New York Anchors and Reporters Are In Puerto Rico To Cover Maria

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Several TV news reporters from the New York City market are in Puerto Rico today covering Hurricane Maria.

There are more than 1 million Puerto Ricans living in New York, which makes up about 23 percent of Puerto Ricans living stateside.

WPIX, the Tribune-owned flagship station, sent morning anchor Craig Treadway, with photographer Eddie Lebron and engineer Jared Barnett. They’ve been reporting live all morning.


WABC weekend anchor, Joe Torres, who also hosts Hispanic affairs show Tiempo is also in San Juan.

CBS correspondent, David Begnaud, did hits for WCBS from Puerto Rico. Janelle Burrell was in East Harlem, which has the largest population of Puerto Rico natives in the city, reporting on how locals are reacting. Ray Villeda led coverage for WNBC and Cristina Navarrese for Telemundo.

WNYW filed a national piece on the storm and did a local package on Tropical Storm Jose churning up the water on the coast of Long Island.