Kayla Mamelak joined the FOX 5 News team in February 2017. Originally from California, Kayla started her career reporting for an NBC affiliate in Worcester, MA. There, she worked on general assignment stories as well as anchored the evening newscast. Kayla then moved to FiOS1 News in Westchester County, NY where she reported primarily on breaking news. Today, Kayla does general assignment reporting for FOX 5, covering New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Kayla graduated from Boston University with a major in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sociology.
A surge in COVID cases will push up New York City's risk alert level this week. Five neighborhoods are now seeing double-digit positivity rates.
The Adams administration has unveiled 80 new 'safe haven' shelter beds in The Bronx, with a promise of 500 more to come, but critics say the temporary shelters will not fix the homeless crisis.
The Uniformed Firefighters Association says vaccine exemptions for professional athletes and performers are a slap in the face to essential workers and firefighters.
Mayor Eric Adams says he will clean up the city's increasingly dangerous subway stations by removing the homeless and enforcing transit rules.
Hoboken voters overwhelmingly rejected a costly high school project on Tuesday.
With rising concerns over a post-holiday COVID spike, New York State has established mass vaccination sites for 5-11-year-olds.
A Black Lives Matter leader is vowing there will be "riots" and "bloodshed" if Mayor-elect Eric Adams reinstates the NYPD's controversial anti-crime unit.
The public transportation system that moves the greatest number of passengers in the nation is struggling to get compliance on track.
Thousands of workers tasked with the complicated care of some of New York’s most vulnerable could be out of a job.
An estimated 15,000 employees of New York City's Department of Education will not be allowed into work Monday, after refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19.