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

  Arraignment for driver charged in Akron Route 8 fiery crash which killed 18-year-old

  East Cleveland’s “Block Watch” campout ends peacefully with prayer

  Lorain County first responders save 9-day-old baby’s life

  I-X Center to permanently close after 35 years due to coronavirus pandemic

  Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose freezes Cuyahoga County Board of Elections’ plan for library ballot sites

  Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument opens outdoor space for Saturday visits in downtown Cleveland

  Independence Police K-9 team nabs suspects wanted for Baldwin Wallace University armed robberies

  ‘Vile, hurtful messages’ have Kent State officials considering whether to remove the Rock

Multiple cars stranded, submerged in significant flooding on Cleveland’s East side (video)

  Raw sewage overflows into Lake Erie at Edgewater Beach due to heavy rains (video)

  Burning of Black Lives Matter sign in Chagrin Falls Twp touches off concerns over race relations

  27 alleged sexual offenders arrested in ‘Operation Moving Target’, Cuyahoga County prosecutor says

  Demonstrators hold protest in front of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s home, demanding justice for Desmond Franklin

  Maltz Museum re-opens months after closing because of coronavirus pandemic

  In Cuyahoga County, absentee ballot request applications streaming in at a record pace

  ‘Get better tires for far less!‘: President Donald Trump calls for boycott of Goodyear after company policy calls ‘MAGA’ attire ‘unacceptable’

  Arrest made in fatal carjacking of Cleveland teen driving home from soccer practice

  Concord Township man charged with murder after killing housemate, calling police on himself

  Concord Township man turns himself in after shooting man dead in their own home

  The Next 400: What does declaring racism a public health crisis mean?

  Woodmere neighbors crying ‘fowl’ about pet chickens in family’s backyard

  Ashland face shield maker churning out equipment to meet surging demand

  Mentor football back on the field for practice amid coronavirus crisis

  Canton baby killer still out there, and FBI is offering a $5,000 reward

  Ohio state representative says colleague called her a S.O.B. during Confederate flag bill conversation

  Abandoned Lorain County bowling alley has 2nd fire with heavy flames after first catching fire Saturday

  Long lines at Lorain County Collection Center during coronavirus pandemic

  1-year-old boy dies after he and his twin were shot while sleeping in Canton

  Gunmen on the run after home invasion and carjacking, Akron police say

  Cleveland woman rescues 3 kids from the water at Euclid Beach Park