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
Non-profit helps kids gain confidence by reading to dogs
Long Island nonprofit Bideawee helps kids gain confidence by reading to dogs
Long Island councilman combats opioid epidemic putting Narcan in the hands of the community
Councilman, Anthony D'Esposito travels town by town to put Narcan into the hands of the Long Island community, so that everyone has the proper tools to save a life.
Braiding salon has been a community go-to for 25 years
Long Island braiding salon offers customers authentic African hairstyles for more than 20 years
Sister designs app for brother with autism to help him make friends
'Making Authentic Friendships' app is designed to help people with disabilities make friends
Long Island braiding salon offers customers authentic African hair styles for more than 20 years
Long Island's K&D African Hair Braiding has been a staple in the Bayshore community by providing quality braids to customers looking for authentic styles.
Learn how to pull mozzarella at this cheese making class
This tasty beginner's course with Jessica Affatato of Harbor Cheese and Provisions begins with a tasting of different "pasta filata" styles like mozzarella, burrata, and provolone followed by hands-on mozzarella making.
Long Island florist collects donations in honor of Thomas Valva
The Long Island community came together to give everything they could to the family of the late 8-year-old Thomas Valva.
Sensitive Santa brings holiday cheer to children with sensory needs on Long Island
This Long Island Christmas tree farm is providing children with sensory needs a chance to get their magical moment with sensitive Santa.
LI barbershop chorus spreads Christmas cheer with songs
The Harbormen Chorus has been providing wonderful a cappella harmony to the people of Long Island for over 40 years. Their local project supports the Good Shepherd Hospice at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson.
Santa's home away from home in Long Island
Kathryn Sputo has created a winter wonderland for her community in Farmingdale, LI. "During the month of December, this is where Santa hangs out when he comes to New York," Sputo said. "We open our doors to the public, we invite everybody, whether you celebrate Christmas or not." All Sputo asks for in return for people coming to visit her house is a donation to her charity of choice, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.