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News 12 Westchester Reporter Attacked in Yonkers

CeFaan Kim, reporter at Cablevision's News 12 Westchester (NY), was the victim of an attempted mugging in Yonkers, NY while walking to work.

Kim was assaulted around 9 a.m. on March 21 while walking from a local train station. Four teens set upon him, hitting him 30-plus times in the head, before departing when motorists stopped to help.

"They were just going to town on my head," he told a News 12 colleague on air.

Police arrested the four, students at a nearby school for troubled youths, who are being charged with attempted robbery and assault.
Kim previously reported for NY 1. He suffered a broken nose in the assault.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.