Alycia Lane’s current assignment includes co-anchoring the weekday editions of NBC4 LA’s popular morning newscast “Today in LA,” airing from 4:30AM to 7:00AM. Lane joined the station in August 2009.
In 2011, Lane received a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for Writing on “the Angel,” which she reported and wrote. “The Angel” examines a rare genetic disorder known as Angelman Syndrome, a condition that affects one in 20,000 children. Lane’s report focused on the lives of Jamie and Stephanie Katzman as they discover their young son’s life-changing affliction.
Prior to joining NBC4 LA, Lane spent five years as the principal weeknight anchor for the 4, 6 and 11 pm newscasts at KYW, CBS’s owned-and-operated station in Philadelphia. Within her first two years at KYW, ratings for the station’s 11pm newscast grew 32% and jumped to second place for the first time in a decade*. In addition to anchoring, Lane hosted the weekly series “A Woman’s View,” exploring issues unique to women, and also obtained several high profile exclusive interviews, including First Lady Laura Bush and Lynne Cheney during the 2004 Presidential Election. Lane received two local Emmy Awards for her reporting and a 2007 Edward R Murrow award for Overall Excellence in Large Market News.
Lane worked as a weekend anchor and reporter for WTVJ, NBC’s owned-and-operated station in Miami, FL, from 2001 to 2003. There, she quickly distinguished herself with coverage of the impact of September 11th on the region, from the hunt for suspected terrorists, to in-depth reports on the backlash felt by Florida’s Muslim community. Other major assignments included coverage of Hurricanes Michelle and Isadore and the investigation into the anthrax attack on the National Enquirer tabloid publisher American Media. Previously, Lane was a reporter and fill-in anchor for WSVN, the FOX affiliate in Miami, where she covered the Elian Gonzalez story.
Lane also served as an anchor and reporter for cable news station News 12 in New York, where she shot, wrote, produced and edited her own stories. Lane began her career as a Washington-based reporter for KSNT-TV in Topeka, Kansas.
Lane, who is fluent in Spanish and of Puerto Rican heritage, holds a Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany in Spanish Language and Literature, graduating with honors. She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
A native of Long Island, New York, Lane currently resides in Los Angeles.
*Source: Nielsen Philadelphia Nov ‘02 and Nov ‘04 rating books and sweep books, May 95-Nov 04, program average, M-F 11p-11:30p, household ratings.