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Summer Delaney is an on-air digital reporter and producer for PIX11 News. She previously worked for Yahoo News in New York City. There she reported on breaking, political and trending news and produced interviews for Katie Couric and Bianna Golodryga.

Summer has also worked for Bloomberg News, ABC News, Atlantic Media and WBOY-TV in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

A proud Maryland and D.C. native, Summer is a graduate from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Recent Articles
  • YouTube star leaves $10K tip to server at North Carolina restaurant

    GREENVILLE, N.C. – A YouTube star left a $10,000 tip for a North Carolina server after he went to the restaurant and ordered water. Alaina Custer came into work Friday afternoon at Sup Dogs, a popular restaurant in Greenville near East Carolina University. Her first table ordered just two waters. A few minutes later, she checked to see if they wanted food. “I went over there and they were gone. And there was like a napkin with a note that […]

  • Apple picking-themed pop-up opens in Lower East Side this weekend

    LOWER EAST SIDE — When you hear there’s a new “apple store” in New York City, you probably don’t think of actual apples. But for this weekend only, a pop-up is celebrating yellow, Opal apples grown at Broetje Orchards in Washington state. “[Opal apples are] non-GMO, but it’s naturally non-browning,” Paul Esvelt, Broetje Orchards’s Post Harvest Manager, told PIX11 News. “It’s a complex, flavorful apple: Huge sugar content with that nice balance of tartness to give it a little bit of […]

  • Kleenex is rebranding its ‘mansize’ tissues as ‘extra large’ after complaints of sexism

    Kleenex is scrapping its range of “Mansize” tissues after 62 years, following complaints that the branding is sexist. The company first launched its tissues aimed at men in 1956, claiming they would “stay strong when wet.” But complaints on social media about the product’s gendered marketing is prompting the change. Starting later this year, the tissues will be called “Kleenex Extra Large.” Kimberly-Clark, Kleenex’s parent company, said it received a “consistent increase of complaints” about the branding. “Kleenex Mansize tissues […]

  • Caroll Spinney, who played Big Bird on ‘Sesame Street,” is retiring after 50 years

    WOODSTOCK, Conn. — The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney tells the New York Times that Thursday will be his last day on the program, which he joined from the start in 1969. In addition to Big Bird, the 84-year-old was also Oscar the Grouch. Spinney says “I always thought, how fortunate for me that I got to play the two best Muppets?” Spinney says the physical requirements […]

  • Invasive bug found in four states could hide in Christmas trees, hatch eggs in your home

    Experts are warning Christmas tree buyers that an invasive insect could hide in your tree and lay eggs in your home. Populations of spotted lanternflies have been found in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia. According to the Department of Agriculture, the plant hoppers are native to China. They arrived in Pennsylvania four years ago, most likely hitchhiking on imported goods. The insects feed on trees, plants and fruits, such as grapes and apples. This time of year, spotted lanternflies are […]

  • Historic airliner trucked 300 miles to be a hotel bar

    Drivers outside Boston along US interstate I-495 this week got a unique view of an iconic airplane that might very well belong in a museum. For a short amount of time on October 10, a truck convoy carrying the fuselage of a rare Lockheed Constellation L-1649A Starliner was pulled over along the side of the highway to fix a flat tire. Painted white and stenciled with a bright red “Trans World Air Lines” logo, the 60-year-old plane is heading to […]

  • Military dad surprises daughter at Long Island elementary school

    Baldwin, N.Y. — A Long Island first-grader got the best surprise when her military dad showed up at an assembly. Brooke Reyes was attending a schoolwide discussion about Veterans Day at Plaza Elementary School. She was brought to the front of the gym to talk about her father. That’s when she saw her dad, Jason Reyes, across the room. “Words can’t express,” Reyes said after the reunion. “I got home today, I cried…got to see my big girl today.” “I […]

  • Meet England’s Royalist Town Crier

    ESSEX, England — There’s no typical day for a town crier in England. “In this business, you never know when the phones going to ring and they want a town crier,” said Tony Appleton, a town crier for over 30 years. Appleton is also known as the Royalist Town Crier. He’s been to every major royal engagement and event since Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011. He also made international news by announcing Prince George’s birth two years later on […]

  • Jet back in time: TWA Hotel at JFK offers sneak peek of guest rooms

    QUEENS — An icon of the Jet Age is poised to soar anew: The landmark TWA Flight Center at Kennedy Airport will reopen next year as the gateway to a swank new hotel that will give new wings to the TWA name. The TWA Hotel, which is now under construction, is rising next to the original Flight Center, which is being restored to its “Mad Men” splendor. Commissioned by aviation tycoon Howard Hughes and designed by famed architect Eero Saarinen, the Flight Center […]

  • FAO Schwarz coming back to New York in time for holiday shopping

    MANHATTAN — Iconic toy shop FAO Schwarz will be back in New York before Christmas. The iconic store’s  Fifth Avenue location closed its Fifth Avenue store in 2015 after 153 years. A new location will open in Rockefeller Plaza on Nov. 16. Shoppers will be able to enjoy the dance-on-piano, made famous in the 1988 film “Big” starring Tom Hanks. There will also be magic shows, a kids’ grocery shopping experience and a build-your-own RC race car station. The new location will feature 20,000 […]