Nicholas Rizzi

Reporter/Producer @nickr15 nrizzi@dnainfo.com

Nicholas Rizzi is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo New York covering Staten Island.

Before joining DNAinfo, Nick got his master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where he concentrated on urban reporting.

His work has appeared in City Limits magazine, the Daily News, The Local blog on the New York Times and the Staten Island Advance.

Nick was born, raised and still lives on Staten Island, and attended the College of Staten Island where he got a degree in creative writing. He originally started college to study music, and has played bass guitar for more than 10 years. He still plays to this day, but mostly while his girlfriend tries to watch TV.

Fun Fact: Nick has been semi-threatened by the father of a "Glee" cast member in his Trump Tower lobby while working on a story. He wasn't too afraid because the guy was holding a poodle.

St. George & Port Richmond »

December 1, 2015

Staten Island will get in the holiday spirit with several lighting ceremonies this month

New Dorp & South Beach »

December 1, 2015

Deer in the borough could be sterilized, fenced off or killed under the proposals.

St. George & Port Richmond »

November 30, 2015

Tyquan Pass, 23, was found shot on Jersey Street on Saturday, police said.

Harlem »

November 29, 2015

The fire at 1760 Lexington Ave. started at about 9:32 a.m., police said.

East Village & Lower East Side »

November 29, 2015

The suspect grabbed a jogger by her hair and raped her on Wednesday, police said.

Fordham & Tremont »

November 27, 2015

Police were looking for Ruben Pizzaro, 23, who's suspected of shooting David Rivera, 24, on Tuesday.

East New York & Brownsville »

November 27, 2015

A 28-year-old man was shot in the head at the Van Dyke Houses on Thursday night, police said.

Midtown & Theater District »

November 27, 2015

Shoppers packed stores hunting bargains on the busiest shopping day of the year.