Tim Fleischer  | ABC7 WABC News Team
Award winning Correspondent and News Anchor Tim Fleischer is the definitive street reporter, with more than 25 years experience, covering major news events-both domestic and foreign.

He joined the Eyewitness News team in 1985 and is the only correspondent to have served as Bureau Chief in both New Jersey and Long Island and now in Westchester County. His insightful reporting and unique ability to capture the interesting elements of a story have made him a valuable member of Eyewitness News.

Following a four-year run as Anchorman of "Eyewitness News This Morning" and a year of anchoring the weekend newscasts, Tim followed his heart back to the streets he loves. Since then, he's provided some of the best reporting of our area's biggest stories.

Twice in his distinguished career Tim has covered the tragic events of major airline crashes - first the bombing of the Pan Am Flight and then the explosion of TWA Flight 800. Tim provided continuous and thoughtful reports on the recovery and the investigative efforts of those events.

Tim has also found himself covering what has become an escalating war of terrorism, one, the tragic story of the Achille Lauro, a cruise ship overtaken by terrorists who murdered a New York man. Tim was the only New York correspondent to cover the story from the Middle East, with firsthand reports of the ever-changing details. Several years later he reported on the bombing of the World Trade Center.

Dispatched to cover another major story; Tim followed the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. He spent more than a week reporting live from the New Hampshire hometown of Christa McAuliff, the teacher and crew member killed in the explosion. His reports captured the tremendous impact this teacher hand on the lives of children and parents.

In 15 years of reporting in New York, Tim has spent some of that time covering the legal system. His reports have focused on everything from numerous murder trials, corruption scandals and the trials of mob figures to various landmark civil rights cases. In 1987, he followed the controversial child custody case of "Baby M" from start to finish, including a series of in-depth reports focusing on the bitter debate over surrogate parenting.

As a correspondent, one of Tim's unique abilities has been to cover all types of stories, business, legal, education and medical and when often called upon to bring his years of experience to the anchor desk of Eyewitness News.

Tim graduated from Morehead State University with a BA in Journalism. He has worked in Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Louisville and Cedar Rapids before becoming a valued member of the Eyewitness News team. Tim and his wife, Caren, reside in Westchester County with their two dogs, Sally and Hannah.

While Bureau Chief on Long Island, Tim garnered six Folio Awards for his coverage of the beach waste disaster, and a series on the dramatic decline of Long Island's vital aerospace industry. Folio Awards were presented to Tim for his multi-part series on the effects of federal pollution laws on beleaguered Long Island commuters.

Once again, Tim was dispatched to Europe in 1996 where he reported live from Rome as preparations were being made for the visit of Pope John Paul II to New York. Tim's special series of reports centered on the impact of the historic visit on American Catholics.



Tim's Stories
New York City hits 20-mile protected bike lane goal in 2019, increases goal to 30 miles in 2020
A progress report shows the city built 21.4 miles of protected bike lanes in 2019. The goal is being increased from 20 miles in 2019 to 30 miles each in 2020 and 2021.  
Bronx DA Darcel Clark says her office is ready for bail, judicial reforms
When Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark begins her second term in January, she will be in the midst of one of the most sweeping judicial reforms in her career. And even with reservations, she says the borough is ready.
Rare Corvette collection being restored to raise money for veterans
A classic, legendary Chevrolet Corvette is part of a rare 36 car collection thought to be one of the greatest in history is being used to help veterans.
Protest held in support of woman handcuffed while selling churros inside Brooklyn subway station
There was another protest Wednesday at the Broadway Junction subway station in Brooklyn, where a woman selling churros was handcuffed and taken into police custody over the weekend.
Protest held in support of woman handcuffed while selling churros inside Brooklyn subway station
A protest was held Monday at the Broadway Junction subway station in Brooklyn, where a woman selling churros was handcuffed and taken into police custody over the weekend.
Uber driver hurt when concrete falls off overpass files $10 million lawsuit against New York
Mohammad Hossain said several pieces of concrete, one weighing 25 pounds, came off the 7th Avenue Overpass bridge and smashed his windshield and hood.
Legendary Metro-North ambassador retires after 40-year career with the railroad
As an ambassador for the Metro-North Railroad, there is very little Audrey Johnson-Gordon has not been asked and very little she does not know when it comes to dispensing information.
Transit Workers Union asks riders to submit pictures of the dirtiest subway cars
Billed as a photo contest in which you could win $500, Transit Workers Union Local 100 wants to see what amounts to the trashiest subway cars that riders encounter.
Question of whether to honor Mother Cabrini with statue causes controversy
New York City's decision not to include Mother Cabrini in its new round of statues honoring women, which has been overseen by First Lady Chirlane McCray is now at the heart of a growing controversy.
Man fatally shot inside Bronx subway station during apparent dispute, police say
During the busy 6:30 rush at the 167th Street B/D station, a verbal dispute broke out, police say, between a 25-year-old man and a woman with a small child. According to police, a second man then entered the dispute.