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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: Republican challengers for Public Advocate, Queens DA

    New Yorkers will head to the polls on November 5 to decide several important races in the city. We hear from Councilman Joe Borelli, the Republican challenger who will face Jumaane Williams in the race for Public Advocate. And Joe Murray is the Republican challenger to Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in the race for Queens District Attorney. He tells us why his background as a former police officer turned criminal defense attorney makes him the right candidate for the […]

  • News Closeup: Melinda Katz talks about her battle to become Queens District Attorney

    Queens Borough President Melinda Katz became the Democratic Nominee for Queens District Attorney following a drawn out primary battle against her opponent, Tiffany Caban. She is now preparing to face Republican attorney Joe Murray in the November 5th election. If Katz wins, she will have big shoes to fill. The office had been held by tough on crime D.A. Judge Richard Brown for 28 years. We hear from Melinda Katz on the issues facing her borough and what she plans […]

  • News Closeup: Mayor de Blasio talks about his presidential campaign, NYC issues

    NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is not yet ready to end his 2020 Presidential campaign, in spite of the fact that he has been consistently polling around zero to one percent. But as his campaign continues, the Mayor has found himself coming under fire for neglecting his duties to run the city. Recently released records show he spent less than 7 hours at City Hall in May, the same month he launched his bid for the White House. We hear […]

  • News Closeup: Progressive challenger for Bronx congressional seat

    Most of the political attention is focused on the presidential election in 2020, but many local races will be decided a year from November as well. One of those is the congressional seat being vacated by long-time incumbent Jose Serrano, who suffers from Parkinson’s. Former city council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is challenging for that seat as a progressive. She wants to become the first woman to fill the seat. Meanwhile, veteran journalist Greta Van Susteren is joining the PIX11 family […]

  • News Closeup: NYC Public Advocate gives progress report

    Jumaane Williams has held the office of New York City Public Advocate for five months after winning the special election held when Tish James vacated her seat to become New York State Attorney General. In a crowded field of candidates, he garnered 33% of the vote. Since taking office, Williams has introduced a number of initiatives including a youth employment education program, and legislation to improve safety for bicyclists. With a lot more on his list, he’ll face off for […]

  • News Closeup: 2020 race update, Surge in NYPD suicides, 50th anniversary of Woodstock

    NEW YORK — A crowded field of democratic hopefuls are already battling it out for the chance to defeat President Trump in 2020. This comes at a time when the nation remains deeply divided over key issues including immigration, health care and mounting gun violence. We hear from former New York Congressman Charles Rangel on these topics and more. The NYPD is facing a mental health crisis with nine officers dying by suicide since the start of 2019. Experts agree […]

  • Documentary exposing racism in Rosedale goes viral 40 years later; Alvin Ailey summer camp program spotlight

    NEW YORK — A documentary that exposed racist violence in Rosedale, Queens recently resurfaced after more than 40 years and has gone viral on social media. Called “Rosedale: The Way It Is,” the PBS documentary profiled the experience of a black middle class family moving into a predominantly white working class community. More than four decades later, News Closeup asks the question, “how much has changed?” We hear from Glenda Spencer, whose family was at the center of the documentary; […]

  • Bill extending 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund passed; political analysis of 2nd Democratic presidential debate

    After a long battle in Congress, President Donald Trump signed a bill to extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. It will provide a lifetime of assistance to first responders and others who developed illnesses related to the 9/11 attacks. We hear from Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the lead sponsor of the bill, and Robert Serra, a member of the FDNY whose first day on the job was September 11th, 2001. This week also marked the second round of Democratic presidential debates […]

  • NYPD Chief Terry Monahan talks officers doused with water; PR Gov. resignation

    There has been national outrage this week after video surfaced of NYPD officers being taunted and doused with water. The condemnations have reached as high as the White House with President Trump calling the acts a disgrace that will not be tolerated. The officers in these incidents showed remarkable restraint. But the NYPD says from now on arrests will be made on the spot. We hear from NYPD Chief of Department Terry Monahan. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló agreed to […]

  • Apollo 11: 50 years later

    Fifty years ago this weekend, two American astronauts became the first humans to walk on the moon. Their 250,000-mile journey marked an important milestone in space exploration and in the U.S. space program. NASA had planned to follow through with nine more Apollo moon missions to explore and collect scientific data. But six months after that first historic landing, federal officials began cutting funds to the program. Apollo 17 in 1972 would be the sixth and final mission for the […]

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