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

  Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry still taking care of the homeless population while protecting staff and volunteers

  Magnificat graduate tests positive for coronavirus after studying abroad in Ireland

  'One-Man-Parade’ spreading hope in Lakewood during coronavirus pandemic

  Parma man’s frustration bubbling over again after 43rd basement flood

  Cleveland Hope Exchange gives out more than 28,000 lbs of food at Journey Church

  Northeast Ohio grocery store workers on the front lines during coronavirus pandemic

  Avon Lake officer tests positive for COVID-19; 5 cases confirmed in the city

  Cleveland Heights hardware store open since 1911: ‘Not our first pandemic’; remains open as essential business

  Greater Cleveland Food Bank activates disaster plan to feed hungry families during coronavirus pandemic

  Crowd lines up for Slyman’s corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day despite coronavirus concerns

  Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals open 2nd line for COVID-19 drive-through testing

  Here’s how you get the mandatory doctor’s order to be tested for COVID-19 at Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals

Cleveland Clinic and UH turns away cars as line gets too long at drive-through coronavirus testing

  Cleveland Clinic and UH open drive-through coronavirus testing

  Day 2: Death penalty trial continues as witnesses testify against accused serial arsonist

  911 calls detail chaos the night where man was killed, 17 others shot at motorcycle club in Cleveland

  Cleveland Police closing road for vigil honoring man killed, 17 others shot at motorcycle club

  Cleveland Police: Shooting at party with multiple clubs leaves 1 dead, 17 others injured

  Local gyms taking extra precautions for coronavirus scare

  Geneva High School trip to France and Spain still on despite coronavirus concerns

  University Heights computer store having trouble getting parts because of coronavirus

  Euclid schools superintendent saves woman from burning car

Driver accused of plowing through several Sheffield Lake yards in jail for warrant

  Chip away debt with annual #Food4Fines program at Cuyahoga County Library

  Sheffield Lake Police arrest suspected drunk driver after he plows through several backyards

  Ohio City Galley closing but one business could relocate, owner says

  Man guilty of deadly robbery at Akron pizza shop; jail confession made in several other incidents

  ’Esther’s Law’ gains momentum in Ohio as advocates work to eliminate elder abuse

  ’Mom Be Brave’: Daughter’s message scripted in the snow at Cleveland Clinic goes viral

  Heights Christian Church hosts ‘Rally For Love & Justice’