years, but now he’s joined the ranks of the FDNY EMS. “I’m shocked that […]

  • Missing CT mom’s estranged husband and his girlfriend arrested

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Police arrested a man and a woman late Saturday and charged them in connection to the disappearance of a Connecticut mom who’s been missing for more than a week. Mother of five Jennifer Dulos, 50, went missing on May 24 after she dropped her kids off at school Police charged estranged husband Fotis Dulos, 51, and Michelle C. Troconis, his 44-year-old girlfriend, with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. They were also charged with hindering the […]

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