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.

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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


Ken Moreno with attorney Chad Seigel at State Supreme court, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, in New York.  (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

Ex-NYPD Officer Kenneth Moreno Gets Year In Jail After Misconduct Conviction

It was the verdict that shocked the city. On Monday it was the sentence that shocked the defendant. The ex-cop acquitted of raping a woman, but convicted of misconduct, was given a year in jail, even though probation recommended he walk free.


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Mother Accused Of Holding 10-Year-Old Bully While Twin 7-Year-Old Daughters Get Revenge

Police said it was no way to resolve a conflict. A youth center worker and his wife, worried about bullying, face charges for helping their daughters fight back.


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Lower Manhattan ‘Ring Of Steel’ To Have 3,000 Cameras By 9/11/11

The so-called “ring of steel” is nearing completion in lower Manhattan. It’s a network of security measures intended to counter-terrorism and fight crime. CBS 2 got a rare look inside the nerve center on Friday.


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Ex-Queens Boxer, Born Without Right Hand, Set To Go Toe To Toe With TSA

A former boxer says he’s been sucker-punched by the Transportation Security Administration. He was born with one hand, which didn’t stop him from fighting in the Golden Gloves, but the TSA says he’s not qualified for a job as a security screener.


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Police: Nassau County Home Ransacked By Robbers Posing As Utility Workers

The robbers got away with cellphones, wallets and other items, according to police. No one was injured.


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Grizzly Bear In Alaska Mauls Teenager Josh Berg Of Rockland County

A local teenager is fighting for his life after being mauled in Alaska and he’s not the only victim. Josh Berg of New City was with a group of teens learning survival skills when the grizzly bear attacked.


Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn (R) and his wife Anne Sinclair. (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Lawmakers, Activists Hope DA Vance Will Persist With DSK Sex Assault Case

There were new calls Sunday for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance to keep the sex assault case against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn alive.


Off-duty NYPD Officer Ernest Rodrigz remains in critical condition at St. Barnabas Hospital after an alleged assault on July 9. (Credit: CBS 2)

Off-Duty NYPD Cop In Critical Condition After Alleged Assault In The Bronx

A New York City police officer is fighting for his life after being punched by a man who claimed to be acting as a Good Samaritan.


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N.Y. GOP Senator: If Same-Sex Marriage Vote Held, Measure Likely To Pass

Lawmakers say it’s possible the Republican-controlled Senate could call a vote on the same-sex marriage bill just after midnight Friday morning.


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Same-Sex Marriage Issue Takes Over Albany As Rest Of N.Y. Waits In Anticipation

There were passionate protests on Wednesday and still no vote on same-sex marriage from the Senate. Republicans, who control the vote, have yet to decide if they want one — or when.




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