Sia Nyorkor

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

  Northeast Ohio residents dig out after winter storm

Family, Akron community gather to remember teen who vanished over 44 years ago

Cleveland woman who used to be homeless now giving away hats and gloves with new ‘Wall of Love’ in city

Investigators believe house fire in Parma was accidental

Lago East Bank offering free meals to federal employees during government shutdown

Cleveland priest forgives teen suspect who shot at him, robbed his chicken eggs

Akron dad not indicted for the murder of his son, grand jury rules

Business steady at Boston Mills Ski Resort despite warm temperatures

$1 million bond set for man accused of fatally shooting wife in couple’s Portage County garage

Man arrested for allegedly inappropriately touching 3 underage girls at Kalahari Resort

Cleveland Hopkins' new drop-off, pick-up rules irking drivers and passengers

Another employer near Lordstown announces layoffs coming in March

Bill containing ‘Alianna Alert’ language heads to Gov. Kasich’s desk after Ohio House, Senate pass legislation

Stark County woman finds long-lost relatives through 23andMe DNA test

Cleveland postal employee indicted for stealing $47,000 worth of gift cards

Hooples bar upset about city plan that will take away free parking

Heartbroken mother relieved after suspect in her son’s murder is captured

‘Serial’ podcast prompts Euclid to cut down marijuana law

Akron police help replenish stolen Toys for Tots gifts

Getting Answers: Elevators broken 8 days at Parma apartments