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.
The latest from Briella Tomassetti
A new era: NYC subway station agents leave booths to assist customers
Station agents will help customers with questions, providing directional support and reporting quality-of-life issues.
The 'simple thing' to help reduce the NYC rat population
New York City has a "simple thing" to control the rat population.
5 employees reportedly suffer fentanyl overdoses at Hackensack mall
Hackensack police found five female employees displaying overdose symptoms on the bottom level of a mall parking garage.
Violence spikes at NYC smoke shops
A spate of citywide smoke shop robberies has police and residents on heightened alert.
Seafood Kingz 2 brings soul food to City Island
The menu includes succulent shrimp, fried catfish, salmon, lobster tails, and steamed snow crab legs.
NY opens first legal recreational marijuana dispensary in Manhattan
New York is turning a new leaf. The first legal dispensary for recreational marijuana in the state is opening Thursday. It's called Housing Works Cannabis Co. and it's located in the East Village.
MTA subway station agents will work outside booths in 2023
MTA officials announced Thursday that beginning in 2023, the over 2,000 employees still working in token booths will be reassigned to roam subway stations and assist customers.
MTA plans 5.5% fare increase for 2023
You could be paying more than expected next year to take mass transit around New York City.
Multiple stabbings in NYC subway as stats show crime is up
In one incident a man asked a victim for a cigarette before stabbing and robbing him.
NYC holds hearing about e-bike lithium-ion battery fire safety
An oversight hearing today is expected on e-bike safety, just over a week after a Manhattan fire sparked by an e-bike battery left dozens injured and prompted a rescue.