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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
  • News Closeup: Rep. Adriano Espaillat on key NYC and national issues

    Rep. Adriano Espaillat is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing New York’s 13th District. First elected to Congress in 2016, he serves on a number of committees including the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee. Espaillat has been a vocal advocate for protecting tenants, improving schools and making smart investments in economic development. We hear from Espaillat about some of the many national and local issues he is working on, including the creation of immigration policies, fixing New York City’s public-housing crisis […]

  • News Closeup: Meet Marc Molinaro, Cuomo’s GOP gubernatorial challenger

    Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Republican challenger, Marc Molinaro, could be considered a long shot. He is low on finances and lagging behind in the polls in a largely Democratic state during a highly divisive time in U.S. politics Still,  Molinaro is confident that he has a shot at becoming the first Republican to be elected governor of New York since George Pataki won a third term 16 years ago.  He is campaigning on pledges that include lowering property taxes, halting MTA fare hikes […]

  • News Closeup: Race for Attorney General of New York; New developments in cancer treatment

    The race for Attorney General of New York is heating up. The city’s public advocate, Letitia James, is the Democratic candidate. Her opponent is a noted bankruptcy attorney and a political novice. We hear from Republican candidate Keith Wofford who is hoping to succeed Eric Schneiderman who resigned from the position months ago amid sexual abuse charges. Mortality rates for most forms of cancer have decreased in recent years. But the incidences of cancer continue to rise as the population […]

  • News Closeup: NYC Public Schools

    New York City has the largest public School system in the nation with more than one million students, 75 thousand teachers and 18 hundred schools across the five boroughs. The system contains several selective specialized high schools and operates with a budget of nearly 25 billion dollars. But it has also been struggling with widespread disparity in academic achievement in recent years, containing some of the best performing public schools in the country as well as some of the worst. […]

  • News Closeup: New Jersey Senate race

    The race for the U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey is proving to be a contentious battle between 12 year incumbent Democrat Senator Bob Menendez and his Republican challenger, former pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin. Both sides are on the attack, running negative campaign ads accusing each other of greed and corruption. Last week on PIX11 News Closeup we heard from Bob Hugin on his increasingly competitive campaign for office and why he is the right candidate for the job. This […]

  • News Closeup: Bitter battle for New Jersey Senate seat

    NEW YORK — A bitter battle is brewing in the race for a Senate seat in New Jersey. Incumbent Senator Robert Menendez is facing a tough fight, having survived a corruption trial and a harsh ethics rebuke from his Congressional colleagues. Menendez is also facing stiff competition from his Republican challenger, a wealthy former pharmaceutical executive who Menendez accuses of putting profits over patients. We hear from Republican candidate Bob Hugin who responds to those allegations. He also tells us why he has launched a […]

  • News Closeup: Fixing NYC’s broken transit system

    New York City’s subway system has been in decline for years: crumbling infrastructure, overcrowded trains, delays, derailments and those endless signal problems. The situation has grown so bad that it prompted Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year to declare a state of emergency. To fix the mess, the state has brought in an expert with a history of turning around troubled transit systems in London and Toronto. In this edition of News Closeup, hear from MTA NYC Transit president Andy Byford […]

  • News Closeup: The ‘pink tax,’ pay inequality and other issues before Congress

    NEW YORK — Gender pay inequality is a substantiated problem in the workplace and a new government study has found large, gender-based cost discrepancies in the market place as well. It’s known as the “pink tax” and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-12th District) is at the forefront of the efforts to get rid of it. In this edition of News Closeup, hear from the Manhattan Congresswoman on this issue and many others on her agenda as she seeks her 14th term in Congress.

  • News Closeup: U.S.S. Intrepid marks 75th anniversary

    NEW YORK — News Closeup comes to you this week from the flight deck of the U.S.S Intrepid as the ship marks the 75th anniversary of its commissioning. The World War II-era aircraft carrier is now home to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on the Hudson River off Manhattan’s West Side. Hear from two former original Intrepid crewmembers who share their stories and experiences aboard the mighty aircraft carrier, and hear from the president of the museum Susan Marenoff- […]

  • News Closeup: Inside NYC’s gang problem; tips on personal finance

    The recent murder of a 15-year old Bronx boy known as “Junior” at the hands of a violent street gang has brought focus to the prevalence of street gangs in New York City. PIX11’s Jay Dow joins Marvin to talk about the problem, from how young people are recruited into gangs to some new, community based efforts to intervene. We hear what Jay learned while reporting from a part of the city where the concentration of street gangs is especially high. Baby Boomers are filing […]