Alicia Nieves joined CBS 3’s Eyewitness News team as a general assignment reporter in February, 2017. Alicia came to CBS 3 from WNEP-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania where she had been a reporter and back up anchor since 2015. Previously, she was a Washington, D.C. correspondent for KTVX-TV, the ABC station in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Alicia began her career at WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York in 2013. She is a 2010 graduate of the University of Central Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in radio and television broadcasting with a minor in political science. She went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in broadcasting and digital journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication in 2014.
Alicia’s journalism career was inspired by the events of September 11, 2001. A native New Yorker, she was in class at her high school just down the street from the World Trade Center as the Twin Towers collapsed. “On that day I learned how important the news is at a time of crisis, she says, “how people rely on us for accurate information. I think about that every time I report.”
Alicia is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists as well as the Society of Professional Journalists.
Last Sunday 45-year-old Bob DePaul and his girlfriend 42-year-old August Dempsey were shot and killed a few feet from his home.
The shooting took place shortly before 10 p.m. on 3400 block of Township Line Road.
Authorities say a woman was found stabbed to death inside a home in Montgomery County, early Friday morning.
The cousin of Cosmo DiNardo is arrested in connection to the killings of four men in Pennsylvania.
The United States and Russia have reached an agreement on a cease-fire in southwest Syria.
Philadelphia police are investigating a recent series of paintball attacks in the city.
Excitement for the celebration is brewing for some and frustrations are boiling over for others.
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced murder charges against David Desper, 28, from Trainer, Delaware County during a news conference Sunday afternoon.
On Wednesday, she was simply doing what most teens do in the summer. She was sleeping over a friend’s house.
Officials are responding to a house fire at Park boulevard near west Primrose road Sunday afternoon.
Larry Bostic is being held at the Cumberland County Jail.
The family of a man who was shot and killed by Philadelphia police during a traffic stop took part in a protest on Monday.
The jury is not expected to hear from Cosby during the trial, but they will hear testimony from Andrea Constand.
Police say a 16-year-old was fatally shot in Chester as he walked to school on Friday morning.
A Philadelphia community is calling for change after several people are killed over the weekend.
Police in Philadelphia believe they have a motive in the Kensington execution-style double homicide.
Minutes before Saturday afternoon’s Phillies game at Citizen’s Bank Park the entire stadium paused for a moment of silence.
The fare increase will go into effect on July 1.
Philadelphia police are continuing their investigation into a suspicious fire that left a pregnant woman dead over the weekend.
City police are investigating after a 2-year-old boy is shot multiple times in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.
Coast Guard helicopters hovered over the Delaware River Sunday afternoon, as a half-dozen search and rescue boats combed the water near Penns Grove, New Jersey.
A man is in critical condition after falling from a third-floor window of a North Philadelphia motel, Saturday.
A Bucks County business is at the center of an alleged scam alert.
The alleged assaults took place at the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity between the end of last month and last week.
The relics are described as ‘first-class’ or items with a direct association to Saint Padre Pio.
Repairs on a water main are nearly complete, expected to be fully complete by Sunday afternoon.
Cinco de Mayo is a roughly 150 year old tradition that celebrates a battle in 1862, in which Mexico defeated the French army.
Around Pennsylvania when an emergency happens and someone’s life or home is on the line, there are about 50,000 volunteer firefighters who are typically the first to respond.
On Saturday, mourners from the Delaware community gathered at the Wawa where State Police Cpl. Stephen Ballard lost his life.
Daycare owner in Northampton County is facing charges in connection to the death of a baby that was under her care.