Nina Pineda  | ABC7 WABC News Team
Nina Pineda is an award-winning broadcast journalist with WABC-TV in New York. She has covered some of the biggest stories of her generation and is the face of WABC-TV's "7 On Your Side." For the last 4 years, Nina and her team at Channel 7 hit a milestone for Channel 7 viewers - helping victims of Superstorm Sandy, and defrauded consumers gain back more than $1,000,000 through the station's trouble-shooting and consumer help unit.

Nina's live reporting has taken her from the center of some of the worst natural disasters in the United States, Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, to some of the country's most historic moments - the inauguration of President Barack Obama and the attacks on 9/11.

Nina's reports on September 11, 2001 from underneath the World Trade Center Towers helped earn Nina and her colleagues at WABC and ABC News the prestigious Peabody Award for Excellence in Journalism. The dusty red outfit she wore, a red suit and black shoes along with a clip reel of her reports are forever a part of our national history, preserved in a Smithsonian exhibit on 9/11 through the Senator John Heinz History Center in her hometown, Pittsburgh, PA.

Active in the Tri-State charity community, participates in fundraisers for various Asian American and Women's organizations, including the New York Asian Women's Center and the Women's Rights and Information Center where Nina serves on the Board of Trustee.

In 2013, Nina was a recipient of CUNY Asian Role Model of the Year Award. In 2014, Nina was honored by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs for her work helping victims of consumer fraud. In 2016, Nina was recognized by Bergen County's Executive Director for her work helping victims of crime in Bergen County.

Nina has appeared nationally on Prime Time Live, Live with Regis and Kelly and CNN. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Syracuse University and lives in Bergen County with her husband, John, raising 2 young daughters.

Nina's Stories
How to fight back against fraudulent unemployment claims, 7 On Your Side has tips
New York State has identified over 521,000 fraudulent unemployment benefit claims during the COVID-19 pandemic, preventing fraudsters from stealing more than $6.4 billion in benefits.
New tax deductions and rules that could cost you money, 7 On Your Side explains
This year's tax day has been pushed back more than a month, until May 17. There are some deductions and rules that could cost you big bucks if you don't know about them.
Queens widow gets husband's headstone thanks to 7 On Your Side
In fall 2019, Marva paid a Queens monument company to make a marker for husband and father Elbert Phillips. But months after it was paid in full, instead of installation, the family says they got frustrated.
What to know about grocery store and food delivery app fees from 7 On Your Side
The four big delivery app companies raked in roughly $5.5 billion in combined revenue during the first six months of the pandemic, more than double the take for last year.
Tips for teaching kids about money from 7 On Your Side
How do you avoid being the "Bank of Mom or Dad"? Experts say it's like any other parenting skill, start early. That means you can start teaching kids about money as early as Pre-K or Kindergarten.
Beware of COVID vaccine survey scams, 7 On Your Side warns
These surveys lure you in with the promise of a prize or money at the end, but it's really just designed to trick you into handing over the keys to your identity and getting into your bank account.
Tips to protect veterans from scams, 7 On Your Side details the red flags
Veterans lost $338 million to scams over the past five years, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
Are you 'revenge shopping' to relieve pandemic stress? 7 On Your Side has tips
As COVID-19 vaccines become more available, consumers are starting to feel more comfortable spending - but specifically on items they feel they were robbed of last year due to the pandemic.
Gap insurance, is it for you? Here's how it saved a driver thousands after her car was totaled
Gap insurance covered nearly $6,000 that regular car insurance didn't when a Newburgh woman's car was totaled.
Will I get my stimulus if I haven't filed taxes yet?
Stimulus payments are being automatically delivered to taxpayers over the next few weeks, at the same time; the IRS is also struggling with a backlog of tax refunds.