Originally from New York City, Oniqua Higgins is no stranger to Spectrum News. This Brooklyn, New York native began her Spectrum News career as a freelance news assistant at sister station Spectrum News NY1. Before joining the Spectrum News team, Oniqua discovered her passion for journalism as a student at Pennsylvania State University. During her time at Penn State, Oniqua studied Broadcast Journalism, anchored several newscasts and hosted a fashion talk show. While she is thrilled to be following and covering news all over the North Country, Oniqua still enjoys exploring the fashion scene – as both a reporter and shopper!

Oniqua joined the Spectrum News Central New York team in January, 2018 as a reporter in the Watertown newsroom. After spending the first few months of her career behind the camera, Oniqua joined the Spectrum News Albany team. Oniqua’s journey with Spectrum News would eventually lead her from Albany to Watertown, where she currently reports. From running out the door with her camera at 4:30 a.m. to following both Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election, Oniqua loves breaking news. However, Oniqua fondly remembers a story focused on the military families living in mold-infested apartments on Fort Drum, which received significant attention on social media, and would ultimately lead to town halls sparking change.

When Oniqua is out telling stories, she loves meeting new people and being a voice for her community. However, when she’s not reporting, you can find her spending time with family, shopping and traveling.

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