Sonia Rincón
Sonia Rincón is a general assignment reporter for WABC-TV. Raised in four out of five boroughs of the city (all but Queens!), Sonia is thrilled to tell New York's day-to day stories, documenting its changes, challenges, cultural richness and resiliency.

If her name sounds familiar, you may have heard her voice on New York's all-news radio station 1010 WINS, where she spent 15 years as an anchor and reporter while freelance reporting for New York-area television stations, before joining the Eyewitness News team full-time in May 2022.

Her broadcast journalism career began at Emerson College in Boston, where she served as news director for college radio station WERS-FM. Before returning home to New York, Sonia reported and anchored news for radio stations in Connecticut, Maine, Virginia and Pennsylvania including KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia.

Sonia earned numerous awards in her 20+ year radio career, including an Edward R. Murrow award for storm coverage of Ida in 2021.

She also has served as an adjunct lecturer at CUNY's Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.

Sonia has Colombian and Scottish heritage and is fluent in Spanish. When she's not working, Sonia enjoys theater and live music, fitness classes and cooking. She lives in the Bronx, is a die-hard Yankees fan and a proud alumna of LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts.

Sonia's Stories
Pride flag torn down at Hoboken restaurant for 2nd time
A restaurant in Hoboken, New Jersey is looking for answers after the owner says its pride flag was vandalized for the second time.
Man fatally shot inside Harlem smoke shop
Detectives gathered evidence at the crime scene on 142nd Street and were looking at surveillance video.
Migrants flock to East Village re-intake center as shelter space remains scarce
As the migrant crisis continues in New York City, long lines outside shelters have become a common scene with many asylum seekers and their families looking for places to stay.
Millions heading home from Thanksgiving dealing with delays, travel stress
Millions of Americans headed home from Thanksgiving are dealing with travel stress - from bumper-to-bumper traffic to crowded airports.
New York Giants' Kayvon Thibodeaux works with group to pay off holiday layaways
Holiday gifts for the kids are among the goodies now paid in full - and some of the earliest to show up got to meet a New York football Giant, whose foundation called Jream helped out - Kayvon Thibodeaux.
NYCHA residents fed up over constant elevator issues in Bronx building
Hours went by and residents waited if they could not brave the stairwells, which they say are full of unpleasant surprises. Residents also say the elevators are constantly malfunctioning.
Migrant families turn around after arriving at Floyd Bennett Field shelter in Brooklyn
There was disappointment and frustration as migrant families turned around after arriving at the Floyd Bennett Field shelter.
Midtown business 'Epstein's Paints' looks to rebound with the end of SAG-AFTRA strike
Eyewitness News reporter Sonia Rincon spoke with the owner of the family business Epstein's Paints, which has a long history of working with New York film and TV productions.
Surveillance video reveals robbery suspect shot, killed after entering store in the Bronx
Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old in the Bronx that may have stemmed from a botched robbery.
Fans gather at iconic 'Friends' locations in NYC to remember Matthew Perry
Police found Perry in a hot tub at his home in Los Angeles Saturday afternoon. His cause of death has yet to be determined.