Emmy award-winning reporter Pei-Sze Cheng joined NBC 4 New York in April 2005 as a general assignment reporter. She recently joined the I-Team, the station’s investigative unit. Cheng has been a general assignment reporter for eight years, covering New York’s biggest stories including the storm Sandy and the Sandy Hook school shooting. She regularly files reports for News 4 New York at 11 p.m. and for the station’s early evening newscasts.
Reporting on a wide range of stories across the tri-state area, Cheng 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.
In her new role as investigative reporter, Cheng has delivered some compelling news pieces on subjects that range from E-cigarettes being used to smoke illegal drugs, to an expose about for-profit colleges, to the perils of online drug marketplaces.
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.
A native of Dix Hills, N.Y., Cheng and her family reside in Manhattan.