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
Harbes Family Farm offers barnyard adventures for kids of all ages
The Harbes Family Farm is open for the season with activities for all ages to enjoy.
Long Island woman creates Mandalorian costume during pandemic
Long Island woman Alexa Suess creates a realistic 'Mandalorian' Star Wars costume that is out of this world!
Play vintage pinball games at Long Island mall
Pinball game collector opens up her own storefront so that everyone can step back in time and have a choice to play over 50 pinball games.
Have your cup of joe with a side of good vibes at this coffee shop
This coffee shop turned art gallery offers tasty treats and good vibes all around.
Tiptoe through half a million tulips at this Long Island farm
Tiptoe through half a million tulips at this Long Island farm known for its colorful bulbs.
Long Island safe space for moms to connect, support each other
The Nesting Place offers counseling and holistic wellness services for moms throughout their journey towards motherhood.
Long Island pop-up immerses you in butterflies
Three Babylon Village businesses come together to bring the community the beauty of a pop-up butterfly encounter.
Helping homeless children celebrate birthdays
Birthday Wishes of Long Island creates birthdays in a box to gift to homeless children.