Tamsen Fadal is the co-anchor of the PIX11 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. in New York City. She joined the PIX11 News Team in the spring of 2008.

Since arriving at PIX11, Tamsen has anchored the station’s coverage of some of the most important breaking news stories in New York and the world, including the 2017 terror attack in SoHo, the election of 2016, Superstorm Sandy, the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, the Eric Garner case and protests, and the visit of Pope Francis.

An 11-time Emmy Award winner, Tamsen’s career has taken her to the front lines of the War on Terror. In 2002, she traveled to Afghanistan where she was embedded with U.S. troops during Operation Enduring Freedom. During her time as a reporter, Tamsen was on the scene covering several other major stories, including the 2005 London bombings, and the 2003 Columbia Space Shuttle disaster. Prior to moving to New York, Tamsen anchored and reported in Philadelphia and Orlando.

Tamsen lost her mother to breast cancer in 1990 and has been a long-time advocate for breast cancer awareness, educating women and their families about the disease. She is proud to be involved with several charitable organizations, including the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer. She also serves on the boards of several non-profit agencies,including ADAPT Community Network, Best Buddies of New York and Shining Service Women’s Veterans Association. She works closely with SHARE Cancer Support, North Shore Animal League America and Ackerman Institute for the Family.

A Lebanese-American, Tamsen is passionate about empowering women, writing three self-help books. Her latest, “The New Single: Finding, Fixing and Falling Back In Love With Yourself” (St. Martin’s Press 2015), seeks to help women emerge from a big life change with confidence, grace and a recipe for self-care.

Tamsen is the executive producer and host of “Broadway Profiles” for The Broadway Channel, which also airs on PIX11. A longtime theater fan, Tamsen made her Broadway debut in “Chicago The Musical” in January 2010, followed by on-stage appearances in Broadway’s “In the Heights” and “Rock of Ages.”

Born in Concord, Mass., Tamsen grew up in Albany, N.Y., and South Texas, and graduated from University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. She currently lives in New York City with her Chihuahua, Matsen.

Recent Articles
  • Mom becomes a Changemaker in the sunscreen industry

    TUDOR CITY, Manhattan — A mom who was trying to find a solution to her child’s allergic reaction to sunscreen is now a Changemaker in the industry! Goddess Garden started 15 years ago. When Nova Covington put traditional sunscreen on her daughter, the little girl began to have a reaction to the chemicals. That’s when Nova and her biochemist husband, took action and create a safer sunscreen. The key to their brand, “Goddess Garden” — it’s mineral. “Mineral sunscreens operate […]

  • Changemakers: Actor Tony Danza brings kids, police officers together to sing and perform

    NEW YORK — When cops and kids come together to sing and perform, it’s about more than just the music; it’s about breaking down barriers and building lifelong friendships. It’s a group within the New York Police Athletic League acting program, led by actor and board member Tony Danza. It brings together kids in the community with police officers. They practiced Monday for their next big event. Danza is not only their mentor, but also very active in their practice […]

  • Changemakers: Bronx students work to make neighborhood healthier

    MOTT HAVEN, the Bronx — The Mott Haven section of the Bronx is one of the unhealthiest neighborhoods in New York, but one group of middle schoolers is making it their mission to turn that statistic around. The students want to inspire their community to eat better and get their local bodegas to offer healthier options. They are part of the BronxWorks program called “Shop Healthy” at the Betances Community Center. Today they’re headed out with their check list to […]

  • Sign language is bridging the gap in Brooklyn

    We’re taking you inside a special class that’s open to the public and is changing the way people view the deaf community. It’s lead by an inspirational teacher. Elizabeth, who is a sign language specialist at Adapt Community Network, had a vision to incorporate Adapt participants as co-teachers and that’s where Lisette Vega came in. Lisette was born deaf, and just 7 years ago received a cochlear implant, something that made a profound impact on her. She also feels good […]

  • Interior designer Roric Tobin’s childhood love of nature inspires new furniture line

    A world-renowned interior designer just launched his own furniture line, but he’s keeping it local. It all started with Roric Tobin’s love for gemstones as a kid. That draw led to the design of his first furniture line, which includes gorgeous pieces made from dynamic stones and black marble. He calls the pieces “functional luxury.” “We want people to use their pieces or there’s no point in it,” Tobin said. Tobin is half of the world-renowned interior design team, Bradfield […]

  • Changemakers: NYU, Google work together to create a more accessible music world

    Music and technology are coming together to allow people with a range of abilities to let their artistic expression soar. NYU students have partnered with Adapt Community Network participants to create a more accessible music world. It’s a collaboration between NYU’s Ability Project and Google Create labs called Creatability. Research Fellow Claire Kearney-Volpe has been leading the way. “The project focuses on how tech can extend people’s abilities and increase their participation,” she said. NYU has also teamed up with […]

  • Newest ‘Real Housewife of NY’ is a pioneer in the construction business

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — The newest Real Housewife of New York is a pioneer in the construction business. Barbara Kavovit, is the CEO and founder of Evergreen Construction. Her love of building things started when she was nine years old, growing up in the Bronx. That’s when she built a bunk bed with her dad and the two even installed it. Kavovit studied finance in school, but then soon turned back to her passion, construction. She founded Anchor Construction which turned […]

  • Woman who survived against all odds hopes story will inspire others

    We are sharing stories of survivors during February’s Go Red month, shining a light on heart health awareness. Tonight, we introduce you to a remarkable woman who has survived against all odds, and, who is determined to turn her hardships into a positive way to inspire other women. More: Jessica Melore: website | twitter | facebook | instagram

  • Changemakers: To Protect, Serve and Understand

    Inspired by the death of Eric Garner, actor Terry Greiss put together an unlikely improve group made of police and civilians in order to better community relations. Note: This originally aired in November 2018. 

  • Changemakers: Rebecca Minkoff — Designer with a Purpose

    Designer Rebecca Minkoff kicked off her latest spring line at New York Fashion Week. She also took part in the  E! Meet the Font Five Panel.  With her runway success comes her commitment to paying it forward. Her platform,  Female Founder Collective, is another way to help young women achieve their goals.  Tamsen Fadal introduces us to this Changemaker who turned her brand into a global phenomenon.

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