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Alicia Barnes Biography
Alicia Barnes is an American news reporter and anchor for WIS Sunrise. She joined the WIS News 10 team in May 2019 as an anchor/ reporter. She is seen at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. anchoring Weekend Newscasts. Alicia started her news career as an intern at WLNS-TV in Lansing, Michigan. She also worked as a freelance reporter for WKBD-TV in Detroit while juggling a full-time pharmaceutical sales career and earning her MBA from Wayne State University.
Alicia Barnes Age
Barnes is 46 years old. She was born on 12/18/1977 in Atlanta as Alice Barnes Ruth.
Alicia Barnes Husband
Alicia has two kids under two years old, and an amazing husband Jacob Joan. They love the water and you can usually catch them on Lake Murray enjoying the beautiful weather in the Midlands.
Alicia Barnes Education
Alicia is a graduate of Clemson University where she pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She also earned her MBA from Wayne State University.
Alicia Barnes Career
Alicia joined the WIS News 10 team in May 2019 as an anchor/ reporter. You can catch her at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. anchoring Weekend Newscasts. Alicia is excited and honored to join the #1 News Team in the Midlands. She started her news career as an intern at WLNS-TV in Lansing, Michigan. She also worked as a freelance reporter for WKBD-TV in Detroit while juggling a full-time pharmaceutical sales career and earning her MBA from Wayne State University. While in Atlanta, Alicia was a general assignment reporter for the NBC Affiliate, WXIA-TV and a freelance reporter for FOX 5.
Alicia has covered some of Georgia’s worst natural disasters. She has reported “Live” for CNN, MSNBC, and The Weather Channel while at 11 Alive News. After her time in Atlanta, Alicia joined NBC 7 – KNSD and the CW affiliate KSWB-TV in San Diego, California as the Weekend Anchor. Prior to joining the WIS News Team, Alicia served as the primary Anchor from 2008-2018 at ABC Columbia. She’s covered huge stories in the Midlands that made national news such as the 2015 floods, the Confederate flag coming down at the State House, and the Charleston church shootings. Alicia has become an active member of the community and served as one of five judges for the 2012 Miss South Carolina Pageant. She has also held numerous board positions for several organizations.
Alicia Barnes Net Worth
Barnes has an estimated net worth of $million, but the amount is yet to reveal and is still under review.Her major source of income is her journalism career where she is working for years. According to some sources, a Journalist earns an average salary of $61k. Whereas a best news reporter makes the salary that ranges from $75k to $80k.
Alicia Barnes Awards
- In the January 2007 Platinum Awards Issue of 944 Magazine, Alicia was voted San Diego’s Favorite Female Newscaster.
- Alicia was honored in 2016 to win an EMMA for Excellence in My Market in the category of “Anchor-News” from the Southeastern National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
- She received an honorable mention for anchoring weather SC flood coverage in 2016.
- Alicia was also honored by her high school Alma Mater, and given the St. Pius X Catholic High School Distinguished Alumni Award.
- Before leaving Atlanta in 2005, Alicia was presented an Outstanding Georgia Citizen’s Award by the Secretary of State for being a Goodwill Ambassador.
- Alicia held the 2004 crown as “Atlanta’s Best Diva” after participating in a Macy’s charity fashion show which raised thousands of dollars for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
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Alicia Barnes News
A familiar face is changing channels in return to Columbia’s local TV news landscape
Published: APRIL 19, 2019 12:12 AM
A longtime local news anchorwoman is returning to Columbia TV screens after a year away. On May 20, Alicia Barnes will join WIS, the Midlands NBC affiliate, according to a news release from the station. In her return, Barnes will be changing channels after spending 10 years at Columbia’s ABC affiliate, WOLO, The State reported. “We are excited to welcome a journalist of Alicia’s caliber to WIS, and look forward to bringing her award-winning storytelling to our viewers,” WIS-TV Vice President and General Manager Lyle Schulze said in the news release.
Barnes confirmed her return to the airwaves in a Facebook post. “BREAKING NEWS…… I am going back to work and joining the #1 NEWS TEAM in Columbia, South Carolina WIS TV!” Barnes said in the post. “You have no idea how excited I am to join news GREATS at WIS!” Barnes also has the details about her return in her Twitter profile.
In her new role, Barnes will serve as a “weekend evening anchor and reporter, and substitute weeknight anchor,” WIS spokesman Jim Hays said in the news release. The Clemson alum joined WOLO in 2008, The State reported. Barnes won an EMMA Award for Excellence from the Southeastern Emmy Awards in 2016, according to the newspaper.
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