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: NYC comptroller’s office releases scathing new reports

    Scott Stringer is New York City’s Chief Financial Officer, monitoring the city’s $88 billion budget and overseeing its $160 billion public pension fund. Stringer’s office conducts regular audits to make sure city agencies are functioning properly and using allocated funds appropriately. Unfortunately, that is often not the case. Stringer recently released several scathing reports, taking a hard look at problems within NYCHA, the MTA and other city agencies. He also released a report detailing how legalizing the marijuana industry could […]

  • News Closeup: Bullying in schools and online; the healing power of laughter

    About 160,000 children and teenagers stay home from school every day in the U.S. because they are afraid of being bullied. The problem has reached near epidemic proportions with the onset of cyber bullying and the consequences for these children can be tragic. Marvin Scott speaks to Titania Jordan, the chief parenting officer of Bark, an online monitoring system that is credited with helping to prevent the suicide of 25 children and teenagers. Then, research has proven that laughter and […]

  • Giving thanks: Stories of inspiration and hope during the holidays

    Thanksgiving is a good time to take stock and remember all there is to be grateful for. But that can be difficult to do during dark and troubling times. We hear from a man who was able to hold on to hope after 17 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit. John Bunn is spending his first holiday season at home with his family after finally being exonerated. He talks about what it took to make it […]

  • Controversy over Amazon’s new east coast headquarters in Long Island City

    Amazon’s decision to settle one of its east coast headquarters in Long Island City has been met with controversy. On one hand, the deal looks promising for the city and the state, bringing in tens of thousands of jobs and generating millions in revenue. But for many who live in Long Island City, the deal is not welcome. Residents are concerned a population explosion would put a strain on their community, their transportation system and on small business owners. Local […]

  • News Closeup: Assessing the midterm elections; the significance of Veterans Day Parade

    Millions of voters turned out for the midterm elections this year and we saw some surprising outcomes. Democrats took back the House of Representatives while Republicans held onto the Senate. The shift of power could be enough to cause gridlock in Washington, upsetting President Trump’s agenda for the next two years. Here in New York, Governor Cuomo won his third term, and Democrats took control of the State Senate for the first time in nearly a decade. So what will […]

  • Key midterm-election battle on Staten Island: Dan Donovan vs. Max Rose

    Democrats are hoping for a blue wave in Tuesday’s midterm election, allowing them to take back leadership in the House of Representatives. There are several key races that will determine the balance. One of them is in New York’s 11th Congressional District where the Republican incumbent, Dan Donovan, is seeking his third term. He faces a progressive challenger, Max Rose, who is out to become the first Democrat in a decade to win the district. We hear Rose and Donovan […]

  • State Senate race with GOP incumbent Sen. Martin Golden, Democratic challenger Andrew Gounardes

    Democrats across the country are hoping to regain ground when voters head to polls on Nov. 6. With several top offices to be decided here in New York, a lot of focus will be on Brooklyn where the last remaining Republican State official in that borough is in a tight race to keep his seat in the Senate. We hear from incumbent Sen. Martin Golden and his Democratic challenger, Andrew Gounardes on the issues facing New Yorkers, and why each […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]