Alison Parker is WDBJ7’s Mornin' reporter. She isn't too far from home, having lived most of her life outside of Martinsville, Va. Alison is also a former WDBJ7 intern.
She formerly worked at WCTI NewsChannel 12 in the Jacksonville, N.C., bureau, which is near Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
Alison graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. in December 2012. She learned the ropes of journalism in JMU's School of Media Arts and Design. During her last semester in school, she learned how to produce newscasts at WHSV, an ABC/Fox affiliate station in Harrisonburg.
Alison was also News Editor for JMU's nationally recognized newspaper, The Breeze, which has received numerous press awards.
In her spare time, Alison likes to whitewater kayak, play with her parents' dog Jack, and attend community theater events.