Nico Pennisi

Nico Pennisi joined the FOX 55 News team in October 2020 as a Multimedia Journalist.

Title: Multimedia Journalist
NPennisi@wfft.com

Nico Pennisi joined the FOX 55 News team in October 2020 as a Multimedia Journalist.

He was born and raised in Long Island, NY.

He graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

Nico is the Salutatorian of the School of Journalism Class of 2020.

This is his first job out of college and he couldn't be more excited to begin his professional career in Fort Wayne!

When he's not on camera, he loves cooking veggies, creating art and singing with his friends.

Nico's enthusiastic about connecting with the local community and telling their stories.

Recent Posts by Nico Pennisi

Fort Wayne UNITED TenPoint Coalition looking to expand into new neighborhoods

The Fort Wayne UNITED TenPoint Coalition has been working to lower crime in our city since 2018 and is now looking to expand. Leaders say it’s all about being present, connecting with residents, and showing they care.

Here's how you can help during Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and a few state and local organizations are urging folks to keep an extra close eye on struggling families.

Fort Wayne community, Pokémon Go enthusiasts help 'feed the herd' at Purdue University Fort Wayne

Students at Purdue University Fort Wayne volunteered to fight food insecurity on campus, all while having a bit of fun playing Pokémon Go on Sunday. The Pantry at Purdue helps prevent hundreds of college students from going hungry every month.

Fort Wayne residents have mixed feelings on Biden's 'ghost guns', 'red flag' laws

President Biden targeted “ghost guns” and “red flag” laws in his gun control executive orders announced Thursday. Some Fort Wayne residents argue it’s our constitutional right to bear arms - as long as we’re registered, law-abiding citizens. Others argue any gun safety measures are a slippery slope towards too much government control.

NACS passes resolutions opposing vouchers, supporting public education funding

Northwest Allen County schools is advocating for better public school funding and requesting greater transparency of public money used to support private education. Since the beginning of the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program, $1 billion of public money has been spent on private and parochial schools. As of now, these institutions do not have to be audited by the State Board of Accounts or report how money is being spent.

Huntington lifts capacity restrictions, requires masks for eight more weeks

The City of Huntington lifted capacity restrictions within city limits on Tuesday. Mayor Richard Strick signed an amended executive order leaving in place a local face-covering requirement until May 31.

CDC federal moratorium on eviction extended for third time

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended the federal moratorium on eviction until June 30th. This is the third time the deadline has been pushed back. Fort Wayne renters and landlords alike are feeling the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Families enjoy outdoor fun at Bigger Than Us Inc.’s 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Aiden McCann woke up Sunday morning to colorful eggs hidden all around his house. He has big plans for his found treasure.

Veo E-Scooters, bikes return to downtown Fort Wayne

E-Scooters and bikes returned to Fort Wayne Thursday. The city announced they will extend an ongoing pilot program with Veo, a shared mobility company. The program will test if electric scooters are a viable mobility option in our city.

Why Trans Day of Visibility is important

Purdue University Fort Wayne celebrated Trans Day of Visibility on Wednesday. The day is dedicated to honoring the lives of transgender and gender-non-conforming people.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 707111

Reported Deaths: 13216
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion963501718
Lake51613944
Allen39106671
Hamilton34449405
St. Joseph33979539
Elkhart27255432
Vanderburgh22060394
Tippecanoe21765212
Porter17945298
Johnson17507374
Hendricks16786310
Clark12681190
Madison12338337
Vigo12204244
Monroe11443166
LaPorte11118204
Delaware10341184
Howard9652211
Kosciusko9114114
Hancock7964139
Bartholomew7880155
Warrick7681155
Floyd7555176
Wayne6895198
Grant6837171
Boone6541100
Morgan6390138
Dubois6079117
Marshall5779108
Dearborn569876
Cass5683102
Henry5572100
Noble540683
Jackson493069
Shelby478495
Lawrence4338118
Gibson427989
Harrison427670
Clinton418653
Montgomery417786
DeKalb409184
Huntington378680
Whitley377939
Miami372465
Knox365989
Steuben364457
Putnam352560
Jasper350146
Wabash347678
Adams337952
Ripley334568
Jefferson312980
White308154
Daviess289299
Wells286281
Decatur278792
Fayette277162
Greene270685
Posey268533
Scott261053
Clay253244
LaGrange252470
Randolph235280
Washington230731
Spencer227631
Jennings224747
Fountain208445
Sullivan207742
Starke203952
Owen192156
Fulton191439
Jay186029
Carroll185720
Perry180236
Orange177253
Rush170724
Vermillion166043
Franklin165635
Tipton160943
Parke144616
Blackford133831
Pike130234
Pulaski113645
Newton103534
Brown100040
Crawford97614
Benton96713
Martin82615
Warren79615
Switzerland7698
Union69910
Ohio55711
Unassigned0408

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1052099

Reported Deaths: 18991
CountyCasesDeaths
Franklin1221671356
Cuyahoga1070432069
Hamilton781801168
Montgomery50040996
Summit45383909
Lucas40122765
Butler37721570
Stark31437895
Lorain24166473
Warren23885293
Mahoning20905583
Lake20009362
Clermont19441229
Delaware18038130
Licking16124207
Fairfield15708197
Trumbull15585460
Medina14868259
Greene14668236
Clark13634293
Wood12767185
Portage12384196
Allen11328229
Richland11041198
Miami10536214
Muskingum8706127
Wayne8576209
Columbiana8546226
Pickaway8436121
Marion8377135
Tuscarawas8376240
Erie7566154
Hancock6714123
Ross6699146
Geauga6537146
Ashtabula6495165
Scioto6289101
Belmont5626158
Union557647
Lawrence5467102
Jefferson5324147
Huron5307114
Darke5273121
Sandusky5174120
Seneca5124120
Washington5076107
Athens501556
Auglaize475684
Mercer471684
Shelby456090
Knox4387108
Madison422859
Putnam421599
Ashland413188
Fulton409467
Defiance402596
Crawford3872101
Brown386455
Logan372976
Preble370398
Clinton361560
Ottawa356978
Highland347059
Williams326774
Champaign320657
Jackson308451
Guernsey306649
Perry289949
Fayette277848
Morrow275339
Hardin264264
Henry263766
Coshocton259457
Holmes253399
Van Wert239162
Gallia233346
Pike233331
Adams228552
Wyandot227253
Hocking209059
Carroll189247
Paulding168638
Meigs141538
Noble132837
Monroe128841
Morgan106623
Harrison105336
Vinton81514
Unassigned02
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Small chances for isolated drizzle Saturday night & Sunday. Sunday morning starts cold, with the potential for frost area-wide, but warms up to where we should be this time of year.
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