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

  A heat wave starts today for Northeast Ohio

  Water main break leaves hundreds in Willoughby apartment complex without water for hours on the Fourth of July

  2 Brook Park, Ohio Little Caesars workers fired after putting swastika sign on couple’s pizza

  Cleveland Police looking for man responsible for series of break-ins at Li Wah in AsiaTown

  Cuyahoga County Council approves $3 million settlement in lawsuit over Aniya Day-Garrett’s death

  Cleveland street remains closed due to ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural painted across roadway

  Artists paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural on East 93rd Street in Cleveland

  Cleveland police arrest suspect accused of shooting 6-month-old, pregnant woman in road rage incident

  CMSD hold drive-up graduations for the class of 2020 in June

  10 people shot within 10 hours in Cleveland

  Free Ohio Now holds rally in North Ridgeville

  Rocky River pool reopens but with restrictions during coronavirus pandemic

  Flats seafood workers spend record-breaking heat day cooling off in the 5-below freezer

  Cleveland Police needs public’s help identifying rioters and arsonists during George Floyd protests

  St. Aloysius-St. Agatha Church holds powerful prayer protest in memory of George Floyd

  Family of slain teen speaks out after he was carjacked on Cleveland’s West Side

  Cleveland NAACP chapter receives threats over weekend protests

  ‘Standing strong’: Corbo’s Bakery owners, armed with shotguns, protect their business from protesters

  Hundreds peacefully gather in Mansfield for ‘I Can’t Breathe’ protest

  Ohio EPA & Ohio BMV working through backlog of E-check inspections

  Long lines, technical issues already reported as Ohio BMV locations reopen (photo gallery)

  Mt. Zion of Oakwood Village reopens church with social distancing guidelines

  Family and friends gather to search for missing 39-year-old Westlake man

  Cleveland Police break up hotel party during coronavirus pandemic (bodycam)

  Cleveland City Council working to resuscitate hobbled recycling program

  East Cleveland toddler’s life taken in crash while sitting on grandmother’s lap in front seat

  Charity gives away 5,000 boxes of unsold cookies to teachers

  Scotti’s Italian Eatery staying open only for carryout and delivery

  Security expert gives tips on how to protect yourself from “Zoom-bombing”

  Ohio drive-in theaters set to reopen May 12