Alicia Nieves

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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.

Man Ambushed, Shot To Death Outside Fairmount Bar, Police say

Philadelphia police are investigating what they believe was an ambush attack that left a man dead after being shot multiple times in the Fairmount section of the city. 


Camden County Police Department Hosts Annual Metro Summer Carnival Night

The department hopes the bonds built here lead to trust and even crime tips.


Family Members Say Man Who Killed Daughter In Murder-Suicide Had Violent History, Bit Man’s Ear Off In Bar Fight

Kayden’s parents were in the middle of a custody dispute at the time of her death.

CBS 3–08/07/2018

Rittenhouse Deadly Stabbing Suspect Michael White Released From Jail, Placed On House Arrest

A young man charged in a deadly stabbing in Rittenhouse Square has been released from jail after gathering enough money to post bail last week.

CBS 3–08/06/2018

‘It’s Awesome’: Thousands Of Eagles Fans Pack Lincoln Financial Field For Team’s First Open Practice

It’s been six months since the Eagles won their first Super Bowl, and a lot of fans clearly built up their excitement to see the team back on the field.

CBS 3–08/05/2018

Camden Flea Infestation

‘This Whole Block Is Flooded’: Flea Infestation Plagues Camden Neighborhood For Weeks

Residents along Browning Street, like Rashan Gaffney, say the problem is “real bad.”

CBS 3–07/30/2018

Rashaun Washington

Family Members Demand Answers After Deadly Vineland Police-Involved Shooting

The Vineland officer who fatally shot 37-year-old Rashaun Washington has been put on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

CBS 3–07/16/2018

Thai Cave Rescue: Life-Saving Operation Among Most Difficult, Says Local Diver

David Barnes of Scubadelphia has been scuba diving and cave diving for more than 20 years.

CBS 3–07/09/2018

Couple Killed In Powerful Home Explosion In Newfield

A powerful blast shook neighbors in their beds Saturday morning and now family and friends are mourning the loss of the victims. 

CBS 3–07/07/2018

Man Calls 911 When Apartment Gets Unbearably Hot After Air Conditioning Goes Down In Building

The air conditioning system in nearly all of the apartments at the Blossom Towers complex broke down Friday.

CBS 3–07/02/2018

People Keeping Cool At Camden Pool On Hot Day

Keeping cool is on the mind of many as a heat wave hits the blankets the region, but some kids have found a solution to staying chill through it all.

CBS 3–06/29/2018

Coast Guard On Heightened Alert After Plane Lands On Cape May Beach; Pilot Seen Running Away

A small engine plane lands on the beach in Cape May after witnesses say the pilot was flying erratically. 

CBS 3–06/25/2018

Philadelphia Police Looking To Identify Suspects In Possibly Linked Vandalism Cases

Philadelphia Police Looking To ID Suspects In Vandalism Incidents

Investigators say the suspects stole home surveillance cameras from several homes in April and set a vehicle on fire in May.

CBS 3–06/12/2018

Raoul Gadson and Chanel Barnes,

New Details As Manhunt In Fatal Deptford Strip Mall Shooting Continues

Police were called to the Marshalls department store at 1800 Celements Bridge Road at 3:40 Saturday afternoon for a shoplifting in progress.

CBS 3–06/11/2018

Pennsylvania Turnpike Worker Retires After More Than 6 Decades On The Job

On Monday, Chester Detweiler’s turnpike co-workers, bosses, and even Gov. Tom Wolf via a letter, celebrated his service.

CBS 3–06/04/2018

Parents Charged After 3-Year-Old Boy Falls From Second Floor Window In Upper Darby

The boy suffered an orbital bone fracture and lacerations to the face.

CBS 3–05/29/2018

Starbucks’ Company-Wide Anti-Bias Training Aims To Prevent Discrimination

Starbucks released a few seconds of an eight-minute video that all its employees will watch on Tuesday, when all stores around the country will close for the anti-bias training.

CBS 3–05/28/2018

‘Decoration Day’ Re-enactment Honors Soldiers At Laurel Hill Cemetery

One of the oldest Memorial Day traditions in the nation takes place every year in Philadelphia.

CBS 3–05/27/2018

Delaware Valley Venues Hosting British-Themed Watch Parties To Capitalize On Royal Wedding

From Windsor, England, to the Delaware Valley, many people all over the world are waiting to watch as an American actress marries into the royal family.

CBS 3–05/18/2018

Scott Wagner

Pennsylvania Primary Day: Scott Wagner Wins Republican Gubernatorial Nomination, Lou Barletta Becomes GOP Senate Nominee

It’s Primary Day in Pennsylvania as voters throughout the region have been hitting the polls.

CBS 3–05/15/2018

Pa. State Police Search For Suspect In Indecent Exposure Case On Perkiomen Trail

On May 8, a female victim reported that while she was running on the trail, a man approached her and exposed himself to her. 

CBS 3–05/14/2018

Budget Shortfall Leads To Loss Of Jobs, Closure Of South Jersey School

A budget shortfall is leading to the closure of a South Jersey school and the loss of dozens of jobs.


Family, Friends Remember Fallen Philadelphia Fire Capt. Matt LeTourneau With Blood Drives

Many people rolled up their sleeves in remembrance of fallen Philadelphia Fire Capt. Matt LeTourneau.

CBS 3–05/08/2018

Increased Crime Leads To Closing Of Philadelphia’s Graffiti Pier

Considered one of the city’s best outdoor art spaces, Pier 124 also known as Graffiti Pier, is being closed to the public due to an increase of crime.

CBS 3–05/06/2018

2-Year-Old Boy Rescued After Getting Stuck Inside Toy Claw Machine At Allentown Laundromat

It happened Thursday at a laundromat on the 800 block of North 7th Street.

CBS 3–05/04/2018

Some Get Extension For Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Amnesty Program After Massive Turnout

Some drivers looking to clear up old, unpaid Philadelphia parking tickets were given a second chance on Tuesday under one condition.


Camden Catholic High School Football Coach Claims He Was Fired Over Number Of Minority Players On Team

Students and parents began lining up in front of Camden Catholic High School around 7:30 a.m. to protest Strom’s firing.

CBS 3–04/30/2018

Sexual Assault Survivors Calling Cosby Verdict A ‘Stepping Stone’ For Justice

Some are calling the guilty verdict handed down against Bill Cosby, a victory for sex abuse victims, including those who are still waiting for justice in unrelated cases.


Meredith Chapman

Police: Villanova Official Killed By Lover’s Wife In Radnor Murder-Suicide

A woman broke into the Philadelphia-area home of another woman she believed was romantically involved with her husband and killed her before killing herself, authorities said.

CBS 3–04/24/2018

Police: Person Of Interest In Nicetown Shooting Turns Himself In

It happened near Germantown Avenue and West Cayuga Street, just after 8 a.m. Monday. 

CBS 3–04/23/2018

Taxpayers To Pay More Than Half Of $2.27M Eagles Championship Parade Bill

It was a lot of fun but the bill is now in for the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade.

CBS 3–04/20/2018

‘It Was A Giant Explosion’: Elderly Woman Killed After Car Barrels Into Bedroom

It happened on the 300 block of Harleysville Pike in Franconia Township. 


Local Businesses Cashing In As Villanova Heads To The Final Four

Students and fans alike are hitting up bookstores and local shops to get their hands on Villanova gear.


north philadelphia fire

Family Seeking Answers After Bodies Recovered Days After Deadly North Philly Fire

The Philadelphia Fire Department is investigating the numerous calls the family said they made about their loved ones.


Police: 3 Bodies, Including Mother And Son, Found At Scene Of Philly Blaze

A local family has questions for the Philadelphia Fire Department after the bodies of three of their loved ones were found three days after a house fire in North Philadelphia.


Thousands Without Power In South Jersey After Snowstorm

Thousands of residents are without power in South Jersey after the region got pummeled with snow.


Allentown Teen Returns To PA, Authorities Await Extradition Of Kevin Esterly

The international search for a 16-year-old girl from Allentown has ended after U.S. Marshall’s located Amy Yu and the 45-year-old Kevin Esterly in Mexico.


Community Rallies After Beloved Delaware School Principal Is Fired

In addition to the petition, students and parents plan on taking action Monday morning.


st. albert school bomb scare

Officials: Bomb Scare Forces Montgomery County School To Evacuate

Police and other emergency responders in Huntingdon Valley were called out to St. Albert the Great School after the school received the threat Tuesday morning.


Utility Crews Rush To Restore Power For Thousands As Second Nor’easter Looms

In Montgomery County, tens of thousands are still without power and many are worried it may not be restored by the time this next storm hits.


downed tree

Delaware County Crews Racing To Clean Up Before Midweek Nor’easter

The cleanup continues in Delaware County following Friday’s powerful nor’easter as another storm is on the way to batter the region. 


Mummers Return To Manayunk With Special Super Bowl Guest

This year, you could say, it may have even been another Philadelphia Eagles celebration.


Massive Fire Causes Nearly $2 Million In Damage To School District’s Bus Fleet

Classes throughout the Parkland School District have been canceled Friday because of this fire.


Taking Strides For Autism: Thousands Participate In 10th Annual Run-Walk In Sea Isle

A decade has gone by since the creation of this event, and it has gone from 600 people to now upwards of 3,000.


Wintry Mix Hits Philadelphia Region Leaving Roadways Slick

We haven’t seen it in a while but Saturday’s snow reminded many, that despite the up and down temperatures that, it is still winter.


Information Fair Assists Hurricane Maria Victims Who Fled To Delaware Valley

The effort continues to help Puerto Ricans who fled when Hurricane Maria roared ashore last year.


Philly Restaurants, Bars Hosting Super Bowl Watch Parties

Most bars and restaurants have sold out of Super Bowl LII watch-party space but not all hope is lost if you still want to watch the big game in that kind of atmosphere.


Local Businesses Flooded With Pre-Orders For Ultimate Super Bowl Food Spread

The owner of Slack’s Hoagie Shack told Eyewitness News he had an extra person working at the sandwich shop everyday since Tuesday.


13-Year-Old Eagles Fan Who Survived Cancer Gets Surprise Super Bowl Ticket

A 13-year-old die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan, who overcame childhood cancer, gets a chance to go to Super Bowl LII after a Minnesota Vikings fan’s donation.