Naveen Dhaliwal
Since she was a young girl, Naveen Dhaliwal wanted to be a journalist. And that professional journey has a very personal side. To follow her passion, she gave up a career as a speech pathologist and went back to school. After working in various markets across the country, Naveen landed at Eyewitness News as a reporter in February 2018. Her dream job.

Before joining WABC, Naveen was the morning show anchor/reporter with News 12 Westchester, where she spent countless hours on the desk during storm coverage and the MTA's deadliest train crash in Valhalla in 2015.

She started her journalism career at WETM- TV in Elmira, NY, where she was an anchor, reporter, and producer. In 2009, she covered the Binghamton American Civic Association massacre extensively.

Naveen's passion for breaking news and weather was solidified during her years at KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City, where she was a field reporter and a storm chaser during deadly tornado outbreaks. A defining moment in her career occurred in May 2013 when she worked 19 days straight following the deadly Moore and El Reno tornadoes, telling stories of heartbreak, survival, and resilience. For her, it's always about the people.

Outside of work, Naveen likes to read, travel, spend time with friends and dogs. Her favorite saying is: Find a job you love and you won't work a day in your life.

Naveen is still a licensed speech pathologist, is fluent in Punjabi, and loves winter in the Big Apple. After all, she's from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Naveen's Stories
Cub Scouts build COVID memorial in New Jersey park
There was an intimate community gathering Friday at a now very special place in New Jersey.
Queens woman's Bollywood dance fitness classes draw fans from around the world
Masala Bhangra, as it's known, was started by Sarina Jain, a Queens woman, after a personal struggle and now thousands are catching on to this unique workout.
Family of teen shot in Brooklyn park hold vigil, rally against gun violence
Kyla-Simone Sobers-Batties' family led a vigil and rally against gun violence Monday at the Brooklyn park where the teenager was shot in the head.
Family of teen shot in head by stray bullet in Brooklyn park speaks out
The mother of a teenager who was shot by a stray bullet while she was at a Brooklyn park is speaking out exclusively to Eyewitness News. She says her daughter just underwent surgery and is able to communicate by gestures.
Photo of suspects released after teen girl shot in head by stray bullet in Brooklyn park
Police have released pictures of the suspects they are searching for after a 16-year-old girl was shot by stray bullet in Brooklyn.
Suffolk County school district hopes to finds solution to bus shortage crisis
A school district in Suffolk County is working to resolve a bus shortage crisis after their school bus company canceled their contract.
Bronx community outraged after fresh produce confiscated from street vendor, thrown away
There was outrage and disbelief Saturday in the Bronx, where video showed sanitation workers throwing carton after carton of fresh produce from a local vendor into garbage trucks.
East Harlem school goes fully remote after nearly 2 dozen COVID cases reported
New York City schools have in-person learning this year, but PS 79 is now going all remote, because of nearly two dozen COVID cases.
Drum line ensemble teams up with NYPD band to help other teens in need
The two groups say they had so much fun and even though it's the first time they performed together, it won't be a the last.
Never Forget: Church destroyed on 9/11 comes together to reflect, embrace rebuilding
The mantra of 'Never Forget' also means embracing the spirit of rebuilding what was destroyed on September 11.