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Roie Opperman is the producer of the Emmy Award-winning PIX11 News Closeup with host Marvin Scott.

She has worked as a line producer, segment producer and writer for PIX11 News.

Roie previously worked at the Fox News Channel as an associate producer.

She began her professional life as a broadway dancer in such shows as “Cats” and “The Phantom of the Opera.”

Recent Articles
  • News Closeup: 2 men who were wrongfully convicted share their story

    Two men who say they were wrongfully convicted have shared their story with PIX11 News Close Up. Our first guest was Ronnie Long. Long served his entire 36-year sentence after being convicted of shooting a man to death. Even after being released from prison on parole, he fought to clear his name. Long could have gotten out of prison 18 years earlier, had he agreed to plead guilty. “That was never going to happen,” Long said “I didn’t do it.” […]

  • News Closeup: 2021 mayoral race, NYCHA latest

    Candidates are already lining up for the New York City mayoral race in 2021. Marvin Scott sits down with the latest person to launch a campaign —Retired Brigadier Gen. Loree Sutton. If elected, she would become the first female mayor in the city’s history. We hear how Sutton plans to address the city’s problems including homelessness and a broken transit system. Last week, more than 20,000 NYCHA tenants found themselves without heat or hot water on the coldest day of […]

  • News Closeup: Veterans Services, Impeachment roundup

    There are more than 200,000 Veterans currently living in New York City. Many who return from active duty have difficulty assimilating back into civilian life. New York City has a Department of Veterans Services — the first agency of its kind in the nation — to help deal with their issues. We hear from Joe Belo, Citywide Veterans Director at the City Council, and George Robertson, Employment Specialist at ‘Vets Care’. They tell us about programs that are available to […]

  • News Closeup: Christine Quinn, Greta Van Susteren and a look back at the Iran Hostage Crisis

    Former NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn has been busy since she left office in 2013. She ran for mayor that year, but was defeated in the democratic primary. Since then, she has turned her attention to helping homeless families find housing and economic support. Quinn is now the president and CEO of “WIN,” or Women in Need. We learn from Quinn how “WIN” is providing shelter, supportive housing and wrap around services for formerly homeless women and their children. Also, […]

  • News Closeup: Rep. Yvette Clark talks impeachment

    In a historic move, this week the House of Representatives formalized the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, setting the stage for more public hearings. This week on “PIX11 News Closeup,” Marvin Scott sits down with New York Representative Yvette Clarke. The 7-term Congresswoman, representing the 9th District in Brooklyn, began calling for impeachment proceedings two years ago. We hear from the Congresswoman on this topic and others including the crisis in public housing and protecting the voting rights of formerly […]

  • News Closeup: Comptroller Scott Stringer talks recent investigations

    Comptroller Scott Stringer is New York City’s Chief Financial Officer. He safeguards the city’s fiscal health and acts as financial watchdog over city government. Since taking office in 2013, Stringer and his staff have written hundreds of audits and reports, shining a light on issues and often failures that require immediate attention. We hear from the Comptroller on his most recent investigations including a report showing domestic violence as the leading driver of homelessness, a proposal to extend affordable childcare […]

  • News Closeup: Lindsey Boylan tries to unseat Jerrold Nadler; impeachment impact on Wall Street

    Lindsey Boylan is one of several democrats mounting a campaign to defeat veteran Congressman Jerrold Nadler in 2020. If she is successful, Boylan would become the first woman in 50 years to represent the 10th Congressional District in New York. We hear from Boylan on the issues and why she believes voters should choose her at the polls next year. As Democrats push ahead with an Impeachment Inquiry, many on Wall Street and beyond are concerned about the potential economic […]

  • News Closeup: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, NYCHA panel

    The borough of Brooklyn is larger than many small cities and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is at the helm. Adams is a former police officer, member of the state senate and now a potential candidate for mayor. Adams joins Marvin Scott on News Closeup to address the many issues Brooklyn is dealing with. Chief among them is gun violence, proposed community jails as Rikers Island faces closure, the opioid epidemic and police suicides. Adams himself had emotional issues and […]

  • News Closeup: Republican challenges Staten Island’s Max Rose, who now favors impeachment inquiry

    Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican from Staten Island, is running for Congress in the 11th District, hoping to unseat Democrat Max Rose. Rose, in her opinion, just flip flopped on calling for impeachment proceedings against President Trump. “I think this is a witch hunt,” said Malliotakis. “Now he’s showing his true colors.” She cites her nine years in the Assembly as having the pulse of what’s good for her district and this country. Much of that remains to be seen going […]

  • News Closeup: Congress launches impeachment inquiry into President Trump

    An historic week in American politics after Congress announced it would begin an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. This follows allegations from a whistleblower that President Trump asked the President of Ukraine to dig up dirt on a political rival. The whistleblower also claims the White House tried to cover it up. Our panel of experts explains what defines an impeachable offense, what happens next in this process and what the repercussions could be for the President

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