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.

The site of the Queens Plaza landscaping design before it was removed. (credit: CBS 2)

Residents Happy About Decision To Scrap Queens Plaza Landscaping Design

Many residents had complained about the controversial landscape design, featuring recycled concrete with lots of jagged edges.


A New York City street sweeper. (Credit: CBS 2)

NYC Mulling ‘Sweeper Cams’ To Catch Alternate Side Parking Violators

They’re catching red light runners and bus lane violators – now, New York City may use “sweeper cams” to ticket people who disobey alternate side parking regulations.


NYC resident Casey Neistat took his frustrations with obstructed bike lanes to YouTube, where he intentionally crashed into cones and cars blocking the lanes. (Credit: Casey Neistat)

Frustrated NYC Biker Uses YouTube To Spread Message Of Bike Lane Issues

A frustrated bike rider intentionally crashed into trucks, taxis, and even a police car on camera, but there was a message behind the two-wheeled madness that’s become a sensation on YouTube.


Dept. of Sanitation show plow in wrong position

Report Downplays Allegations Of December Blizzard Response Slowdown

A new report surrounding allegations of a possible slowdown by New York City’s Department of Sanitation during the blizzard of 2010 found that there was no clear evidence of intentional neglect.


A truck involved in a collision at 145th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard - New York, NY - Jun 2, 2011 (credit: Tony Aiello / CBS2)

Elderly Woman Killed After Pick-Up Truck Jumps Curb In Harlem

An 89-year-old woman in a wheelchair was struck and killed after a truck crashed onto a sidewalk full of pedestrians. The tragedy occurred after a livery car collided with the truck around 12:15 p.m. on Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.



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.


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.