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
Young boy, mother killed after fire rips through New Jersey home
A 7-year-old boy and his 29-year-old mother were killed, and another was hospitalized after a home erupted in flames on Saturday, officials say.
Bronx concert held to benefit Puerto Rico earthquake victims
Puerto Rican musicians, including Grammy-Award Winning Eddie Palmieri putting on a benefit concert at Lehman College for earthquake-ravaged Puerto Rico. The island is still reeling from the disaster and needs every bit of help they can get.
President Trump lifts hold on $8 billion for Puerto Rico; Protests held in New York City
President Donald Trump has agreed to lift a hold on more than $8 billion in Puerto Rico disaster aid, funding Congress had already approved two years ago to help the territory after Hurricane Maria.
2 hospitalized after argument leads to stabbing in Brooklyn
Two people were hospitalized after an argument led to a stabbing in Brooklyn on Sunday night.
Van slams through New Jersey house, winds up in basement
A van slammed through a house in New Jersey and wound up in the basement.
Search continues for man who beat woman with her own suitcase in New York City
The search continues for the attacker who brutally assaulted a woman with her own suitcase in Hell's Kitchen on New Year's Day.
Woman punched, then beaten with a suitcase in New York City
Ester Guzman, 63, was with friends in Hell's Kitchen when she was attacked and beaten with her own suitcase, just across the street from her apartment.
Queens teen stabbed several times while walking home
A teenager from Queens is fighting for his life after police say he was stabbed several times, for unknown reasons as he walked home.
Stranger spends $14K on vet bills for family's injured dog
A family in Westchester is getting the best holiday blessing - to have their injured dog home for Christmas.
Emotional goodbye for man killed in Jersey City shootout
Even though he was wounded, authorities say Douglas Miguel Rodriguez saved another man's life when shooters came into the kosher store in Jersey City where he worked.