Pei-Sze Cheng Bio, Age, Family, Husband, NBC 4 News, Salary, Net Worth

Pei-Sze Cheng

Pei-Sze Cheng Biography-Wiki

A native of Suffolk County, Pei-Sze Cheng is an American award-winning investigative journalist. She is known as a news anchor for the NBC 4 news channel.

Cheng began her reporting career at News 12 Connecticut. She reported for the 5 pm and 10 pm newscasts. She later moved to WFSB-TV in Hartford where she served as the New Haven bureau reporter and fill-in anchor.


Cheng’s date and year of birth are not publicly known. As such, her age remains unknown to the public.

Height and Weight

Cheng stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches. Her weight measurements are not publicly known.


Cheng was born into a family of four. She occasionally posts pictures of her family on Instagram celebrating them. However, there is no more information regarding them.


Cheng’s name is pronounced as “pay-say Chung”. Pei-Sze is her first name and Cheng is her surname. She is of Chinese descent and was born and raised in Suffolk County, New York.


Cheng is married to Phillip Basner. Her husband works as a Timepiece Director at London Jewelers, according to his LinkedIn. The couple got married in September 2005. Cheng celebrated their 15th anniversary on Instagram writing; “Happy anniversary my love! This photo was taken 15 years ago but it seems like yesterday. You’re my best friend and the best dad to our beautiful kids. Love you forever.”


Cheng and her husband, Basner, have two children together, Their names are Jack and Ben. Their youngest son, Ben was born in April 2014, while their eldest son, Jack, was born in September 2010.

Cheng, her husband, and their children
Cheng, her husband, and their children


Cheng graduated from Columbia University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She is also a member of the Asian American Journalists Association. Furthermore, she resides with her family in Nassau County.

NBC 4 News

Cheng is a member of NBC 4 New York’s investigative unit, the I-Team. Her investigations have generated results for viewers throughout the Tri-State region. In one case, her reporting on a teenager’s overdose, which included shocking social media footage, led local police to make an arrest in the case.

Prior to joining the I-Team in 2013, she worked as a general assignment reporter for more than 8 years covering powerful stories such as the Sandy Hook shootings, Superstorm Sandy, the midtown steam explosion, the Sean Bell shooting, and the 2005 transit strike.

Her reporting was a key component of NBC 4 New York’s award-winning COVID-19 coverage, honored in January 2021 with the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for; “creat(ing) a 360 view in real time of the coronavirus pandemic, with courageous and thorough reporting on the virus’s explosion in New York City.”

Cheng has covered news in Brussels, Belgium, and Nice, France following major terrorist attacks in both European cities. She was also part of NBC 4 New York’s live coverage following the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

Salary and Net Worth

Cheng’s salary is not publicly disclosed, but according to some sources, the average salary of an investigative reporter at NBC 4 New York is around **$80,000** per year. This may vary depending on experience, skills, and performance.

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