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.

Eagles Fans Flying High After NFC Championship Game

This night began with about 20 Vikings fans at one table, but that would quickly change because as far as the eye can see it’s all birds fans.

CBS 3–01/21/2018

Vikings Fans Arrive In Philadelphia: ‘They Came A Long Way To Lose!’

A crowd Vikings fans welcomed players and team staff as they checked into a Center City hotel Saturday.

CBS 3–01/20/2018

Road Crews Ready For Latest Blast Of Winter

In Norristown, a PennDOT salt barn has been filling up salt trucks since Monday night.


Philadelphia, The World Bleeds Green With Every Eagles Win

The Philadelphia Eagles have captured the heart and attention of the city and far beyond.


Harsh Weather Has Crews Scrambling To Repair Water Main Breaks Across Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Water Department confirms there were at least ten water main breaks on Sunday.

CBS 3–01/07/2018

South Jersey Residents Still Digging Out From Major Snowstorm

The Jersey Shore is not looking like the sunny summer retreat it’s known to be after the first snowstorm of 2018 hit it.


Heating Oil Mishap Forces Woman Out Of Her Home

At the height of the holiday season, a Delaware County woman says she was forced out of her home.


Bitter Blast Leads To 2 Water Main Breaks In Delaware Valley

The bitter blast in the Delaware Valley caused some damage underground as two water main were affected.


Gunman Opens Fire On Darby Borough Home Christmas Morning

This Christmas instead of the sounds of Christmas bells it was the sound of more than a dozen bullets as one by one they blasted through a home along North 9th Street in Darby Borough.


Nuns Recovering From Head-On Crash Receive 2 Christmas Miracles

Four nuns recovering from a serious car crash say they are actually the recipients of two Christmas miracles this holiday season. 


Upper Perkiomen School Board Votes To Resume Work On Controversial Construction Project

A controversial construction project will resume in Montgomery County after the Upper Perkiomen School Board voted to resume the building of a new middle school.


Police: 3-Year-Old Shoots Self With Father’s Gun In Southwest Philadelphia

Philadelphia police say just before 12 p.m. Sunday the toddler was found bleeding inside a home on South Wilkins Street in the Kingsessing section of the city.

CBS 3–11/26/2017

Suspect In Custody Following Police Standoff In New Castle County

Authorities say David P. Ashby, who lives on Franklin Street made concerning remarks about his welfare, so New Castle County police were sent there to check up on him.


Specially-Trained Dogs Helping In Search For 4 Missing Residents Following Senior Living Facility Fire

Dozens of federal, local and state authorities are sifting through Barclay Friends, still searching for the missing elderly people.


Community Shows Overwhelming Support Following Tragic West Chester Fire

Strangers sprang into action in the middle of the night to help rescue and comfort more than 100 elderly or disabled residents who lived in the burning Barclays friends senior living facility.

CBS 3–11/19/2017

76ers Honor 6-Year-Old Cancer Survive Before Golden State Matchup

Hanging court side at the 76ers game, was a special guest of forward Robert Covington.

CBS 3–11/18/2017

Doctor Accused Of Fondling Female Patients While Giving Them Physicals

Upper Darby police arrested Dr. Brij Srivastava on Tuesday.


1 Dead, 2 Wounded In Shooting Outside Nightclub

Police say it happened around 4 a.m. Sunday after an altercation outside the A Lounge and Social Club along the 4200 block of Macalester Street in the city’s Feltonville neighborhood.

CBS 3–11/12/2017

Army Dad Returns Home For Father-Daughter Dance Surprise

This Texas based army serviceman has spent the last 12 years being a strong soldier.

CBS 3–11/11/2017

Officer Accused Of Setting People Up For Drug Possession, Funneling Them To Rehab Program He Had Stake In

A West Deptford, New Jersey police officer is facing criminal misconduct charges, and has been suspended without pay from his job.


Cole Fitzgerald

Dreams Come True: Cancer Survivor Spends Weekend Working For The Eagles

A cancer survivor gets to live out his dreams working for the Philadelphia Eagles for the weekend.


Camden Officer Shot In The Line Of Duty Released From Hospital

Officials say 21-year-old officer Patrick O’Hanlon was released from Cooper Hospital accompanied by his family after suffering a serious bullet wound to his leg. 


Christopher Ryan Tucker

Police: Berks County Man Kills Woman After Failed Marriage Proposal

A 34-year-old Berks County man is accused of killing a 19-year-old girl earlier this week after she told him ‘No’ when he asked her to marry him.


Kalin Jackson

Police: Man Shot By Police At King Of Prussia Mall Linked To 4-Day Crime Spree

Prosecutors say an armed suspect shot and wounded by police in a parking garage at a suburban Philadelphia shopping mall remains in serious condition.

CBS 3–10/29/2017

Penn’s Landing Safe Haven For Stray Cats Is Targeted For 3rd Time

Police and volunteers think the early morning fire at the outdoor cat shelter in the Penn’s Landing area Saturday was intentionally set.

CBS 3–10/28/2017

Philly Councilman Working To Revamp Ordinance Allegedly Targeting Chinese Restaurants

Philadelphia Councilman David Oh is working to revamp a city ordinance that he says is hurting Chinese restaurants.


Some Heavy Hitters In Philadelphia Sports Help Raise Funds For Hurricane Relief

Coach Martelli says he came to this hurricane fundraiser because he wants to embody, off the court, what he teaches his players on the court.

CBS 3–10/22/2017

Father Of Critically Injured 3-Year-Old Arrested

Police have arrested the father of a three-year-old boy was shot in the head in North Philadelphia Saturday.

CBS 3–10/21/2017

Manhunt Continues For Suspect Who Robbed, Sexually Assaulted Elderly Woman In Chester

Police in Delaware County need help finding the man seen on surveillance video in the early hours of Friday morning boldly walking down 23rd street in Chester with a long rifle.

CBS 3–10/15/2017

White Nationalists Face Opposition At Protest In Fairmount Park

The group of roughly 20 ‘Keystone United’ members rallied near a statue just along boat house row.

CBS 3–10/14/2017

School District Closes All Schools For Remainder Of Week To Test For Mold

This comes after traces of mold were found at Holly Glen Elementary School last week.


Marcus Simmons

‘Unacceptable For This Sort Of Thing To Happen’: 6-Year-Old Special Needs Student Allowed To Get Off At Wrong Bus Stop

For two hours on Thursday afternoon, a Joseph H. Brown Elementary school student was missing.


Montgomery County Family Makes Contact With Loved Ones In Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico

A Montgomery County family has been desperate to know if their family was safe in Puerto Rico.


Reconnecting After Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is an island devastated and nearly decimated after hurricane maria hit it two weeks ago.

CBS 3–09/30/2017

‘I’ve Been Worried For Days’: The Search For Loved Ones Continues In Puerto Rico

Residents from the Philadelphia area landed in Puerto Rico on Thursday in hopes of finding their loved ones.


‘My Family Didn’t Know If I Was Alive Or Dead’: Man Stranded In Puerto Rico Trying To Get Back Home To Philly

Angel Medina chopped through wood for five days to get his jeep from the easternmost point of the island to San Juan.


Thousands Turn Out For Philadelphia’s 63rd Annual Hero Thrill Show

At the 63rd annual Hero Thrill Show Philadelphia’s finest show that those who have fallen have not been forgotten.

CBS 3–09/23/2017

“I Was Shocked’: Cabrini Student Reacts After Racial Slur Found On Dorm Room

Radnor police are investigating an incident after a female student at Cabrini University reported a racial slur written on her residence hall door.


Police: Elderly Woman Robbed At Gunpoint Outside South Philly Home

It happened around 9 a.m. Sunday in the 3100 block of South 20th Street.


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Police: Mother Charged For Getting Involved In High School Brawl Caught On Video

A brawl broke out at Sun Valley High School on Thursday that was recorded by students.


Sources: Student Attacked, Sexually Assaulted Near LaSalle University

Police: Student Attacked, Sexually Assaulted Near La Salle University

Sources tell CBS3 a female student was attacked and sexually assaulted near LaSalle University.


Many Remain Down The Shore As Labor Day Weekend Comes To A Close

In Ocean City, Monday temperatures reached 80 degrees with open skies and the sun beaming down.

CBS 3–09/04/2017

Bust Stolen From Smith Memorial Arch Found Under Highway Near FDR Park

The bust was found under I-95, near the FDR Park area, around 9 a.m. Friday.


What Impact Will Solar Eclipse Have On Pets?

Siracusa is among many veterinarians being bombarded with questions from concerned pet owners.


Heavy Rain Plagues Area, National Weather Service Investigating Possible Tornado In Maryland

In Delaware, there were flash flood warnings all day as the fear that places near Wilmington would get hit hard.


‘Everything Has Been Shattered’: Family Shares Immigration Struggle

Anne Franco and her husband, Ludvin Franco Mendez, were married in 2013.


Erica Avila-Lopez

Woman Accused Of Abandoning Baby In Hotel Room Located, In Police Custody

Police in Bensalem have located the woman they say left her 7-month-old baby alone in a hotel room and never came back.


Vigil Is Held In Frankford After Couple Is Fatally Shot

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.

CBS 3–07/23/2017

Child Is Recovering After He Is Struck By Stray Bullet In Delaware County

The shooting took place shortly before 10 p.m. on 3400 block of Township Line Road.

CBS 3–07/22/2017

Daughter Arrested In Stabbing Death Of Mother In Montgomery County

Authorities say a woman was found stabbed to death inside a home in Montgomery County, early Friday morning.