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 »

December 16, 2014

La Marina is One of the Parks Department's Most Smokin' Hot Concessions

Since 2012 La Marina has made $18.4 million, including tens of thousands of dollars in hookah sales.

East Village & Lower East Side »

December 2, 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.

Harlem »

October 24, 2014

TIMELINE: Follow New York Ebola Patient's Steps

Officials said Dr. Craig Spencer visited the High Line, a restaurant, and a Brooklyn bowling alley.

Midtown & Theater District »

October 21, 2014

INTERACTIVE: The Knicks Are More Popular Than The Yankees in New York City

DNAinfo New York combed Facebook to determine the most popular local sports team in each neighborhood.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

October 8, 2014

MAP: What is the MTA Planning to Fix in Your Neighborhood?

The MTA will spend more than $17 billion on repairs and upgrades over the next five years.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

September 24, 2014

Only 2 Students Found Guilty Out of 29 Sex Assault Reports at Columbia

The university released a long-awaited report on campus sex assaults in the face of growing criticism.

Midtown & Theater District »

September 8, 2014

INTERACTIVE: Where Should You Get Lunch in Midtown?

Take the guesswork out of getting grub with our interactive tool.

Downtown »

August 11, 2014

INTERACTIVE CHART: See How Your City Council Member Spent Your Tax Money

DNAinfo New York mapped how City Council members doled out their discretionary funds.