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

  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

  'They couldn’t find a pulse’: Hero cop saves woman’s life at Cleveland City Hall

  Cut it! Residents in East Side neighborhood want Cleveland to mow grass that they say is way too high

  TSA: Pack All-Star Souvenirs if you’re flying out of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

  Cleveland’s murals are a must-see attraction during MLB All-Star Game week

  Lavender blooms for festival at Luvin’ Lavender Farms in Eastern Ohio

  From celebrations to safety, Cleveland is ready for MLB All-Star week

  More than a hundred dead fish floating in Shaker Heights’ Lower Lake

  Initiative to install 61,000 LED streetlights and 1,000 smart cameras will cost Cleveland $35 million

  Former landfill transformed into 25-acre park in Cleveland’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood

  Cleveland-based Novagard sending $200K worth of materials to Dayton area for rebuild

  Suspect shot dead by police after stabbing Sugarcreek officer

  Cleveland Heights wants to redevelop Severance Town Center: What should it be?

  Spring rains wiping out this season’s lavender crop in eastern Ohio

Berea welcomes home Vietnam War veteran who was denied a proper welcome 50 years ago

  Cleveland native and musician Michael Stanley to be honored with street in his name

  Inaugural 9/11 Tunnel to Tower event debuts in Cleveland

  Strongsville Police say thieves made off with more than $3,000 worth of koi fish from man’s pond

  4 Northeast Ohio nursing homes make list of nation’s 400 troubled facilities

  Sunken car found in Shaker Lakes

  Geauga county man says All Souls Cemetery graves are a mess

  Akron store owner says business vandalized over ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ display

  Up to 9 tornadoes touched down in Ohio, killing 1 man and injuring several others

  Shooter opens fire into Canton home, killing man and injuring girlfriend

  Hundreds roll out for the 15th Annual Firefighters Memorial Parade

  Family plans to sue ManorCare after their 80-year-old father escaped the nursing home and was hospitalized

  Hope dims for safe return of missing Lake Erie boaters, ODNR plans to pick up search on Tuesday