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
  • First New York public school created for dyslexic children

    STATEN ISLAND — Parents desperate to get their children with dyslexia the daily instruction they needed went out on their own to solve the problem. These changemakers, along with advocates and elected leaders, helped to create a one of a kind public school that is now leading the way in learning. Welcome to Bridge Preparatory charter school in Staten Island. This is the only public school in New York that caters to children with dyslexia, a learning disorder that can […]

  • The comedy queen behind Carolines on Broadway

    THEATER DISTRICT — The 16th annual New York Comedy Festival kicked off Monday! The week-long event featuring over 200 top comedians is being hosted at dozens of venues throughout the five boroughs. The woman behind it? Caroline Hirsch, the owner of Carolines on Broadway. Her iconic comedy club sits in the heart of Times Square.  Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Leslie Jones, Judd Apatow and Tina Fey are just a few names that have worked the stage there. Even a teenage […]

  • Changemakers: Teen creates million-dollar candy empire

    MIDTOWN  — With Halloween candy just about everywhere right now, why not try a healthier option? The teen behind Zolli Candy created sweets that help reduce tooth decay and in doing so, this changemaker has created a multi-million-dollar business. We met 14-year-old Alina Morse at Dylan’s Candy Bar in Midtown to show off her company’s new sweets. “What we’re really excited about is our new products Zolli Carmels, Zollibeans and our Zolli gummies.” Her friends at home in Detroit call her […]

  • Changemakers: Queens-born choreographer has the year of her life

    NOHO — A Queens-born girl who had a love for dance turned her passion into an award-winning career as one of the most sought-after choreographers in the industry. This week’s very busy changemaker, Camille A. Brown, is working on four major projects this year. Brown’s choreography on “Choir Boy” earned her a Tony Nomination, making her the first black woman to be nominated for the category in over two decades. Camille A. Brown grew up in Jamaica, Queens. Small in […]

  • Changemakers: TechWorks helps provide independence for those living with special needs

    BROOKLYN — When we think of new technology, many of us may not realize that advances in sciences actually provide independence for so many. Eleven-year-old Jose Cummings communicates with facial expressions, but here at Adapt community network’s Brooklyn School Age Program, he gets to fully participate in activities thanks to new technology. TechWorks created a toggle switch to help Jose communicate with just a brush of his hand. Jose, who has cerebral palsy and lung disease, doesn’t let that get […]

  • Changemakers: Book drive for incarcerated teens in the Bronx

    THE BRONX — In the digital age, books are being requested by teens! It may be surprising to hear but these teens are behind bars in the Bronx and two women have made it their mission to provide them with books that may one day change their lives. There can be a lot of idle time when you’re a teen in a detention center and books are key. Mia Abrahams is a youth justice coordinator, working directly with teens at […]

  • New scalp cooling system helps with effects of chemotherapy

    Breast cancer death rates have been decreasing since 1989. Early detection does save lives and thanks to new treatments, including the FDA cleared DigniCap Scalp Cooling System, the side effects of chemotherapy aren’t what they used to be. Correction: This article has been updated to reflect that the cooling system will help chemotherapy side effects.

  • Changemakers: Mom creates eyewear company that revolutionizes the way you order glasses

    Heidi Hertel’s two toddlers both needed glasses. “We just found over and over it was really disappointing experience where we were compromising on either color, style or price,” she said. That’s when she decided to take matters into her own hands and created Fitz Frames. When you find out your child needs glasses, it can be challenging trying to find the right pair and getting them to actually wear them. Dr. Erika Oltra, a Manhattan ophthalmologist, says it’s important to […]

  • Green Keepers keep the city beautiful while turning their lives around

    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — They keep the city green and clean and you see them year around at various parks. The Green Keepers are a special group given a life-changing chance at starting fresh. The Green Keepers are hard at work at the Broadway Malls keeping them beautiful for all to enjoy. Goddard Riverside’s Green Keepers employs people with special needs. Deborah Kaplan, director of employment at Goddard Riverside, says she manages a special group. “The people we work […]

  • Daily Mail TV’s third season debuts Monday on PIX11

    Daily Mail TV, which is fresh off a daytime Emmy, is set to debut its third season right here on PIX11. Tamsen Fadal sat down with host Jesse Palmer for an inside look. The new season will start airing on PIX11 Monday at 2 p.m.

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