"Your Queens News Now" provides Time Warner Cable subscribers in Queens with local news and information specific to their communities. Each hour, NY1's Queens viewers get specialized coverage ranging from politics to the arts.
Arlene Borenstein joined NY1 as an anchor/reporter for the Local Edition's "Your Queens News Now" in January 2013, after working since the summer of 2012 as a NY1 freelance reporter. Among the stories she's covered is the arraignment of the Central Park rapist, the case of a knife-wielding man shot by police in Times Square, and the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Borenstein has also appeared on Inside City Hall, where she contributed to coverage of the 2012 presidential race.
Borenstein started her career in 2005 as a writer at CBS in Miami where she helped cover Hurricanes Wilma, Rita, and Katrina all in the same year. From there she went to NBC/Telemundo's affiliate in South Florida where she worked her way up from assignment editor to general assignment reporter. In 2009, she moved up the East Coast and helped launch NBC Washington Nonstop as their first multimedia journalist covering a variety of news in and around D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
Among her awards, Borenstein has received NBC Ovation awards for excellence in breaking news and coverage of Hurricane Irene. She served on the board of the D.C. chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Board of Governors, D.C. chapter.
Borenstein is a graduate of Florida State University.
As a reporter for NY1's Your Queens News Now, Agnes Chung was on scene with coverage of Hurricane Sandy and coverage of the storm's aftermath. She has also covered the Transit Union Local 1181 school bus strike of 2013, the arrest of 18 JFK Airport employees for allegedly stealing more than $750,000 in merchandise, and the appearance of two-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas at Citi Field.
Previously she worked as the producer of NY1 For You, NY1's consumer investigative unit that seeks solutions for people who contact to NY1 for assistance. The New York Press Club honored her work with a Consumer Reporting Award.
She began her career with NY1 covering breaking news as a news assistant while still attending New York University. During college, she worked as a 'VJ for a Day' on MTV's TRL and as a production assistant on Martin Scorsese's "The Departed." She graduated with a double-major in Economics and Broadcast Journalism.
Due to her great interest in food, she hosted an online promo for "Guestaurant," a UK-based startup launching in the U.S. She was interviewed for a Korean Broadcasting System documentary about Korean food in America. She also won "Fan Favorite" at the Miss New York USA 2012 competition, and she was a two-time Miss New Jersey USA finalist, once receiving Best in Evening Wear. She is a team leader for New York Cares and a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and New York Road Runners.
Brooklyn native Rocco Vertuccio joined NY1 as an anchor for "Your Queens New Now" in February of 2009.
For eight years prior to joining NY1, Vertuccio was an anchor/reporter with NY1's sister station, R News in Rochester, where he covered breaking news, politics, and feature stories.
Earlier in his career Vertuccio worked as an anchor/reporter at ABC affiliate WUTR-TV in Utica, New York.
He earned his degree in Broadcasting at Arizona State University.
Tamani Wooley began her career at NY1 News in 2007 as a freelance news assistant before quickly getting promoted to reporter. In 2009 she helped launch a brand-new news channel but she was honored to return to NY1 in February of 2013 as an Anchor/Reporter for the Queens unit. She loves getting to meet so many incredible people in the borough and getting to tell their stories.
An Emmy nominated reporter and producer, Wooley has worked on numerous stories from people rebuilding their lives after Hurricane Sandy to the Queens People of the Week who are making a difference in the borough.
The Delaware native moved to the Big Apple to pursue a career as an actress, training at the famed Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. After performing in several Off-Broadway shows, Wooley was invited to join Yo New York, a start-up Internet video streaming company, as an entertainment and lifestyle reporter. While at Yo, she covered red carpet movie premiers interviewing such A-list stars as Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman and John Travolta. Wooley also produced and hosted two of the site's most popular segments, "Steals and Deals," helping consumers find the best bargains in the city, and "Ask Tamani," where she answered questions submitted by viewers.
In her spare time Wooley enjoys volunteering and working with children. She is also an adjunct professor at Hofstra University, teaching journalism to the next generation of newsmakers. A proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, she earned a Master’s Degree in Media Arts from Long Island University.