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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: 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 […]

  • Advancements in the treatment of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease

    This week, we turn our attention to two of the leading causes of death in the United States. Each year, more than 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer. Thanks to advancements in treatment, two thirds of them will join 33 million cancer patients worldwide who have survived five years after their initial diagnosis. Their survival is largely due to advancements in the treatment of some cancers. Yet there has not been enough progress in other forms where a diagnosis […]

  • News Closeup: Safety of Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9; inside the college-admissions scandal

    There are safety concerns about Boeing’s newest and fastest selling narrow-bodied aircraft after two deadly crashes in a matter of months. The latest crash, this time of an Ethiopian jetliner, killed all 157 people on board. All Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircrafts have been grounded worldwide as investigators work to determine what caused the plane to crash. We hear from two aviation experts on the future of aviation safety and whether a lack of pilot training may have […]

  • Combating sexual assault in the military; the question of congestion pricing in New York

    Sexual assault is a pervasive problem in the U.S. Armed Forces. At least 32% of U.S. military women report having been sexually assaulted while serving and up to 80% have been sexually harassed. The issue was brought to light in the Senate Chamber this week when Senator Martha McSally, a former Air Force Combat Pilot, revealed she was raped by a Superior Officer while in the Air Force. We hear from retired Army Brigadier General and founding Commissioner for NYC’s […]

  • News Closeup: Women’s History Month; accessing the Michael Cohen testimony

    Women have made remarkable strides over the past century in the fight for global equality. In spite of this, there is still a long way to go. Women still face an economic gender bias and are the frequent targets of violent crimes. These facts are under the spotlight this week at the start of Women’s History Month. We hear from UN Women for Peace Association President Barbara Winston and UNWPA Board Member Valbona Neritani. In Washington, D.C. this week, President […]

  • News Closeup: Inside the NYPD — Keeping New Yorkers safe and addressing challenges facing the department

    The start of the New Year has brought some successes but also some new challenges for the NYPD. Overall crime dropped 8 percent in January and shootings fell to a record low, driven by a 40 percent reduction in the Bronx. However, the month was also marked by an increase in reported rapes and hate crimes and a 55 percent spike in murders, mostly taking place in the 10 precincts that make up Brooklyn North. The department is also mourning […]

  • Amazon fires NYC: Scott Stringer on what deal could have meant and why it failed

    This week, Amazon canceled plans to build an expansive second headquarters in Long Island City that would have brought 25,000 jobs to New York City. While many New Yorkers supported the plan, there was also massive opposition from some state and local politicians, as well as Queens residents, who felt the deal was made in the dark, with little transparency, particularly in regard to $3 billion in tax incentives offered to Amazon by the city and state. Many also felt […]

  • Special election for NYC public advocate

    New Yorkers will be heading to the polls on Feb. 26 for a special election to fill a vacancy in the office of public advocate. The race has a crowded field of 23 candidates all seeking the position. For the past few weeks, News Closeup has introduced viewers to many of the top contenders running for office. We hear from candidates Jumaane Williams, Ron Kim and Rafael Espinal who tell us about their campaigns, the tickets they are running on […]

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