Emmy Award-winning reporter Pei-Sze Cheng joined NBC 4 New York in April 2005. As a general assignment reporter, she regularly files reports for News 4 New York at 11 p.m. and for the station’s early evening newscasts.
Cheng travels across the tri-state area covering a wide range of stories. Recently, she has covered major events in the area including Hurricane Sandy, the Newtown, Conn. school shootings and the Empire State Building shooting. She has previously covered the Midtown steam explosion, the tornado that hit Brooklyn and the Sean Bell shooting, as well as the 2005 transit strike. Cheng also exposed immigration and real estate fraud in the New York area. Additionally, she covered the Giants super bowl victory parade in 2012.
Cheng came to NBC New York from WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut where she served as the New Haven bureau reporter and fill-in anchor. She covered stories that included the bombing of the Yale Law School, the blackout of 2003, the trial of former Governor John Rowland, and the delayed execution of convicted serial killer Michael Ross.
Prior to that, she was a reporter at News 12 in Norwalk, Conn., where she reported for the 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.
A graduate of Columbia University, Cheng holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
A trusted reporter with strong community ties, she is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and was recognized by the Asian American and Pacific Islanders Association during their heritage month celebration.
A native of Dix Hills, N.Y., Cheng and her family reside in Manhattan.