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

  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

  2 suspects arrested for adult dating website crime spree, accused of robbing 70-year-old man

  Man tried to lure young girl from school bus stop: Garfield Heights Police

  HUD awards city of Cleveland $9.7M grant for lead prevention

  Ohio law could have saved baby found dead in Hiram College residence hall

  UPDATE: FedEx van strikes Amish cart; horse killed, driver seriously injured (photos)

  2.6 magnitude earthquake felt in Lake County on Tuesday morning, USGS reports

  Woman hula hoops for 5 hours to keep attention on Cleveland’s unsolved quadruple homicide

  Vendor disputes city of Cleveland’s claims after Kate’s Fish worker receives electric shock at West Side Market

  Mother intentionally pulled in front of truck in crash that killed 10-year-old daughter, Mentor police say

  Cleveland Police: 6-year-old girl dies after getting shot in the head while she was sleeping during drive-by

  Twinsburg community gathers to support fatal crash victims and survivors

  The search for a gunman that killed a sleeping 6-year-old continues in Cleveland

  Cleveland Police: 6-year-old girl dies after getting shot in the head while she was sleeping during drive-by

  56th annual Grape Jamboree in Geneva is stomped with sunny skies and delicious times

  East Cleveland woman sentenced to nearly 5 years for leading police on wild chase because she was ‘on her way to work’

  Brecksville woman finds 6-foot-long Boa Constrictor slithering around neighborhood (video)

  Woman injured after fighting fans at Cleveland Indians game tumble over her at Progressive Field (video)

  Maria’s Field of Hope in Avon in full bloom for the 6th year in a row

  Cleveland Browns tailgater seriously hurt falling off top of van in Muni Lot

  Teenager pleads guilty to murdering 12-year-old boy, injuring 5 others during drive-by shooting in Cleveland

  Cleveland Browns tailgater hospitalized after falling off top of van in Muni Lot

  Lorain mother concerned about safety after son attacked at high school

  Bud Light Victory Fridges sell out three hours after unveiling

  Bud Light Victory Fridges are back, and they’re up for grabs