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
7 On Your Side Warning: Protect yourself from tax season scams
Tax season can be stressful enough, but now there's a new tax refund fraud scheme to worry about, which goes far beyond fishing checks out of the mailbox.
7 On Your Side: 'Miracle' weight loss scams can slim down your wallet
More than 6.5 million people reported getting scammed trying to slim down using weight loss products.
7 On Your Side tips on romance scams: Don't break your heart or your wallet
Romance scam losses reached $200 million last year, which is more than any other scam reported to the Federal Trade Commission.
7 On Your Side: 7 gifts of 'wellness' for Valentine's Day
7 On Your side spoke with author, nutritionist and yoga instructor, Laura Cipullo. She has a practice in New York City and owns "The L'ifestyle Lounge" in Closter, New Jersey.
7 On Your Side: Get paid back by knowing your bumped airline passenger rights
If you get involuntarily bumped off an oversold flight, you can get paid back!
7 on Your Side: Social Security recipient owed $80K, facing eviction
Applying for disability benefits from your job is not always an easy process. A man from Orange County knows that firsthand after suffering a back injury and needing surgery. However, even after winning his appeal, he still couldn't collect more than $80,000 owed to him.
7 On Your Side: Cures for holiday spending hangover
If you used credit cards and only pay the minimum, on average, it will take seven years and five months to pay off -- and will cost you an additional $881.50 in interest.
New FICO credit scoring changes: What to do now to avoid negative credit later
FICO, the system which calculates credit for roughly 110 million Americans, is changing the way it assigns scores, making it tougher to score higher if you've missed payments or have rising debt.
7 On Your Side's spotlight on dealership debacle passes NJ State Assembly committee unanimously
7 On Your Side's investigation into car dealers in New Jersey not paying off customer trade-ins took center stage Monday in Trenton at the New Jersey Statehouse.
7 On Your Side: Offsetting college financial aid costs
Whether you're a high school, returning student or a parent planning to pay for college, right now is an important time for financial aid.