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
Cyber Monday deals: Strategies to shop and save big
For example, if you see something you like, put it in your cart but don't purchase it -- 7 On Your Side has tips like these and more.
Holiday shopping: Simple tips to avoid gift card scams
Gift cards have been the most popular holiday gift for the past 14 years in a row -- and given supply chain delays, their popularity is expected to rise.
Black Friday deals: From Amazon to Walmart to local stores, make sure to shop early
Supply chain shortages are shaping this Black Friday season, and discounts won't be as deep because sellers don't have to lower prices.
Dealership leaves NY car buyer stranded with no plates, registration, title
Months after driving off the dealership lot, a Putnam County family is dealing with triple trouble: Expired plates, no registration, and no title.
Insurance denies girl's previously covered dental surgery after pandemic delay
Back in the summer of 2020, the worsening COVID-19 pandemic made the prospect of going to a hospital for an elective procedure a non-starter.
7 On Your Side: Man's prized SUV disappears in AAA towing mystery
A Queens man was left in the lurch when his broken-down SUV disappeared for more than a week after being towed by an AAA registered towing company.
7 On Your Side: GoFundMe miscommunication threatens funds raised for veterans memorial in NJ
A group of New Jersey veterans teamed up with local high school students to conceive a magnificent new memorial for fallen heroes.
Tips for leasing cars as shortage sends resale prices skyrocketing
The automobile market has been turned upside down during the COVID-19 pandemic, as a never-before-seen shortage of cars has sent the value of leased cars shooting skyward.
7 On Your Side has tips to avoid deceptive practices at car dealerships
The used car market is hot, but New York City officials are charging several big borough dealers with deceptive practices they say put customers out thousands.
Woman says co-op management billed her for 3 years of cable, internet she didn't use
A woman in Queens trying to move home to Poland had one more issue to settle -- so she turned to 7 On Your Side for help.