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 where she covered extensive breaking news stories. She got her television break at News 12 in New York City, covering epic stories such as the Miracle on the Hudson and President Barack Obama’s 2008 Inauguration from Washington D.C.
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 3-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.
Passionate about poverty, the environment, and access to clean water and sanitation (WASH), Alecia is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Global Development Practice with a certificate in Sustainable Cities and Communities at the Harvard Extension School. She is an alumna of Northeastern University and Lehman College.
Volunteering is a huge part of her makeup. Alecia is a member of Habitat for Humanity & Global Village, Big Brother Big Sister, and MIKA Girls Basketball, helping pave the way for student-athletes to become successful on and off the court. She is also a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Growing up in New York, she is excited to be back on the east coast. If you know of a great “must try” Philly restaurant, please let her know!