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
  • New York kicks off pride week with slides, Broadway

    MANHATTAN — We all celebrate Pride in different ways, whether it’s a trip down “The Pride Slide” or going to a “Fearless: Broadway Sings for Pride” show. The first event was a 30-foot slide symbolizing the 30 states that still do not protect the LGBTQ community from discrimination. For every free slide in the flat iron district, Tinder would make a $10 dollar donation to the Human Rights Campaign. They raised at least $10,000 and many parents brought their children […]

  • Mermaid parade takes over Coney Island

    CONEY ISLAND — It was a parade of spandex and sequins, pearly tops and “scales” bottoms — and tons of fins and feet. It’s the 37th annual Mermaid Parade: one of the most creative, wildest and zaniest parades in all of New York City. There were creatures of the sea, young and old, celebrating the art, culture and pride of Brooklyn and beyond. And of course it always features some free-spirited, bare-breasted mermaids as well. “I feel so free and […]

  • 9 people, including 2 children, injured when SUV jumps curb, crashes into church in the Bronx

    THE BRONX — Just before 4:30 in the afternoon and the sidewalk in front of the Friendship Community Church was filled with people when suddenly, police say, Honda CRV heading south on Southern Boulevard jumped the curb, flipped over and crashed into the church’s guard rail. Police say the overturned car had an 11-year-old boy inside and two adults, including the driver. Six pedestrians were also hurt, including a two-year-old boy, three women and two men. When the deacon and […]

  • 5 New York City anchorwomen who allege age discrimination gaining support

    Five anchorwomen at a New York City news channel sued their company Wednesday, saying they were marginalized and cast aside to make room for younger women and men. The Manhattan federal court lawsuit blamed Charter Communications and its 2016 takeover of the local news channel NY1, known as New York One, for altering the career trajectories of Roma Torre, Kristen Shaughnessy, Jeanine Ramirez, Vivian Lee and Amanda Farinacci. Now other victims of being female and over 40 are lending their […]

  • 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 […]

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