Andrew Siff, a six-time New York Emmy Award winner, joined NBC 4 New York in 2004 as a general assignment reporter with a special focus on transit and political stories. Siff, as part of NBC 4's continuing team-coverage of Hurricane Sandy, received a 2014 National Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award.
Siff’s coverage of the Eric Garner case provided viewers with up-to-the minute updates. He was the first to report on ‘how’ the prosecution instructed the Grand Jury.
Siff covered the 2013 Mayoral election and got a one-on-one interview with then-candidate Anthony Weiner. In 2008, Siff provided complete coverage of and was the first to report the verdict in the Sean Bell “50 shots” trial.
Most recently, Siff filed feature stories on: the Olympic boxer Marcus Browne from Staten Island; a behind-the-scenes portrait of Marcus Robinson, who’s created works-of-art inspired by the men and women who have worked to rebuild the World Trade Center; and a NYU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital project called “The Harlem Barber Shop Project” where customers received life-saving preventive health screenings.
Siff, while a law enforcement reporter at NY1, delivered many one-on-one interviews with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Siff also worked at WKBW-TV in Buffalo and WTVH-TV in Syracuse. He began his career as a general assignment reporter at the NBC affiliate WEEK-TV in Peoria, Illinois. His first major assignment was the 1992 strike at Caterpillar Inc., where 14,000 workers hit the picket lines.
Siff received a 2013 New York Emmy and a New York State Associated Press award for General Excellence in Reporting. He has also been recognized by: The New York Press Club, The Press Club of Long Island, and the Syracuse Press Club for feature reporting.
A native New Yorker and Hunter High School alumnus, Siff graduated from Wesleyan University with a bachelor's degree in English. He is a member of the Inner Circle Club, a parody group made up of seasoned reporters, television and radio personalities. The group raises money for local charities.
Siff is an avid Yankees and Giants fan, and lives with his wife and son in Queens.