CBS3 has added reporter Alicia Nieves to its roster. Nieves will be a general assignment reporter for the station. She starts today.

Nieves comes to CBS3 from Scranton's ABC affiliate WNEP-TV, where she has been a reporter and backup anchor since 2015. Previous to that, Nieves was a Washington, D.C., correspondent for ABC's Salt Lake City affiliate.

Growing up, Nieves spent time in the Bronx where she grew up with six brothers, leading her to play both basketball and football with her siblings. She became interested in news reporting while in high school. Her school was only a block away from the World Trade Center when the Twin Towers fell. "I realized that day how people rely on the media to get accurate information in a crisis," Nieves said. "I think about that every time I report on a story."

She attended the University of Central Florida before receiving her master's degree in journalism from Syracuse University.