Briella Tomassetti joined the Fox 5 New York news team in April 2019 as a general assignment reporter.
A native New Yorker, Tomassetti was born in Queens and raised on Long Island.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Delaware with a B.A. in Mass Communication and minors in Journalism and Italian Studies.
Tomassetti began her career as a student journalist by writing, editing, and field producing weekend segments for sister station FOX 29 Philadelphia.
Shortly after graduating from college, she landed a job reporting and producing for WRDE-TV, an NBC affiliate in Rehoboth Beach.
Tomassetti then moved on to report for hyper-local cable station Fios1News, exclusively covering breaking news stories on and around Long Island.
During her free time, she enjoys singing, playing the piano, and spending quality time with her pup, Mr. Chester.
A distressed carriage horse collapsed in the streets of Manhattan, causing outrage in the animal rights community.
Monkeypox cases continue to rise in New York City, which is now the epicenter of the national outbreak. In response, the city is opening three new vaccination sites and a clinic this weekend.
Police say a 41-year-old man was driving a red Dodge pickup truck over the Washington Bridge at around 10:40 pm on Wednesday when he was suddenly shot from outside his vehicle.
New York City and New York State health officials are expected to meet Thursday to discuss furthering the monkeypox vaccine plan. Availability is currently only open to those considered high-risk.
New York City is once again grappling with rising COVID-19 transmission rates. According to the CDC, Omicron’s BA.5 sub-variant is now the dominant strain of the virus and accounts for nearly half of infections nationwide.
For many parents and students, this school year marked a much welcome return to normalcy.
Surveillance cameras are being hidden in dozens of NYC subway cars in an effort to fight crime.
The FDA has officially cleared one of the final hurdles to getting the nation’s youngest children vaccinated, leaving parents like Jennifer Hogan optimistic about a return to normalcy.
The Dow Jones has fallen 16%, and the NASDAQ is down roughly 30%. The S&P 500 is down more than 20% from its January 3 peak.
The FDA announced that three doses of the Pfizer vaccine appeared to be safe and effective in preventing COVID-19 in children under five, the only age group not yet eligible for shots.