Sia Nyorkor

Sia Nyorkor

Cleveland, Ohio

Sia Nyorkor joined Cleveland 19 in 2015 and reports weekdays for the 4, 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.

Sia is an Emmy award-winning journalist who got her start working behind the scenes at New Jersey Public Television & Radio. Although she loved working on documentaries and long-form pieces she aspired to step in front of the camera to tell the stories.

Sia most recently reported for the CBS affiliate in Wichita, Kansas and before at the CBS affiliate in Gainesville, Florida.

A skilled multimedia journalist, Sia prides herself on shooting, reporting, writing and editing the majority of her reports for multiple platforms.

Sia enjoys being out on in the field and loves hearing people's stories. Her sincerity and commitment to telling the truth is what she says usually gets people to open up and talk to her. She believes it is how she scores most of her exclusives.

In 2017, Sia received a Genesis Award in the Outstanding TV News Series category for her series of reports on the death of K9 Jethro. The Genesis Awards are awarded annually by the Humane Society of the United States to individuals in the major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works which raise public awareness of animal issues.

Sia and her reports have been featured on national shows such as TV One's Fatal Attraction, Oxygen's Snapped and the Investigation Discovery channel.

Sia holds a Bachelor of Arts Journalism from Indiana University's Ernie Pyle School of Journalism and a Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University in the City of New York. Her master's thesis was an award-winning documentary film about a Harlem muralist that broadcast on public television stations across the nation.

Active with the National Association of Black Journalists, Sia has served at the local and national level and is a mentor to young, aspiring journalists. She is also a member of the public service sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Sia is thrilled to be next door to home where she can visit her parents and cheer on her HOOSIERS!

She says the most common question she receives is about her name, which hails from Liberia, West Africa. Sia means first daughter of the father and Nyorkor means fierce warrior in her father's tribe, Kissi.

A novice shutterbug, Nyorkor enjoys exploring new places, listening to live music, cooking, reading and meeting new people.

She's looking forward to getting to know Cleveland and all it has to offer.

Recent Articles by Sia

  Brecksville woman finds 6-foot-long Boa Constrictor slithering around neighborhood (video)

  Woman injured after fighting fans at Cleveland Indians game tumble over her at Progressive Field (video)

  Maria’s Field of Hope in Avon in full bloom for the 6th year in a row

  Cleveland Browns tailgater seriously hurt falling off top of van in Muni Lot

  Teenager pleads guilty to murdering 12-year-old boy, injuring 5 others during drive-by shooting in Cleveland

  Cleveland Browns tailgater hospitalized after falling off top of van in Muni Lot

  Lorain mother concerned about safety after son attacked at high school

  Bud Light Victory Fridges sell out three hours after unveiling

  Bud Light Victory Fridges are back, and they’re up for grabs

  American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio sending crews down for Hurricane Dorian coverage

  Federal charges announced for man accused of making shooting threat to Jewish center in Ohio

  Cleveland officers building park in memory of fallen policeman Derek Owens

Working smoke detectors likely saved lives of others in house fire that killed 7-year-old girl, investigators say

  7-year-old child dies in Lorain house fire

  Woman says she escaped from East Cleveland man’s freezer, suspect arrested for kidnapping has lengthy rap sheet

  Akron Police arrest shoplifter after she unleashed her dogs on grocery store employee

  Akron man says trees and wires blocking his wheelchair ramp after storms

  Willoughby-Eastlake High Schools delay opening until Sept. 3 due to unfinished construction and safety concerns

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  19 Follow-up Files: Fish died in Lower Shaker Lake because of water temperature and oxygen depletion

  Cleveland councilman pushes for change after group assaults 72-year-old man who hit dirt bike rider with pickup truck

  1 killed in double shooting near Akron high school

  Massage therapists work to pass legislation in Ohio requiring a license to give massages

  1 year later: Ohio’s favorite Girl Scout still popular after her viral letter to the editor

  Police searching for driver after fatal hit-and-run in Tremont

  Akron man wanted by police for detonating homemade explosive device

  Euclid residents express concern about treatment from city’s police officers

  Bomb squad called to investigate suspicious package, Cleveland homeowner says it was just fireworks

  Parma family still dealing with insurance woes after devastating storm damage

  ’I felt like the system failed her’: Best friend of Slavic Village murder victim speaks out