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

  FBI: Springfield Local Schools employee attempted to meet 8-year-old girl at hotel for sex

  Single mother and 7 children displaced after escaping house fire in Cleveland (video)

  Cleveland residents complain about trash piling up at vacant property in Slavic Village

  Pop-up event celebrates ‘Black Maternal Health Week’ in Northeast Ohio

  Cleveland Indians’ Yu Chang receives hateful anti-Asian messages after game-ending error (offensive language)

  Tips pour in: Stow Police still search for driver after officer struck by fleeing car

Stow police search for driver after officer struck by fleeing vehicle

  Governor launches major broadband expansion project for underserved East Cleveland communities

  Akron police officer resigns during internal investigation

  Cleveland American Indian Movement protests Cleveland Indians team name & mascot on Opening Day

St. Augustine Hunger Center in need of drivers for Easter Sunday meal delivery

  8-year-old girl dies in Akron house fire

  Akron firefighters search collapsed home for man who barricaded himself shortly before it caught fire

  Have you seen Alaina Camacho and Nathan Orona?

  19 Troubleshooter: Days Inn closure leaves some long-time residents scrambling with only 2 days notice

Days Inn closure leaves some long-time residents homeless with only 2 days notice

  Police: 35-year-old man shot, killed while parked in driveway of Akron home

  The Next 400: For Black Americans, there are links between life expectancy, poverty, and race

  Mass COVID-19 vaccinations now underway for next 8 weeks at Cleveland’s Wolstein Center

Registration now open for 2nd week of vaccination appointments at Wolstein Center’s mass clinic

  Cleveland man found shot, killed in woods near Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Parma Police: 2 killed in shooting at bar

  MetroHealth medical assistant arrested for allegedly conveying drugs into the Cuyahoga County Jail

  Middleburg Heights Church ‘Teeter Totters’ for 18 hours to raise money for food pantry

  19 Troubleshooter gets results: Cleveland woman’s furnace replaced after months of no heat

  2nd person in custody for deadly drive-by of 6-year-old girl in South Collinwood

  Aut-O-Rama Drive-In to open for the season on March 19

  Embattled Cleveland landlord dodges questions for not fixing tenant’s heat for more than a month

  Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week hoping to drive business to local restaurants

  Wellington High School students build tools for social distancing in preparation for their return to the classroom