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.

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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


Isabella Oleschuk disappeared from her Orange, Conn. home on March 20, 2011. (Photo: CBS 2)

Missing Connecticut Girl Isabella Oleschuk Found

A 13-year-old Orange girl missing since Sunday was found unharmed and with a friend today, police happily announced.


Kate Filiberti

Murder Of Female College Student Shocks Dutchess County

A shocking murder has stunned a quiet northern suburb. A young college student left a party, and the next day was found dead on the side of a road. Now, police are going to great lengths to catch her killer.


Accused NYPD Officers Kenneth Moreno (L), Franklin Mata (R) (credit: CBS2)

NYPD Officers In ’08 Rape Case Hit With More Charges

NYPD Officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, accused of raping a semi-conscious drunk woman in her East Village apartment in 2008, pleaded not guilty to additional charges Monday.


MTA bus

MTA Bus Fare Evaders Beware: $100 Fine Awaits

Consider this a “fare warning” about a new way to pay for a bus ride. If you fail to follow the rules you could face a $100 fine. So far, more than 10,000 bus riders have been busted.


Bicycle Delivery Rider (Photo/CBS 2)

NYC Widow Pushes ‘Pedal Pledge’ To Keep Pedestrians Safe

The Stuart C. Gruskin Foundation is asking businesses to sign up for a new initiative that would require training delivery bikers in safe and respectful riding.


Rep. Peter King

In Wake Of Muslim Hearings, Rep. King Gets Security Upgrade

Long Island Congressman Peter King is facing threats — and getting extra security. But he vowed Monday to forge ahead with controversial hearings on radicalization in the Muslim-American community


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Consumer Affairs Going After Cheating NYC Supermarkets

The Department of Consumer Affairs will double supermarket inspections this year in an effort to prevent consumers from being taken advantage of.


Liquor store mayhem

1-Woman Liquor Store Wrecking Crew Explains Herself

The woman who let loose in a Rockland County liquor store has turned herself in and she’s talking about what provoked her bottle-breaking binge.


TSA screener

TSA Screeners Disciplined After Major Security Breach At JFK

Several TSA agents are facing discipline and extra training after a serious breach of security at JFK International Airport involving box cutters – the same weapons used by the 9/11 hijackers.


Sketches of the 'East Coast Rapist' (Photo/FBI)

Feds Hope Times Square Billboard Leads To Capture Of ‘East Coast Rapist’

The FBI said the suspect’s 12 victims, who have ranged from age 14 to 45, were threatened with guns, knives and broken bottles.