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
Brooklyn dancer getting second chance thanks to new spine procedure
A Brooklyn dancer who never thought she would dance again is now getting a second chance - all thanks to a new spine procedure.
ABC7 Unite: Twins keep remote students worldwide engaged in biology
A set of twins from Manhattan are committed to expanding their love for biology education, and the brother and sister have created a YouTube channel to teach dissections and engage students who are learning remotely.
New evidence in Malcolm X assassination points to possible conspiracy
Fifty-six years after the death of Malcolm X, lawyers revealed what they called new evidence of a conspiracy, perpetrated by the NYPD and the FBI to assassinate the Civil Rights activist in Harlem.
Man proposes to girlfriend in their daughter's room at hospital's NICU
It was a proposal like none other - in a New York Presbyterian's NICU.
Officials call for harsher penalties amid increase of assaults on MTA drivers, passengers
In the same day a bus driver was knocked unconscious and a woman was pushed onto the subway tracks. Officials say five people have been pushed onto the tracks just this year.
NYCHA residents in Bronx building say they have little or no heat despite freezing temperatures
Residents of a senior NYCHA development in the Bronx say they have had little to no heat in these recent freezing temperatures, and it's not a new problem.
Family, friends mourn teen basketball star killed in crash on Long Island
At just 15 years old, Jomani 'Jo-Jo' Wright is being called an inspiration and a legend by those who knew him well.
Long Island church bursts into flames on Christmas morning
It was a Christmas Morning heartbreak for a Long Island church community after the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Levittown went up in flames.
Survey: More than half of FDNY firefighters say they will refuse COVID vaccine
First responders on the front lines will have access to a COVID vaccine in just a few weeks, but a recent survey revealed that more than half of FDNY firefighters will refuse a COVID vaccine.
Coronavirus News: Deja vu as COVID cases rise in former NYC epicenter
Residents in a New York City neighborhood that was once the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. are experiencing a kind of deja vu as cases of the virus rise there once again.