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Born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx, NY1 Criminal Justice reporter Dean Meminger is as New York as they come. A NY1 staff member since 1997, Dean covers the police and all things criminal justice for NY1. He considers it an honor to deliver the news to his friends, family, and neighbors.

While Dean is indeed serious on camera, he's the life of the party off of it. Dean can always be caught telling jokes with fellow employees and friends. On top of that, he's known to be quite fashionably inclined as well, making a name for himself with his New Year's Eve fashion choices. Loyal viewers tune in to the NY1 New Year's Eve coverage just as much to see Dean's outfits as they do to see the ball drop. Safe to say, he's our resident fashion expert.