Allison Walker, Entertainment reporter
Allison is an Emmy-award winning entertainment reporter/anchor. With the partnership of editor and photographer Chris de Leon, the duo received two back-to-back nominations, winning the Emmy in 2013 for their "On the Town" franchise.
Allison came to Bay News 9’s partner station News 13 in Orlando in 2007. After sitting behind the weekend anchor desk at News 13, Allison is now taking on high-profile assignments as a full-time reporter/field anchor for News 13, and often Bay News 9, while many of her stories premiere on Bright House Local on Demand Channel 999.
As the entertainment specialist, Allison has interviewed some of the biggest celebrities in music, TV and movies. Some of her most notable interviewees were John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Jennifer Aniston, John Stamos, the cast of the "Harry Potter" films, Goldie Hawn, George Hamilton, Bret Michaels, and Pitbull among countless others.
She covers everything from the business of entertainment to the entertainers themselves and reports on news and events connected to the entertainment industry. She produces and reports “Theme Park Wars” segments, making sure viewers are the first to know about breaking events out at Disney, Universal, and SeaWorld. If it's happening around Central Florida, count on Allison to cover the latest in entertainment and celebrity news, with special coverage only for Bright House Networks customers on Local on Demand, Channel 999.
Allison's broadcasting career gave her the opportunity to "connect the dots" across America. Allison graduated from Georgia Tech, in Atlanta, with a B.S. in Science, Technology and Culture. Her professional career began in the Southeast at CNN in Atlanta, first as a reporter for CNN Student News, and then as an associate producer at the Military Desk when the war in Iraq broke out.
She then moved West to KLBC in Laughlin, Nevada, where she not only co-anchored the 5 p.m. news, but was also the leading political reporter, drilling both the Nevada and Arizona legislators. Allison then moved to Elmira, N.Y., to anchor and produce the weekend 6 and 11 p.m. broadcasts at WETM 18 News. Soon, she was promoted to anchor and producer of WETM 18 News at Noon. Allison also embraced her position as the station's only health reporter and contributed general assignment reports daily.
Allison grew up on New Hampshire's seacoast with her parents and big brother (and "lobsta" to die for!). When she can force herself to turn off E! News (or “Bar Rescue,” “Nashvillle,” “Restaurant Impossible”), Allison is either soaking in family-time, on a long run, listening to Elvis, exploring local restaurants and hangouts, or taking a “staycation” to discover the next hot segment.
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