Alecia Reid joined the CBS3 Eyewitness News team in January 2020.
Before making her way to Philadelphia, Alecia spent six years in San Francisco as a reporter and fill-in anchor for KRON 4 News. She covered extensive breaking news stories including major events that went national such as the Camp Fire, the deadly wildfires in the North Bay, the U.C. Berkeley Riots, the deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland, the sudden passing of Mayor Ed Lee and the contentious election for his replacement and the brutal rape and murder of 8-year-old Maddy Middleton. She also solo anchored the Asiana Flight 214 plane crash at San Francisco International Airport for two straight hours on KRON 4. She got her television break at News 12 in New York City, covering epic stories such as the Miracle on the Hudson, President Barack Obama’s 2008 Inauguration from Washington D.C., the 2010 NYC earthquake and Hurricane Irene in 2011.
One career highlight was seizing the opportunity to share her craft. Alecia proudly taught journalism during the Spring of 2019 at the Del York Creative Academy in Lagos, Nigeria. While there, the group gained national recognition as the Most Influential People of African Descent Class of 2019 in Media and Culture as they pushed to change the country’s creative landscape.
Alecia is a 2-time Emmy nominee and is passionate about giving a voice to people that may not otherwise be able to tell their stories. When not covering the news, you can find her volunteering with a number of charitable organizations, traveling and trying different types of food.
Alecia is a member of Habitat for Humanity & Global Village, Big Brother Big Sister, the National Association of Black Journalists, and MIKA Girls Basketball, helping pave the way for student-athletes to become successful on and off the court. She grew up in New York and is excited to be back on the east coast. If you know of a great “must try” Philly restaurant, please let her know!