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.

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


(Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

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.


CITGO gas prices

City Councilman: Gas Price Gouging Found On Hutch Parkway

AAA said the average cost of a gallon of gas jumped about 15 cents last week. Drivers are on the lookout for price gouging, but one local official said the city is allowing it to happen right under its nose.


Desert Storm veteran Sean Vassallo (right), was paralyzed in a car accident in 2008 and needs constant care. Now his wife is fighting to keep their home. (Credit: CBS 2)

Housing Authority Suspends Eviction Of Disabled NJ Vet

The wife of a paralyzed veteran said an effort to evict them from their home is unfair, but housing officials say the wife is responsible for the trouble.


Ruth Madoff

Report: Ruth Madoff Lives Frugal, Incognito Life In Florida

Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff’s wife has cut off contact and no longer visits him in prison. That’s one of the new details learned Wednesday on Ruth Madoff’s new life in Florida.


Cabbie Returns $100K Worth Of Jewelry, Cash Left In Taxi

With the help of a friend and a receipt, John James was able to track down the taxi cab where he forgot a bag with $100,000 worth of jewelry and cash.


Brooklyn front stoops on Monitor Street

The Stoop Stops Here … The Battle That Is

It’s a story we first told you about — residents fighting to keep their front stoops. On Friday the city declared a truce in this Brooklyn battle.