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
Free money Friday: turn old tech into new tech by trading in old cellphones
First, it might surprise you how many old phones you have lying around. Nina Pineda's search party found four in their house.
7 On Your Side's tips for scoring the best concert tickets for the lowest prices
With concert ticket prices sky-high, how do you snag them and not break the bank?
7 On Your Side's 100 days until Christmas early shopping and travel tips
You can start shopping for the holidays by using comparison shopping apps or browser extensions.
Tips to avoid most common cell phone financial scams
$8.8 billion was lost to fraud last year, that's up 30%. That's the biggest increase the FTC has ever seen, with the convenience of doing business on your cell phone comes a price.
Best money moves with student loan payments starting up soon
Parents and students shouldn't panic - 7 On Your Side has some smart strategies for working the payments back into your budget.
Social Security check scam costs Queens man $25K
7 On Your Side stepped in to help a man from Queens who was desperate to get his $25,000 back after becoming the victim of check fraud.
How to spot the new utility scam that can cost you hundreds
A new utility scam can cost victims hundreds and 7 On Your Side has all the telltale signs to foil the fraud.
September Best Bets: Labor Day Sales, Tax-Free Shopping, and Cheeseburger Freebies
Plunge into pool and patio discounts during September, as many stores clear out summer seats for Christmas Trees.
Firehouse Fitness sounds alarm for 7 On Your Side when member dues don't make it into new account
A retired New Jersey Police Chief's dream business was in jeopardy, until he got 7 on his side!
Artist's creation goes missing after shipping it across country; 7 On Your Side steps in
A Long Island artist turned to 7 On Your Side after she hired someone to ship her artwork across the country and it disappeared.