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Alicia Nieves is an Emmy award-winning reporter who joined PIX 11 News in April 2019. This is her first time reporting in the tri-state area, but she is not new to the region. Nieves is a proud native New Yorker who was born and raised in the Bronx. Joining PIX 11 fulfills a life-long dream to cover news that matters in her hometown.

Before joining the team, Nieves was a general assignment reporter for CBS in Philadelphia. There, she was part of the historical coverage of the city’s first-ever Super Bowl victory and was amongst the team of reporters who covered both of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trials. However, the story she connected to and covered the most, while is Philadelphia, was the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Hundreds of thousands of people in the Philadelphia region had no connection to loved ones on the island after the storm, including Nieves, so she went down there, reconnected loved ones on the island to those in Philadelphia and along the way, was also able to find her family. The collective coverage in Puerto Rico earned Nieves her first Emmy.

Nieves has also reported in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania for WNEP-TV and in Binghamton, NY for WBNG-TV. For her entire career, she has been passionate about telling stories that matter, in a way that matters. So feel free to reach out to her on social media, if you have a story idea in the tri-state area.

Recent Articles
  • NYC seminar to help public register for 9/11 benefits

    LOWER MANHATTAN — The 18th anniversary of the terror attack on 9/11 has passed, but effects from the deadly attack still linger. Comedian Jon Stewart, who’s worked to advocate for first responders suffering from 9/11-related illnesses, will team up with John Feal — who worked at ground zero  — and attorney Michael Barasch to hold an information session for those who may have been or may be sickened by breathing in toxins from ground zero. Lila Nordstrom, who was a […]

  • Feast of San Gennaro packs Little Italy for 93rd year

    LITTLE ITALY, Manhattan — The heart of Little Italy was lit up with green, white, and red lights on Saturday, as thousands of people packed Mulberry Street for this year’s Feast of San Gennaro. The feast is a 93-year-old tradition that celebrates Italian American culture, with a variety of Italian food (of course) and tons of festival fun. But mostly the Italian food. Every year, including this year, there is every Italian dish you can think of at this feast. […]

  • Dozens arrested at Microsoft flagship store in Manhattan, dropping ‘blood-stained’ bills on the floor

    MIDTOWN MANHATTAN — Nearly 80 people were arrested at an anti-ICE protest outside of a Manhattan Microsoft store Saturday over the corporation’s business ties to the controversial government agency. Police said people 76 were arrested in the protest, which began at the New York Public Library around 2 p.m. Protesters then marched to the flagship Microsoft store on Fifth Avenue between 53rd Street and 54th Street. Some of the protesters in the group allegedly went inside the store and sat […]

  • Trump administration moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the US Food and Drug Administration would be putting out “some very strong recommendations” regarding the use of flavored e-cigarettes in “a couple of weeks.” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, seated in the Oval Office with the President, first lady Melania Trump and the acting commissioner of the FDA, announced that newly proposed enforcement policy would require flavored e-cigarette companies to take their products off the market. “It’ll take several […]

  • US district judge says Newark won’t be forced to provide bottled water to vulnerable residents

    NEWARK — Amid the water crisis in Newark, a US district judge ruled that the city won’t be forced to provide bottled water to residents considered vulnerable in the eastern part of the city. That would include those who are pregnant or have children age six or under. The ruling comes as a response to a motion filed by the Newark Education Workers Caucus (a group of public school educators) and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Testing of water in […]

  • Trial for men accused of plotting 9/11 attacks gets early 2021 start date

    WASHINGTON — There is a start date for the war crimes trial of five men held at the Guantanamo Bay prison on charges of planning and aiding the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. A military judge says the death-penalty case will start Jan. 11, 2021. Air Force Col. Shane Cohen set the date in a scheduling order issued Friday. The order also lays out a number of other deadlines in a case that has been bogged down in pretrial litigation since […]

  • Nassau County officials say they are prepared for the next school shooting

    Two days after a Nassau county man opened fire at a school in Roosevelt, county officials hold a news conference on school safety, touting Tuesday`s shooting as an example of how police and school officials were prepared.

  • Gang member’s mom worked for U.S. Attorney in NJ, allegedly acted as mole for Bloods

    A Brooklyn mom who works for the U.S. Attorney in New Jersey is accused of acting as a mole for her gang member son, officials said. Tawanna Hilliard, 44, was charged with illegally obtaining information from a government computer. The indictment alleges she “knowingly and intentionally accessed a computer and exceeded authorized access” to get the names of blood gang member informants. The informants Hilliard allegedly outed were put on a Blood gang hit list. Hilliard was also charged with […]

  • Cyclists celebrate 2nd Avenue bike lane

    Bike lane advocates and local leaders gathered along 59th Street and 2nd Avenue Friday afternoon for a ribbon cutting and celebration. The Department of Transportation has added a new protected bike lane along a new stretch of second avenue. That includes a lane by the entrance of the Queensboro bridge. “Right around this bridge are some of the most dangerous intersections in my district. It is the place most of my residents are likely to be injured even killed,” said […]

  • Kids take to the skies in aviation summer camp

    No kid wants to spend their summer in the classroom, unless they’re the students at the United Aviators summer camp program. Each of the nine kids in the camp actually fly in a single engine Cessna airplane, including the youngest participant. She’s 11. NYPD Officer Cletodell Tidus acts as teacher and co-pilot. He’s one of three NYPD officers who came together to create this program. PIX11’s Alicia Nieves has more in the video above.

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