Roie Opperman is the producer of the Emmy Award-winning PIX11 News Closeup with host Marvin Scott.

She has worked as a line producer, segment producer and writer for PIX11 News.

Roie previously worked at the Fox News Channel as an associate producer.

She began her professional life as a broadway dancer in such shows as “Cats” and “The Phantom of the Opera.”

Recent Articles
  • Dr. Ruth, other Holocaust survivors plead for tolerance as anti-Semitism grows

    Nearly eight decades after the Holocaust, hate crimes against Jewish people have been increasing at alarming rates. There has been a 90% spike in anti-Semitic incidents in New York City alone over the past year. This comes as a groundbreaking exhibition on Auschwitz opens at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan which explores new details about the concentration camp, the largest documented mass murder site in human history. We hear from three Holocaust survivors who reflect on their […]

  • Former Gov. David Paterson offers take on state of New York; raising awareness of skin cancer as summer nears

    David Paterson became the 55th governor of New York State back in 2008 after Gov. Eliot Spitzer was forced to resign amid a prostitution scandal. Paterson served the remaining three years of Spitzer’s term but chose not to run for the office on his own. There were many issues facing the state at the time, some of which have seen little progress over the past decade. We hear from the former governor on how he views the state of the […]

  • News Closeup: The battle over women’s reproductive rights; Nassau county’s detective shortage

    The battle over women’s reproductive rights is intensifying as several state legislatures take action to block abortions and make it a federal crime for a doctor to perform one. In New York City, there’s a proposal not only to protect women seeking abortion, but also to pay for the procedure. City Comptroller Scott Stringer wants $250,000 set aside in the city’s budget to help women who can’t afford to pay for the procedure. That’s one of several items Stringer has […]

  • De Blasio running for president; Amazon slayer Michael Gianaris on deal’s demise

    Mayor Bill de Blasio has officially entered  the 2020 presidential race. He enters a crowded field of nearly two dozen candidates vying for the Democratic nomination. The mayor is touting his progressive beliefs and experience running the nation’s largest city. A recent poll found more than 70 percent of New York City voters were against him running. The question remains of how his campaign will resonate with voters around the country. We hear expert analysis from political strategists Hank Sheinkopf […]

  • NYCHA tenants fight for senior housing; Trump administration ignores Senate subpoenas

    NEW YORK — As the 400,000 tenants living in the city’s public housing developments continue to fight for necessary repairs, this week we learned more than a dozen NYCHA senior centers are set to close or be consolidated. Meanwhile, a community group is demanding Mayor Bill de Blasio follow through on a promise to build new senior housing. We hear from PIX11’s Monica Morales, who has been at the forefront of a push to fix the problems at NYCHA. We […]

  • Trapped in the Triangle; Inside the migrant crisis in Central America

    The migrant crisis in Central America is intensifying. Some 100,000 asylum seekers reached the United States’ southern border in March. That’s the highest number in more than a decade. Detention centers are overflowing and families are being torn apart. Most migrants set out in waves of caravans from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, an area  known as the Northern Triangle. The majority don’t want to leave their homes, but do so in a desperate effort to escape gang violence and poverty. […]

  • The Mueller report and what happens next; 9/11 health fund runs low as deaths mount

    After a two-year investigation, a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is now in the hands of Congress and the American people. While the report could not conclusively find any collusion, it was also unable to clear the president of wrongdoing, including obstruction of justice. We hear from our experts on what the report revealed, and how it may impact the president. *** Eighteen years later […]

  • News Closeup: Congressman Max Rose on his first 100 days in office

    From a government shut down to a federal investigation, a lot has happened during New York Congressman Max Rose’s first 100 days in office. The freshman Congressman who represents Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn is determined to focus on the issues that he believes his constituents care most about like infrastructure, counter terrorism funding and campaign finance reform.

  • Ruben Diaz Jr. on the future of the Bronx; Tax Day tips from a pro

    Ruben Diaz Jr. has been the Bronx Borough president for a decade. During that time, the borough has undergone something of a resurgence with new housing, new businesses and an upsurge in employment. But there is still work to do and challenges to face including blocking plans to relocate prisoners from Rikers Island to a poorly chosen site, and opening a summer camp for Bronx youth honoring the memory of Lesandro “Junior: Guzman-Feliz. The Bronx teenager was killed by gang […]

  • Three Mile Island, 40 years on

    The Three Mile Island nuclear accident in 1979 was a wake-up call and an expensive learning opportunity for both the nuclear industry and the general public. It is still considered the worst nuclear disaster in the nation’s history. The cost of the clean up was about a billion dollars and health concerns remain for 2 million people who may have been exposed to low levels of radiation. It took almost 40 years to begin building new nuclear power plants. There […]

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