Follow allialexander on Twitter

 
BIO

Allison Alexander helped launch Southern New England's only hour long 4:00 pm newscast.  She also co-anchors  ABC6 News at 6, 7 and 11, in Providence, RI.

Prior to working in RI, Allison was an anchor/special correspondent in Cleveland, Ohio.  She's also worked in TV in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana & Arizona.  As a young journalist, she began her career as a "one-man-band," which truly gave her an appreciation for all the hard work that goes into putting a newscast on the air. 

While the industry has certainly changed over the years, one thing remains the same; everyone has a story and most people, given the right set of circumstances (and the right person asking the questions) - will eventually tell it.

With well over a decade of TV experience, Allison has covered the gamut. She has reported on racial tensions in the south, drug and immigration issues along the Mexico border, tornadoes, wildfires, presidential races, the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy, and Allison has even worked the red carpet at the Grammy Awards and CMAs!  Her work has earned her recognition from the Associated Press, an Emmy, and several Edward R Murrow Awards.

She is a graduate of the acclaimed Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona state University.  While there she received a Society of Professional Journalists award for her reporting and the Walter Cronkite scholarship for excellence in journalism.

Allison enjoys working with children's charities and is involved with St. Jude Children's Hospital, MDA, the March of Dimes, the MS Society, the Women's Center of Rhode Island, and the Epilepsy Foundation.

 
RESUME
Skills Summary Versatile anchor and storyteller with a track record of rapid ratings improvement, community involvement and positive newsroom leadership.
Experience  
2007-Present WLNE-TV (ABC) – Providence, RI
Primary Anchor / Host
  WOIO-TV (CBS) – Cleveland, OH
Morning & Noon Anchor / Special Correspondent
  KGUN-TV (ABC) – Tucson, AZ
Weekend Anchor / Reporter
  KSLA-TV (CBS) – Shreveport, LA
Anchor / Reporter
  KTEN-TV (NBC) – Sherman, TX
Morning Anchor / Producer / Reporter
  NewsWatch – Tempe, AZ
Reporter
  KSAZ – Phoenix, AZ
Intern
  CNN – Atlanta, GA
Intern
   
Awards EMMY (Hosting)
  3 Edward R. Murrow Awards (Newscast, Spot News, Serious Feature)
  Society of Prof. Journalists, Second Place (Serious Feature)
   
Volunteer Activities Women's Center of Rhode Island
  RI Chapter of the National MS Society
  American Cancer Society
  Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation
  The American Diabetes Association
  Epilepsy Association
  March of Dimes
  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 
© 2010 Allison Alexander - All Rights Reserved.