Alessandra Pontbriand joined WJXT4 as a sports anchor and reporter in May 2023. She is excited to join the extremely talented sports team and have the opportunity to tell stories across Florida’s First Coast from local high schools, universities, and pro teams!
Alessandra exchanged windy, cold winters for the sunshine and heat! She spent the past 2.5 years as the sports anchor and reporter at WICS/WRSP TV in Springfield, Ill. While in Central Illinois, Alessandra covered sports on every level from local high schools to the Big Ten Conference and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Alessandra graduated from The University of Alabama with a master’s degree in Sports Business Management and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. While studying, she also worked at WVUA 23 TV in Tuscaloosa, Ala. As the weekend sports anchor, Alessandra covered the Southeastern Conference, The University of Alabama, and Auburn University.
Alessandra is an avid runner, she completed a half marathon once. She is born and raised in New York and excited to explore Northeast Florida!