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
  • Bill extending 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund passed; political analysis of 2nd Democratic presidential debate

    After a long battle in Congress, President Donald Trump signed a bill to extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. It will provide a lifetime of assistance to first responders and others who developed illnesses related to the 9/11 attacks. We hear from Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the lead sponsor of the bill, and Robert Serra, a member of the FDNY whose first day on the job was September 11th, 2001. This week also marked the second round of Democratic presidential debates […]

  • NYPD Chief Terry Monahan talks officers doused with water; PR Gov. resignation

    There has been national outrage this week after video surfaced of NYPD officers being taunted and doused with water. The condemnations have reached as high as the White House with President Trump calling the acts a disgrace that will not be tolerated. The officers in these incidents showed remarkable restraint. But the NYPD says from now on arrests will be made on the spot. We hear from NYPD Chief of Department Terry Monahan. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló agreed to […]

  • Apollo 11: 50 years later

    Fifty years ago this weekend, two American astronauts became the first humans to walk on the moon. Their 250,000-mile journey marked an important milestone in space exploration and in the U.S. space program. NASA had planned to follow through with nine more Apollo moon missions to explore and collect scientific data. But six months after that first historic landing, federal officials began cutting funds to the program. Apollo 17 in 1972 would be the sixth and final mission for the […]

  • NYPD’s top cop discusses NYC’s historic crime drop — and the surge in shootings

    Since the start of the year, the city has seen a historic drop in overall crime, led by a 13.5 percent reduction in murders. The NYPD has accomplished this while making dramatically fewer arrests compared to the same time last year.  However, a recent surge in shootings serves as a stark reminder that keeping New Yorkers safe requires constant vigilance. The man at the helm of the NYPD, the country’s largest police force, is James O’Neill, is a former officer […]

  • News Closeup: Pride on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall

    This June, World Pride comes to New York City  to mark 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. On June 28, 1969, police clashed with protesters who fought back when they raided the inn. The riots that followed gave rise to the gay rights movement. As we mark half a century of progress since the Stonewall uprising, we acknowledge there is much left to do in order to secure equal rights, acceptance and protections for members of the […]

  • Mayor de Blasio appoints new NYCHA chair; marking one year since Junior’s murder

    After a five-month national search, Mayor Bill de Blasio has named a new head for the city’s troubled public housing department known as NYCHA. Gregory Russ runs the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority. The agency oversees 6,300 housing units compared to the 175,000 units he will oversee in New York City. His appointment is stirring controversy. Many city leaders and NYCHA residents are skeptical of his qualifications in spite of his three decades of work dedicated to public housing. We hear […]

  • 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 […]

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