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

  Folks still digging out after snow blankets Northeast Ohio

  Dozens brave the cold for the 4th annual Women’s March in Cleveland

  UPDATE: Port Clinton Police, Ohio BCI investigating near home of Harley Dilly; dozens of residents gather to support missing boy

  Jay Brannon sentenced to 16 years in prison for setting a Portage County deputy on fire

  Day 16 of search for Harley Dilly: Reward over $10,000 for safe return of 14-year-old Port Clinton boy

Cleveland homicide victim who was in ambulance that crashed on way to hospital was shot 3 times in car by unknown male

  2 Cleveland firefighters, 2 medics injured after ambulance crashes while transporting shooting victim who later died

  Local Jewish community in Cleveland responds to hate crimes in New York

St. Augustine community’s beloved Sister Corita Ambro hospitalized for apparent ‘mild heart attack’

  One Christmas wish: Mayfield Heights man keeps the faith as search for kidney donor continues

  Doylestown Police handing out $100 bills instead of traffic tickets this Christmas season

  Man shot during Akron officer-involved shooting had over 2,000 rounds of ammunition in apartment

  Runners trek through the snow for the 8th annual Jingle Bell Run

  Volunteers in East Cleveland wrap gifts to give to needy families this Christmas

  Firefighter injured battling blaze in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood

  Alliance High School Teacher dies after horrific car crash in Marlboro Township

  USGS confirms 2.6 magnitude earthquake centered a couple of miles off the coast of Eastlake shook Lake County, last earthquake was felt in June

  Ohio City residents voice concern over traffic headaches on Fulton Road surrounding construction project

  Dog missing after Cleveland man is carjacked at gunpoint

  Keeping tradition: St. Augustine Hunger Center to feed thousands this Thanksgiving

  Judge throws out fine against elderly couple who left trash can out overnight in Garfield Heights

  Ohio students uncover and mend grave injustice at historical cemetery

  11-year-old boy in critical condition following near drowning at Cleveland hotel

City of Bay Village accepting food donations in lieu of parking ticket payments

  ODOT crews hit the roads for Northeast Ohio’s 1st winter storm

  Akron man firing shots into car, injuring man and 15-year-old boy, leads to officer-involved shooting

  Details trickling out about fatal officer-involved shooting in East Cleveland (911 & body cam video)

  Elderly Garfield Heights couple fined for leaving garbage can out overnight

  Popeye’s chicken sandwich is back and so are the long lines in Cleveland

  U.S. Marshals arrest murder suspect that left 3 dead with gunshot wounds to the head in Cleveland