Talia Tirella is a freelance digital producer at PIX11.
Talia recently graduated from St. John’s University where she was a Journalism major and an editor for the Torch, the University’s award winning student newspaper. She has also previously written for The Dunwoody Crier, a community newspaper in Atlanta, GA, where she is from.
Her prior experience also includes internships at MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell and HLN’s The Nancy Grace Show.
LONG ISLAND — A Long Island man was arrested for allegedly traveling to the Middle East, attempting to join the Islamic State or al-Nusra Front extremist groups and telling authorities was preparing to sacrifice himself for jihad. Elvis Redzepagic, a 26-year-old U.S. citizen, is charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Redzepagic communicated with someone he thought was an extremist fighter in Syria, then traveled to Turkey in July 2015 and repeatedly tried to cross the […]
UNION CITY, N.J. — A child died and a man was seriously injured after a fire tore through a Union City home and a church Friday night. The blaze began around 1 a.m. at two 3-story frame houses on Summit Avenue, firefighters said. Neighbors told PIX11 News the fire was “out of control” by the time they arrived. The family in the apartment where the fire began evacuated the area, but the child, identified as 2-year-old Eddie Gonzales Jr., was still trapped […]
MANHATTAN — More than a thousand teachers, students, parents and supporters rallied Saturday for better educational resources in New York state at the People’s March for Education Justice in midtown Manhattan. There were seven March for Education Justice rallies held in New York, with the biggest turnout in midtown Manhattan according to The Alliance for Quality Education, who organized the event. The group aims to “defend public education from federal attacks by Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos… defend here in New […]
MT. HOPE, the Bronx — A 13-year-old Bronx teenager is missing Saturday and police are searching for him. Anthony Acevedo, 13, was last seen near an apartment building on Mount Hope Place in the Mount Hope section of the Bronx Friday around 9 p.m. He was last seen wearing black sweatpants, a black sweater and black and white sneakers. Anyone with information in regards to the missing is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for […]
PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump is accusing former President Barack Obama of having Trump’s telephones “wire tapped” during last year’s election, but Trump isn’t offering any evidence or saying what prompted the allegation. Trump says in a series of tweets that he “just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower.” Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism! — Donald […]
HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — April the giraffe remains “very active” and has a “large appetite” as she continues to prepare to birth her long-awaited calf. April’s good but “active” night appeared to have been caused by the possibility of a few contractions Friday night into Saturday, but Animal Adventure Park said it cannot confirm she did have contractions. April has quite the appetite Saturday morning and is said to be enjoying “morning treats.” “Pregnancy belly has never looked so good! Move over […]
NEW YORK — Forty-one foreign nationals were arrested during the past week during U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in the New York City area — and 38 of them were criminals. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement initially confirmed the five-day raids Friday, saying they were a set of targeted enforcement actions much like those they had conducted periodically under the previous administration. But immigration advocates and Democratic politicians who represented the areas affected had questioned the activities, saying they were […]
NEW YORK — A storm brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the tri-state Sunday, creating dangerous driving conditions with slick and icy roads. The storm began winding down by Sunday evening, but brought a wintry mix to majority of the region when it tapped into a batch of cold air north of New York City in the morning. As soon as the rain started falling, temperatures dropped 10 degrees, turning it quickly into ice. A trail of icy mess was […]
CORONA, Queens — A fire tore through a Queens apartment building Sunday morning, injuring 14 people and forcing children in the building to jump from a window onto a mattress on the lawn. The fire started in the basement of the four-story building at 56-14 Waldron St. just before 10 a.m., FDNY said. “I was in my bed and I heard a girl say fire fire! Whoa what’s wrong. Come out here come out come out!” a resident in the […]
It’s the biggest night of the year for music: the 2017 Grammy Awards. The 59th annual ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS starting at 8 p.m. James Corden, host of “The Late Late Show,” is hosting this year’s festivities held in Los Angeles. The show will include live performances from Adele, The Weeknd, Metallica and Carrie Underwood. Singer Katy Perry will also take the stage to debut her new single. Beyonce leads this year with nine nominations, including “Album […]