Edward R. Murrow and Emmy® Award-winning journalist Andrew Siff reports on transportation, governmental affairs and general assignment issues for NBC 4 New York. He regularly appears weekdays at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
In 2016, Siff was awarded a national Edward R. Murrow Award for “Mother Nature, Let Up,” a feature story which took a deeper look at extreme weather throughout the Tri-State. Siff was also recognized with a national Edward R. Murrow award and a national Emmy ® in 2014 as part of NBC 4 New York’s Team coverage of Superstorm Sandy. He was also awarded two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2019 for feature reporting.
Winner of 11 New York Emmy® Awards, Siff was recognized as the market’s top transportation and traffic reporter in both 2018 and 2019. He was also honored for “General Excellence in Reporting” in 2013.
A daily subway commuter who frequently utilizes all modes of public transportation, Siff has taken viewers on a tour of New York’s largest public construction projects in recent years, including the Second Avenue Subway, the East Side Access Project and the new Kosciuszko Bridge. He has also travelled to London to investigate the impact of congestion pricing, in advance of New York’s new rules.
Siff has extensively covered the political scene at the city, state and national level. In 2016, Siff provided viewers with live updates from Donald Trump’s presidential victory party at the New York Hilton. In 2019, Siff travelled to Washington, D.C. to cover the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund’s extension and the Congressional testimony of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He also secured a memorable, one-on-one interview with then-Mayor candidate Anthony Weiner in 2013, and later covered the Mayoral campaign of then-Public Advocate Bill De Blasio.
In addition to his transportation and political coverage, Siff delivered up-to-the minute updates throughout the Eric Garner case – including being the first to report on ‘how’ the departmental Judge reached her verdict. Siff also provided complete coverage of Sean Bell “50 shots” trial in 2008, including being the very first television journalist to report the verdict.
Siff has also filed several memorable feature stories. These include a look at Olympic boxer Marcus Browne from Staten Island, a behind-the-scenes portrait of Marcus Robinson who created works-of-art inspired by the men and women who rebuild the World Trade Center, and an NYU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital project known as “The Harlem Barber Shop Project,” where customers received life-saving preventive health screenings.
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 Show, a group of seasoned reporters and media personalities which raises money for local charities. 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.
Siff is an avid Yankees who covered the historic 2019 “London Series,” featuring the Bronx Bombers and rival Boston Red Sox. He is also a passionate fan of the New York Giants. Siff lives with his wife and two children in Queens.