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.


Recent Articles
  • Leaked ICE memo says 40 arrested in NYC operation

    NEW YORK — Forty “foreign nationals” from New York City were arrested this week during U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement raids, a leaked ICE memo claimed. The ICE New York press secretary confirmed Sunday the details of the memo to PIX11 and said further information would be released Monday. The memo, dated Saturday, Feb. 11, claims that “the vast majority (nearly 95%) of those arrested had criminal convictions.” ICE operations were conducted across the U.S. Monday through Friday. “Targeted” operations were carried […]

  • Winter weather advisory issued in tri-state, including NYC, LI; expect wintry mix Sunday

    NEW YORK —A new system moving through tri-state area is expected to bring snow, sleet and freezing rain this weekend, just two days after a powerful snow storm dumped more than a foot of snow in places. A coating to several inches of snow and sleet are expected to hit the area under a winter weather advisory starting early Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The advisory was extended to New York City and Long Island as forecast for the […]

  • Teen arrested for DWI after LI wrong-way crash: police

    BOHEMIA, N.Y. — A 16-year-old has been charged with DWI after a wrong-way crash early Sunday morning in Bohemia on the Sunrise Highway service road. Thomas Barbella, 16, was driving a GMC SUV southbound in the northbound lanes of Lakeland Avenue just after midnight when a police officer attempted to pull him over. Barbella fled and a police chase began. Moments later, Barbella crashed into a Ford Fusion at the intersection of Lakeland Avenue and the Sunrise Highway north service road, […]

  • SEE IT: Video shows man grabbing cash from Bronx laundromat safe

    MORRIS HEIGHTS, the Bronx — Police are asking for the public’s assistance Sunday to locate a man connected to a laundromat burglary that happened Wednesday. Around 4 a.m., the man allegedly used a saw to cut an air condition unit from the window of the M&K Laundromat, located on Montgomery Avenue, police said. He entered through the opening, and once he was inside, used a crow bar to open the laundromat’s safe and took an unknown amount of cash. He […]

  • Handcuffed man accused of shoplifting escapes NYPD custody in East Harlem

    EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — Police are looking for a man who escaped custody Saturday after he allegedly shoplifted at a Duane Reade in East Harlem. The man, who police were not able to identify before he escaped was arrested for shoplifting at the store. He was handcuffed and was placed in a police car on East 102nd Street near Madison Avenue, police said. With his hands handcuffed to his back, he fled the car, running eastbound on East 102nd Street. Surveillance […]

  • Woman dies after plunging 30 feet from World Trade Center Oculus escalator: sources

    LOWER MANHATTAN — A woman is dead after plunging 30 feet off the side of an escalator at the World Trade Center Oculus early Saturday morning, according to Port Authority officials and law enforcement sources. EMS responded to the area around 5 a.m. after reports that a person was injured due to a fall, according to the FDNY. The person was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition, the FDNY said. Port Authority officials confirmed that the woman, 29, was the victim in […]

  • Lindsay Lohan says she’s studying Islam, wants to meet Trump

    NEW YORK — Actress Lindsay Lohan opened up on her interest in politics, Islam why she thinks U.S. citizens should unite behind President Donald Trump in an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail Friday. Lohan made headlines recently when rumors started swirling she had converted to Islam. But during her DailyMail.com interview, Lohan said she was only contemplating conversion, but thinks Islam is “peaceful” and said practicing it would align with her personal beliefs. She said she’s been studying the Quran “for […]

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    Queens gym teacher arrested for groping student: police

    QUEENS VILLAGE, Queens — A Queens gym teacher has been arrested after allegations surfaced he groped a teenage girl. Bryan Castillo, 34, was arrested Thursday and charged with forcible touching and acting in a manner injurious to a child. In December, Castillo allegedly called a teen girl into his office at the Business Technology Early College High School in Queens Village and asked her to turn around before reaching around her ribcage and touching her breasts over her clothes, police said. […]

  • Mount Vernon police chase suspect into Bronx, shoot woman in car

    WAKEFIELD, the Bronx — A woman is injured and a man is in custody after a police chase that began in Mount Vernon ended in a police-involved shooting in the Bronx. Police attempted to pull a car over in Mount Vernon around 9 a.m. near Fulton Avenue and 4th Street but the driver was uncooperative, Acting Deputy Chief Roy Hastings said. The civilian car led officers on a chase that ended near 233rd Street and Bronx Boulevard in the Wakefield section […]

  • Vizio to pay $2.5M after allegations TVs collected viewer data

    New Jersey officials say television manufacturer Vizio and a subsidiary will pay $2.5 million to settle allegations that they surreptitiously tracked consumers’ viewing habits and sold the information to marketing companies and data brokers. The settlement announced Monday ends parallel investigations conducted by the state and the Federal Trade Commission into the use of data-collecting technology on Vizio’s smart TVs. According to the lawsuit, Vizio was literally watching its viewers watch TV, capturing detailed information about what people were viewing […]

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