Storytelling is at the heart of what Alicia loves most about television news and she is thrilled to be a part of the News4Jax team.
"Channel 4 is made up of hardworking, compassionate people who are committed to the community they serve, and I'm proud to be a part of it," Alicia says.
A veteran anchor/reporter, she's told the stories of thousands of people, having worked all over the country covering a wide variety of beats.
In Monterey, Calif., where Alicia’s career began, she specialized in military reporting. In Charlotte, N.C., her focus was the police beat. In Cleveland, Ohio, she was the medical reporter.
Alicia's experience includes covering the first Gulf War, traveling to Saudi Arabia and beyond with support units from Fort Ord's 7th Infantry Division.
While anchoring her station's coverage of the Olympics in Atlanta, Alicia was just 50 yards away when the Centennial Olympic Park bomb exploded and was one of the first reporters in the country to go on the air with news of the bombing.
Alicia is perhaps most proud of her Emmy-award winning stories which sparked an outpouring good will for a Kent, Ohio family suffering from a series of medical setbacks. The reports changed their lives for the better during a difficult time.
At her various stations, Alicia has spearheaded numerous awareness campaigns about issues like breast cancer, women's heart disease and leukemia.
She spent eight years volunteering in the inner city of Charlotte and served on the board of the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club and was the spokesperson for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In her spare time, she's volunteered for United Cerebral Palsy and Meals on Wheels.
Alicia works part time at WJXT in order to spend more time with her young daughter and husband.
You can contact Alicia at firstname.lastname@example.org, "like" her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @AliciaCBooth. She is always looking for a new story to tell.
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