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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.

Strauss-Kahn home theater

Strauss-Kahn’s Lavish Tribeca Digs Cost $50,000 Per Month

Dominique Strauss-Kahn spent his first day in his new home in Tribeca on Thursday. The ex-International Monetary Fund chief is serving house arrest in a $50,000-per-month townhouse.

05/26/2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn (credit: Getty Images)

IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Expected To Leave 71 Broadway Soon

Strauss-Kahn has spent the past four days under house arrest with his wife Anne Sinclair on charges he sexually assaulted a hotel housekeeper at the Sofitel New York on May 14.

05/24/2011

The 'Gateway To Queens' project is raising some eyebrows in the borough. (credit: CBS 2)

Some Queens Residents Think Landscaping Project Looks Like ‘Graveyard’

The “Gateway To Queens” project at Queens Plaza is winning less-than-rave reviews from residents. Many think the design is ugly and some say it could even be dangerous.

05/23/2011

Former IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn (credit: Emmanuel Dunand-Pool/Getty Images)

Strauss-Kahn To Resign IMF Post, May Get $1 Million Bail

The head of the International Monetary Fund has court hearing scheduled Thursday morning. He could post $1 million bail and subject himself to electronic monitoring while remaining in New York City.

05/18/2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, is arraigned Monday, May 16, 2011, in Manhattan Criminal Court for the alleged attack on a maid who went into his penthouse suite at a hotel near Times Square to clean it, in New York. Strauss-Kahn must remain jailed at least until his next court hearing for attempted rape and other charges, a judge said Monday.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)

Family, Lawyer: Alleged Victim Unaware Of Who IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Was

The woman accusing the chief of the International Monetary Fund of rape is devastated and wonders “why did this happen to me,” the alleged victim’s brother said on Tuesday.

05/17/2011

Ahmed Ferhani stands before a judge during his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court May 12, 2011. (credit:Louis Lanzano-Pool/Getty Images)

Accused Terror Suspect Ahmed Ferhani Allegedly Said He Would Fight ‘To The Death’

Ahmed Ferhani, one of the two men accused in an alleged plot to attack Jews in New York City wanted to be a star, but the spotlight found him in a way he may never have anticipated.

05/13/2011

Maria Villa (credit: CBS 2)

Westchester Grandmother Charged After Unattended Toddler Wanders Along Busy Road

Police said it was a dangerous and troubling situation in the neighborhood not far from Ossining High School.

05/11/2011

Adoption

Adoption Rights Bill Moving Closer To Becoming Law In N.J.

It’s a big step forward for a historic and controversial adoption bill. Lawmakers approved a plan Tuesday to unseal birth records for adoptees in New Jersey.

05/10/2011

Opana

Nassau County Executive: Abuse Of Painkiller Opana Is Growing

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano issued a public health alert Monday on the increasing usage of the painkiller Opana. The drug is a morphine-like opioid prescribed to manage moderate to severe pain.

05/09/2011

John Mara (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

CBS 2’s Tony Aiello Discusses Jury Duty With Giants CEO John Mara

His team puts eleven men on the field. But for the last few weeks NY Giants CEO John Mara has been one of 12 people in a box – a jury box.

04/29/2011

A fiery blasts rocks the south tower of the World Trade Center as the hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the building September 11, 2001. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

9/11 Survivors Wanting Benefits Must Be Checked Against Terror Watch List

First responder John Feal, who was injured at ground zero, said it’s like a slap in the face — a letter going out to 9/11 survivors, warning them about a provision in the Zadroga bill.

04/22/2011

AM-HI-CO Atomic Bomb (credit: AM-HI-CO)

Alarming Trend? Young People Smoking Pot-Free Herbal Incense

Clarkstown police detective sergeant Tim O’Neil says one of the teens is still in intensive care after smoking “AM-HI-CO Atomic Bomb.”

04/19/2011

Senior gardeners

Seniors Fume Over New Fees At Botanical Garden

Spring has only just sprung, but it’s already a season of growing discontent in Queens. Senior citizens say they’re being gouged by new fees at the Botanical Garden.

04/08/2011

Site of the carjacking in Queens (credit: CBS 2)

Man Steals Car Near JFK Airport With 9-Year-Old Inside

A terrifying ordeal for any driver was made even worse Friday for one Queens father when his car was stolen – with his son still in the backseat.

04/01/2011

The alleged thief hides behind a display of baked goods after snatching the victim's purse. (Photo/CBS 2)

Brazen L.I. Pathmark Mugging Caught On Surveillance Tape

After the alleged thief snatched a wallet, he ran and hid behind a display of baked goods. That’s when the victim confronted him and was subsequently pushed to the ground.

03/28/2011

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