Alex Ciccarone
Alex Ciccarone is a community journalist for ABC7NY, joining the team in March 2019 to cover stories on Long Island.

She was born and raised in Miami, Florida, but New York has always been her home away from home because her parents were originally from Brooklyn. She received her Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications at the University of Florida, where she worked on a student-run newscast, reporting on stories ranging from the 2016 presidential election to the tragic Pulse nightclub shooting. After graduation, she brought her passion for storytelling to NY1 News, where she worked as a news assistant, covering the Harvey Weinstein hearings and El Chapo's court appearances, and operated the live-shot camera for Mornings On 1.

When she's not looking for her next digital story, she can be found breaking a sweat during a run, FaceTiming her family, or trying out the next trendy food place with her friends.

Alex is happy to call Long Island her home, where she is continually discovering the hidden gems that make Suffolk County what it is today!

Alex's Stories
Meet Henry the 70-year-old Montauk Point Lighthouse historian
Montauk Point Lighthouse historian, Henry Osmers, reflects on his career and his love for the iconic Long Island landmark.
'I Love Lucy' themed Cuban restaurant on Long Island
BabaluNY serves up Cuban cuisine that transports you to your very own Little Havana with its classic homemade empanadas and guava desserts.
Non-profit donates soccer funds to El Salvador youth league
A non-profit on Long Island is supporting and empowering youth in El Salvador by providing cleats, uniforms, transportation, and other soccer equipment so they can keep scoring!
Patchogue-Medford School District gears up for the first day of school
This summer educators from the Patchogue-Medford School District created an array of videos demonstrating what school is going to look like this year.
Long Island nonprofit provides safe space for abuse victims to guide them towards recovery
For over 30 years, The Safe Center Long Island has protected, assisted and empowered victims of family violence and sexual assault. The center aims to change social systems that tolerate and perpetuate abuse across Long Island one case at a time.
Carolina Kitchen is back with its famous soul food
Long Island's Carolina Kitchen of Medford officially reopens so the community get can their famous soul food once again.
Doodlebird offers customizable crayons and sidewalk chalk
7-year-old Anthony DiMango and his mom, Paula, combined their love of drawing and passion for crafting into a business they run together.
ABC7 Unite: Black-owned cafe provides community foodies with trendy treats and drinks
When Antoinette Burrows opened up the Sweet & Savory Cafe in 2014 she knew she wanted to stand out in her community and provide her customers with new food experiences.
Family who's worn masks for years speak out on protecting others
Since Johanna Benthal was born, she has had over 100 brain surgeries. The coronavirus pandemic has left some new challenges for her family to face, but they are staying positive and taking it day by day to adjust to the new normal.
Long Island Dominican Restaurant creates mofongo dishes in honor of Hispanic baseball players
Owner of El Mofongo, Hector Henriquez, came to the United States to pursue his dreams of becoming the next great Major League baseball pitcher. However, due to an arm injury, he decided to make a career of his other passion, his love for cooking.