Alison Starling(reporter)(Full name: Alison Loll Starling-Alexander)is an American television news anchor and journalist. She is a co-anchor of WJLA-TV’s weekday 4 PM, 5 PM and 11 PM newscasts.
He is an Emmy Award-winning anchor as of 2019 he is anchoring the 4 p.m., 5 p.m., and 11 p.m. newscasts. In 2012, he won Emmys for Best Anchor and for Continuing Coverage for the 2011 Earthquake.
She also won an Emmy in 2013 for her role in the ABC7 special on Pope Francis, and another Emmy in 2015 for Continuing Coverage of the Baltimore Riots.
He has been with ABC7/WJLA-TV News from January 2004, covering major local and national news stories such as Hurricane Isabel in 2003, the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007 and the Papal Mass in Washington live from the Nationals Ballpark on April 2008.
He came to ABC7/WJLA-TV from KIRO-TV in Seattle, where she spent three years as a reporter and anchor. While in the Pacific Northwest, she covered the Seattle Earthquake and the Tacoma connection to the D.C.-area sniper case.
Also, he covered the aftermath of the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy live from Texas. Prior to Seattle, he began her career as a reporter and morning anchor at WDEF in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Alison Starling(reporter) Age
Alison Loll Starling-Alexander is an American television news anchor and journalist. She is a co-anchor of WJLA-TV’s weekday 4 PM, 5 PM and 11 PM newscasts. He was born on October 28.1973. Alison Loll is 45 years old as of 2018.
Alison Starling(reporter) Family
Alison Loll Starling was born to mother Dolores Starling (née Loll) and father Bruce Starling. She is from a military family and spent part of her childhood in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area while her father worked for the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
She has had three Little Sisters from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America during the last ten years. Alison is also a member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area. In 2009, Alison was named the National Capital Region’s Big Sister of the Year.
Washingtonian Magazine named Alison one of the D.C. area’s rising stars in local television news in June of 2005 and in 2013 Washingtonian readers named her one of their favorites in the Best of Local News.
She later returned to DC to be a congressional intern. She graduated from the University of Florida in 1995. After graduating from college, Starling earned a Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship from Rotary International to study in Tours, France for six months in 1995. Starling is a native Floridian.
Alison Starlin (reporter)Husband|AlisonStarling(reporter)Peter Alexander
Starling is engaged to her husband Peter Alexander. Peter is an NBC News correspondent when they worked together in Seattle in 2001, however, they started dating when Alexander was assigned to DC in 2009. In August 2011 they became engaged in France.
They married on April 21. 2012 atop the Newseum in Washington DC. In February 2013 she reported her pregnancy and shared she is having a girl.
She gave birth to an eight-pound, one-ounce girl named Ava Starling Alexander on July 23. 2013. On December 11. 2014, the Washington Post noted that Starling is expecting the couple’s second child.
On June 16. 2015, she gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Emma Pink Alexander.
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Alison Starling(reporter)Net Worth
She earns a handsome amount of salary. With a successful career of both the couples, they earn around $400,000 annually. She has an estimated Net worth of $2 Million dollars as of 2019.
Alison Starling career
Her career started at WDEF-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee as a reporter and anchor. Next, she worked for three years at KIRO-TV in Seattle, Washington where she covered the Seattle earthquake.
Starling joined WJLA-TV in August 2003. Just one year later Starling became co-anchor of Good Morning Washington(5-7AM) and ABC7 News at Noon. In 2005, Washingtonian named her one of the area’s rising stars in local television news. She was later the co-anchor of the early morning program “Good Morning Washington”.
In addition, she also anchors Politico.com’s “Playback” video segment–“where we watch so you don’t have to”—which shows excerpts of late night television shows discussing political news.
Starling is also one of the rotating anchors for the “Terrorism Alert Desk” feature that airs on Sinclair-owned stations in the United States.
The Emmy Award-winning news anchor’s love for the area and work are one and the same.
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If you need proof of Alison Starling’s resilient dedication to her job: the WJLA news anchor was in the office just one day after coming down with a sinus infection.
Armed with cough drops and plenty of water, she remains as bright and attentive as she appears onscreen. Her office overlooks the main newsroom, and she takes the time to wave at employees who hustle by.
Although she anchors the 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts, Starling’s day starts much earlier—more specifically, whenever her two young daughters” ages 3 and 5″ get her up.
After spending the morning with them, she makes it to the office by 2 p.m. From there, it’s a non-stop operation: going over news stories, taping promos, getting to the makeup chair, all to prep for those three hours thousands of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia residents see her on their televisions at home.
On a good day, Starling may get the chance to go home after the 5 p.m. broadcast; but she has to be back in the studio by 8:30 p.m. to prep for the 11 p.m. broadcast. It’s usually midnight when she gets home, and she gets to sleep by 1 a.m.—if she’s lucky.
Sound daunting? Not to Starling, for whom the routine is practically second nature. “You have these little built-in alarm clocks because we’re so deadline-driven in this business. And we’re not talking a vague deadline, we’re talking seconds,” explains Starling. “You become really accustomed to knowing exactly when you have to be somewhere, and you feel it if you’re late.”
It helps that Starling has always wanted to be a newscaster, even when she was an elementary schooler reading the morning announcements. “There was something inside me that was like, ‘I love knowing something before everybody else,’” she says.
“Which is really what it comes down to in our business: helping to gather information, and then disseminating information in the simplest way so that everybody can understand and easily figure out what in that story affects them.”
With 15 years at WJLA/ABC 7, there’s a lot she has come to love about the D.C.-Metro area. “I really believe it’s the best local news market in the country,” says Starling.
“The viewers are highly educated, they have high expectations of what they get from their news. … They want to get their news from people who know this community, who live here and make it their home too.”
If there is any challenge about covering D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, it’s found in the little things. “You have to really know the nuances of all three of those areas. Even though they’re all very close together, people in [each region] all have different issues they care about.”
When it comes to memorable stories, it’s difficult for Starling to pick just one. There’s Hurricane Isabel in 2003, her first big field report that still gets recognition from longtime viewers. There’s also, of course, the Capitals’ Stanley Cup victory, when she covered everything from the games to the parade.
“This city is full of interesting stories, history, and people,” Starling says. “(But) I think my favorite thing to do is the ‘Working Woman’ segment.” Starling took charge of the news segment in 2006, and in full capacity: she does all the researching and writing, and also sets up the shoots that make it to air.
Broadcasting every other week, it focuses on women in the area who are making a positive impact through their service, from philanthropy to business and everything in between.
As a working woman herself, she remains endlessly awed by the people she meets through these stories. “I get to interview an outstanding, accomplished, interesting person—a woman—in our community who’s making it better.
And I love that because local news has its share of negative”city”. Just knowing we have these bright windows of airtime with popular, interesting, positive people is awesome.” So far, “Working Woman” has covered more than 300 individuals, with many more still to come.
Being a part of a major news station in the area means that uniqueness is key. It’s a notion not lost on Starling, who praises the investigative reporting unit 7 On Your Side as a defining feature of WJLA. “People to this day, if you say you’re from Channel 7, the first thing they say is ‘7 On Your Side.’”
She also notes the various passion projects her fellow news anchors have as a distinguishing factor. Each one—Nancy Chen, Jonathan Elias, and Michelle Marsh—has a segment like Starling’s “Working Woman” that focuses on positivity in the community.
“Because if you just want quick headlines, most people get that on their phone. So you have to do something to give people more,” explains Starling.
“Whether it’s some company that’s been accused of fraud (that 7 On Your Side exposes) … or if it’s windows into these different people who are doing good things. Those are the kinds of things you need local news for more than ever now.”
Family comes first for Starling, who spends every possible free minute with her children and husband, a White House Correspondent for NBC News.
With two growing girls, the family loves to spend time outdoors in the area’s many parks and playgrounds or venture into the District to explore the monuments.
But nothing beats staying close to home, near their Northern Virginia neighborhood. “I love [Northern Virginia]. It’s so convenient to the city, but it still has such a family-friendly neighborhood feeling to it.”
She also values the cultural diversity present in the region. “It has a lot of different types of people, restaurants, pretty much anything you like. … That’s great for raising kids, too, because I want them to be exposed to as many different types of people and things as possible.” Still finding the nuances—Alison Starling is always on the job. Adopted from NoVA Summer Spotlight
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