February 21, 2017
CBS3 has added a new, fresh face to its roster.
Alicia Nieves comes to the “Eyewitness News” team as a general assignment reporter from WNEP-TV in Scranton, Pa., where she had worked as a reporter and back-up anchor since 2015. Prior to her stint there, she was a Washington, D.C. correspondent for ABC4 News in Salt Lake City, Utah.
“I grew up in the Bronx, but went to high school in Manhattan, just down the street from the World Trade Center,” said Nieves.
“I was there on 9/11, only a block away when the towers collapsed. Living through that changed me and was truly the catalyst for why I became a reporter. On that day, I learned just how important the news is at a time of crisis.”
According to CBS, Nieves 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 her undergraduate degree in radio and television broadcasting. In 2014, she went on to earn a master’s degree in broadcasting and digital journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication.