Tony Aiello

tony aiello1 Tony AielloTony Aiello serves as a CBS 2 general assignment reporter. After spending eight years covering news in the Northern Suburbs, he’s now based at the CBS 2 Broadcast Center in New York City.

You’ll often find him behind the wheel of Mobile 2, our groundbreaking technology that allows live broadcasts from a moving vehicle.

Aiello joined CBS 2 in October 2002, after nearly five years at WNBC-TV. Prior to that, he served as a national correspondent for Dow Jones Television and the top syndicated business show, “The Wall Street Journal Report.” He also has worked as an anchor and reporter at stations in Milwaukee, WI., Nashville, TN., and Greenville, SC.

In the course of his career, he’s been nominated for and has received many professional honors.

Aiello is active with community groups and Italian-American charities. He is board secretary of the Westchester Philharmonic, and a former trustee of ArtsWestchester. He is proud to represent CBS2 at many community events, and is happy to help raise funds and awareness for groups including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the March of Dimes, and the Food Bank for Westchester.

In 2002, he was asked to lead Westchester County’s official ceremony marking the first anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. He has also delivered keynote speeches for groups including the Enrico Fermi Scholarship Foundation, the Sons of Italy, and the National Parks Service.

Aiello graduated from Indiana University in 1985. He lives in New Rochelle, N.Y. with his wife Elizabeth and their twin sons.

Pope Francis Celebrates Mass At MSG

CBS2’s Tony Aiello: Faith Blooms At The Garden

The Papal Mass at MSG was filled with grace notes, like petals strewn on a path for the faithful.


Pope Francis delivers a historic address to Congress on Sept. 24, 2015. (credit: CBS)

CBS2’s Tony Aiello: A Pope For Both Political Parties

For American Catholics, it was an amazing tableau: Pope Francis speaking from the podium in the House Chamber, with Vice President Joseph Biden seated behind him on one side, House Speaker John Boehner on the other.


Pope Paul VI (1897 - 1978) arrives in Bombay, India, Dec. 2, 1964. (credit: Terry Fincher/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Fifty Years Later, Pope Francis To Honor Pope Paul VI

When Pope Francis celebrates mass at Madison Square Garden on Friday, he’s expected to honor his predecessor, Blessed Paul VI, in both words and deeds.


Pope Francis waves to faithful upon his arrival on St Peter's Square at the Vatican on Sept. 16, 2015.  (Credit: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images)

5 Things You May Not Know About Pope Francis

On the eve of his visit to the U.S., here are a few facts you might not know about the 266th Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.


Pope Francis leads a prayer in Saint Peter's basilica in the Vatican, as part of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, on September 1, 2015. (Photo credit: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis And English? He’s ‘Stonatissimo’

Spanish-speakers will have an advantage when Pope Francis visits the US next week. He’ll be speaking their language – a lot.


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Plot Thickens Following Strange Twist At Manhattan ‘Parking Rage’ Trial

Oscar Fuller left Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday in no mood to talk — just as earlier the 31-year-old decided not to talk to the jury, declining to take the stand in his own defense.


Officials estimate about 4,500 trees were damaged in the storm. (credit: CBS 2)

Snow Storm Wreaks Havoc On New York Botanical Garden Trees

Officials have counted about 30,000 trees on the garden’s 250 acres, and they’ve estimated the storm damaged about 4,500 of those trees.


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Conservative Group Condemns Perceived Anti-Semitism By ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters

Is the “Occupy Wall Street” movement anti-Semitic? Signs indicating that have surfaced. Yet when CBS 2’s Tony Aiello surveyed the situation Tuesday he found conflicting signs of both anti-Semitism and Jewish support.


Dewey Bozella

Newburgh Finds Its ‘Rocky’ In Emotional Story Of Dewey Bozella

An upstate man, imprisoned for years for a crime he didn’t commit, won his professional boxing debut, at age 52. When he raised his arms in victory he raised the hopes of a city struggling with poverty and crime.


LIE safety barriers

Long Island Highway Cable Barriers Come Under Scrutiny

There were new concerns Monday about a multimillion dollar highway project designed to make a dangerous road safer. Law enforcement is starting to wonder if the project is working as intended.


Mail debacle in Bronx

Postal Service Stops Delivering To Bronx Building Due To Leaky Pipe!

The only thing you’ll find in the mailboxes is dust and rust, since the Postal Service stopped delivering to 950 Union Ave., last week. They say no more mail, because they get wet!


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EHLP Program Leaves Hopeful New Yorkers Facing Foreclosure With Dashed Dreams

Brooklyn Housing helped process more than 400 applications for the EHLP program. So far, only one homeowner is actually getting a loan.


Boat arson

Rockland Cops Searching For Shirtless Arsonist, Wanted For Torching $40,000 Boat

It was a very odd case of arson — caught on camera. Police are looking for the shirtless firebug who torched a boat and five trucks. CBS 2’s Tony Aiello got a look at the surveillance tape on Wednesday.


Ahmadinejad protest at Warwick Hotel

Protesters Let Warwick Hotel Have It For Choosing To Host Ahmadinejad

CBS 2 got a camera through the X-ray machine the Secret Service set up outside the Warwick, where an entourage of Iranians could be seen milling around all day eating lunches provided by a local kebab joint.


Flags of Israel, Palestine and U.S.

Palestinians, Israelis Just A Week Away From UN Confrontation

On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared he’ll travel here, to fight a Palestinian bid for United Nations membership as President Barack Obama tried to defuse a difficult situation.



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