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: 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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