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

  Elderly MetroHealth patients vaccinated for COVID-19

  Alliance City Schools principal victim of racist vandalism

  This is one way to draw attention to a pothole problem in Geauga County

  Ohio City business owner robbed at gunpoint

  Community activists demand answers after East Cleveland Police fatally shoot 18-year-old man

  2 fatal house fires since Sunday launches investigation in Akron

  Northeast Ohio restaurants hope for a turnaround in 2021

  Hinckley boy reunited with father after being abandoned in cemetery before Christmas

  Aisha’s Law to protect domestic violence victims fails to get vote on Ohio Senate floor

  Cleveland cafe chef and business owner struggles to keep doors open amid coronavirus crisis

  Akron police detective investigates theft; replaces paraplegic victim’s laptop in the meantime

  Cleveland man making Christmas special for 2-year-old girl who witnessed mother’s killing

  Who stole Sammy? Therapy dog taken from car while cancer-survivor donates winter coats

  Ohio healthcare workers receive first doses of coronavirus vaccine (video)

  Parma Heights police: Man hospitalized following high-speed pursuit, crash (graphic video)

  Clevelanders react to news about release of coronavirus vaccine

  The Next 400: Activist & author Rachel Cargle opens bookstore to amplify marginalized voices

  Airbnb bans New Year’s Eve parties in Ohio during coronavirus pandemic

  19 News working for answers: Weekend police chase ends in fiery crash in Cleveland

  Restaurants on E. 4th Street hopeful after Cuyahoga County announces relief plan

  ‘Find a new normal’: Cleveland, local organizations present Victims of Violence conference virtually

  East Siders digging out after snow storm hits Cleveland suburbs hard

  Cleveland Heights teacher worried about cancer treatments with looming strike

  Reliable Snow Plow in Macedonia prepares for first big snowstorm of 2020

  Cleveland FBI seeks suspect after robbery at South Euclid Fifth Third Bank

  Jackson Township Police look for hit and run driver who left 23-year-old woman for dead

  Cleveland man hospitalized after being assaulted with a hatchet

  Northeast Ohio weather: Lake effect snow moves east tonight, sunshine returns tomorrow

  Jewish cemetery vandalized in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood

  Barley House manager during Covid-19 citations hearing: ‘It’s hard to babysit all of them'