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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.

Oscar Fuller in court (credit: CBS 2)

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.

11/02/2011

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.

11/01/2011

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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.

10/18/2011

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.

10/17/2011

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.

10/10/2011

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!

10/05/2011

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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.

09/29/2011

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.

09/28/2011

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.

09/22/2011

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.

09/15/2011

NYPD officer inspects truck at Times Square (credit: CBS 2)

Motorists Cope With Pre-9/11 Security Checkpoints Across NYC

“They’re doing a good job for the people to be safe. You know, we live in a dangerous world, never know what going to happen,” truck driver Arthur Sarkasian said.

09/09/2011

9/11 handbag

Daughter Of Fallen 9/11 Responder Selling $240 Handbag As A Tribute

For the 10th anniversary of 9/11, there is a heartfelt tribute from a daughter who lost her dad. But she knows not everyone will think it’s appropriate.

09/08/2011

LIPA crews working in Massapequa.  (credit: CBS 2)

Massapequa Residents Upset With LIPA’s Response To Hurricane Irene

“It’s incomprehensible, the level of incompetence on the part of LIPA,” Tom Ward said.

09/02/2011

Classroom (File - credit: CBS 2)

Activists Demand ‘Abstinence Only’ Be Option In NYC Sex-Ed Curriculum

“Just don’t do it” — that’s the heart of the abstinence message and it’s one activists want city schools to send loud and clear.

08/16/2011

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New Yorkers React To Major Drop In Oil Prices Amid Volatile Market Situation

Despite the roller coaster ride of the markets over the last few days, there is something for consumers for feel good about. The price of oil is down about 30 percent since May and many believe it will drop even more.

08/09/2011

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