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Allison Kaden joined PIX 11 News in 2004. Previously she was an anchor and reporter at News 12 Networks, starting at News 12 The Bronx in 2000.

As a young reporter Kaden covered September 11th, 2001 and the dark days that followed the terrorist attack. Only weeks before September 11th, she was in Israel following a group of New Yorkers when a terrorist attack in Jerusalem injured several people she was covering. She was the only local New York reporter in Israel covering the attack.

As part of PIX 11 News, Kaden has covered a variety of stories including the 2005 tour boat accident on Lake George; the deadly 2011 Christmas Day fire in Stamford, Connecticut and she was one of the first on the scene for the tragic July 4th, 2012 boating accident on the Long Island Sound. Kaden covered Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath from New Jersey, Long Island, Staten Island and Queens.

Kaden has been nominated for several New York Emmy awards and won in 2007 as part of PIX 11′s team coverage of the 2006 explosion of an Upper East Side townhouse. She received special mention in 2005 from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association for her coverage of a helicopter crashing into the East River after taking off from the 34th street heliport.

In addition to the hard and harrowing news of the day, Kaden loves to cover the lighter side of life. She’s donned a wedding dress for the annual running of the brides, given viewers a backstage look at Broadway and hit the red carpet for television and film premieres.

Kaden has a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Tulane University. She earned a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She also studied photography at American University of Paris.

Recent Articles
  • Coastal flood warning issued for parts of Long Island, NJ coast

    NEW YORK — A coastal flood warning has been issued for parts of Long Island and the New Jersey coast as a fall nor’easter spins off the East Coast. The warning is in effect through midnight Saturday for the south shore of Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island. Expect tides to rise from two to four feet above normal, causing significant flooding of roads and buildings along the shoreline, according to the National Weather Service. Numerous roads may become impassable […]

  • Men try to lure multiple children in Brooklyn by offering them candy: police

    BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn — Police are looking for a group of men accused of trying to lure children to their vehicle multiple times Saturday night in Brooklyn. According to authorities, around 8:30 p.m., four men in a blue vehicle first offered candy to two boys, ages 10 and 11, trying to get them over to their vehicle near 47th Street and 18th Avenue in Borough Park. In the below surveillance footage obtained by Boro Park Shomrim, it appears two of […]

  • City steps up resources for homeless after 4 men murdered in Chinatown

    NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced Monday the city is increasing outreach teams and resources for the homeless population in the Chinatown area of Downtown Manhattan after four homeless men were murdered. Beginning Monday, mental health support teams will be on-site at community locations throughout the week to provide support and connect people to mental health and other supportive social services. NYPD has also deployed additional officers to patrol the neighborhood. The city will also increase the […]

  • NYPD works to erase stigma of seeking mental health help but challenges lie ahead

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — There is a mental health crisis in the NYPD. Nine officers have committed suicide this year. Now, the nation’s largest police force is working to erase the stigma of talking about mental health. “We can’t remain silent about this. This is something that affects not just the NYPD, but law enforcement all across this country,” Chief of Department Terence Monahan said. Monahan’s longtime friend Deputy Chief Steven Silks committed suicide in early June. “I spoke to him […]

  • Global Citizen Festival to tackle extreme poverty and climate change

    DUMBO, Brooklyn — There was major star power in Dumbo Thursday afternoon as part of a big announcement from Global Citizen, the organization that raises money and promotes social action through the annual Global Citizen festival. Chris Martin, Hugh Jackman, Usher and Pharrell Williams were among the A list celebrities who joined top business leaders to announce Global Goal Live. This campaign aims to raise $350 billion by September 2020. The hope is that amount will then be yearly to […]

  • First female Korean-American priest comes to historic Episcopalian church in Chelsea

    CHELSEA, Manhattan — On most Sundays at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, about 25 people show up. The leadership of this historic 188-year-old church in the heart of Chelsea decided something needed to change if they were ever going to revitalize the church. “What swayed me was her openness, just her candor. And the ideas she had for moving forward,” vestry member Brian Crowson said. Crowson described Reverend Christine Lee. The 47-year-old will become the head priest at the church on […]

  • Controversy over planned all-men’s homeless shelter on West 107th Street

    MANHATTAN VALLEY — A homeless shelter on West 107th Street in Manhattan Valley, currently housing women, is expected to transition to single adult men in October. And much of the neighborhood is not happy. “Once men are involved here, the landscape could potentially change and everybody is concerned,” neighbor Ali Jafry said. He lives next door to the shelter and said in recent years the women have been good neighbors. The New York City Department of Homeless Services recently announced […]

  • Climate strikes sweep New York, the globe as protesters demand urgent action

    From London to New York City and from Perth to Paris, climate activists are taking part in a global general strike on Friday in what is expected to be the biggest day of climate demonstrations in the planet’s history. Thousands of students attended the Climate Strike in New York City, instead of going to school. Clio Turner told PIX11, “I am here because climate change is real.” There was a mixture of fear and optimism in the crowd. Fear that […]

  • Sticky situation: New York City street signs covered with gum from tourists

    NEW YORK — Chew on this: tourists on double decker buses are sticking their gum on New York City street signs. Two signs on Broadway near City Hall have been covered in chewed up gum. “People have been quite respectful actually. I’m quite surprised to see that,” Kerry Gleeson told PIX11 as she waited for the TopView double decker bus in Lower Manhattan. The tourists have been taking advantage of their elevated perch to deface city property. Mayor Bill de […]

  • Home health aide company accused of threatening deportation when workers asked for unpaid wages

    MIDWOOD, Brooklyn — A home health aide company announced a settlement Friday to pay workers backpay and benefits following accusations of wage theft and threats to immigrants. “Our investigation found that in not paying the home health aids the amount they were actually owed, the company was violating New York labor law,” said New York Attorney General Letitia James Allcare Homecare, based in Midwood, Brooklyn, is accused of threatening some of its employees with deportation when they complained. More than […]

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