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
  • 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 […]

  • Special election for NYC public advocate approaches

      On Feb. 26th New York City will hold a special election to fill the position of public advocate. There are nearly two dozen candidates vying to fill the seat vacated by Letitia James who has been elected the new State Attorney General. The public advocate serves as a watchdog over City agencies and can even introduce legislation into City Council. The winner of this special election will finish out Tish James’ term through 2021. This election is non-partisan so […]

  • 16th Congress is sworn in; Handling your debt following holiday spending

    The 116th Congress was sworn in this week. Democrats now have control of the house while Republicans retain control of the Senate. It is the most diverse legislative body in history and it is convening at a critical time. Congress is at an impasse with President Trump who continues the government shutdown over funding for his proposed border wall. We hear from former U.S. Representative Charles Rangel. The 46-year congressional veteran from New York weighs in on the state of […]

  • Anthony Scaramucci: Behind the scenes of the Trump administration

    Anthony Scaramucci served as White House Communications Director under President Trump for a turbulent 11 days in July 2017. He got to observe first hand the inner workings of the West Wing under the Trump Administration. Scaramucci has written his fourth book, entitled “Trump: the Blue Collar President” We hear from Scaramucci on what it was like behind the scenes in the Trump White House as well as his take on what is happening in Washington today.

  • 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 […]

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