Nigel Chiwaya

Reporter/Producer @seenigel

Nigel Chiwaya is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo, covering Washington Heights and Inwood.

A native of Springfield Gardens, Nigel previously worked at the Queens Ledger/Brooklyn Star newspaper group. While there he reported on sports; from little league baseball to the first Mets game at Citi Field. Nigel also covered the smartphone industry at

Nigel earned his master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, studied Communication Arts at New York Institute of Technology, and survived the New York Times Student Journalism Institute.

Nigel and his wife live with their cat in Harlem.

Fun Fact: Nigel was a child when the Yankees won the 1996 World Series. As a result, he knew that the Yankees were good long before he knew that New York had a second baseball team, let alone one in Queens.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

January 26, 2015

MAP: Track the City's Snowplows Live Online

Check whether the Department of Sanitation's 2,100 snowplows have made it to your street.

East Village & Lower East Side »

January 22, 2015

INTERACTIVE: Follow Sheldon Silver's Secret Money Trail

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver hid more than $3 million in bribes and kickbacks, investigators say.

Downtown »

January 7, 2015

Here Are the Words Mayor Bill de Blasio Said Most Often in 2014

The mayor's most-mentioned words last year included "city" and "people."

Throgs Neck & Country Club »

January 1, 2015

Tattooed Man Beat 87-Year-Old Grandmother to Death During Rampage: Police

Police said the man threw chairs at them from the balcony of his grandmother's house Tuesday.

Fordham & Tremont »

January 1, 2015

NYPD Officer in Custody For Bear-Hugging and Choking MTA Worker, Police Say

Internal Affairs is investigating the officer for the attack, but he has not been charged.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

January 1, 2015

Three Dead in LeFrak City Fire Sparked by Unattended Stove

Louise Jean-Charles, 59, Nadia Donnay, 39, Napoleon Michel, 69 were killed.

Downtown »

December 29, 2014

MAP: Check Out the Most Popular Baby Names in Your Borough

Alexander and Emma were most popular in Manhattan, while David and Esther topped the list in Brooklyn.

East Village & Lower East Side »

December 23, 2014

INTERACTIVE GIFT GUIDE: Here's What To Get For Everyone On Your List

Take our quiz to find out what to get for every person in your life.