Ali Lucia

Spend five minutes with Ali Lucia and you will soon realize she is a people person. You can now see her on traffic and much more Monday through Friday on WCCO This Morning. Her return to WCCO comes after she got her first taste of television working as an intern in the sports department under Mark Rosen.
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VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2014
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
Alma Mater: University of Minnesota

FAVORITES
Music: Country
Movie: Notting Hill (and romantic comedies in general)
TV Show: The Good Wife
Book: Autobiographies
Food: Italian
Local Restaurant: 6Smith
Hidden MN Gem: Lake Pepin
Sport/Exercise: Run, Bike, Yoga
Historical Figure: Princess Diana
Quote: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” — Yogi Berra
Word: Ubiquitous
Vacation Spot: Under the sun and near water
Holiday: Thanksgiving
Planet: Earth

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Tearjerker
Phone Call or Text Message? Phone Call
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Night owl until joining WCCO This Morning
East Coast vs. West Coast? East
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Trek
‘Grey Duck’ vs. ‘Goose’? Goose

Spend five minutes with Ali Lucia and you will soon realize she is a people person.

You can now see her on traffic and much more Monday through Friday on WCCO This Morning. Her return to WCCO comes after she got her first taste of television working as an intern in the sports department under Mark Rosen.

Ali is a graduate of Wayzata High School. She started her career as a news anchor in Rochester. From there Lucia left the north for warmer weather, working as the weekend sports anchor in Hampton Roads, Virginia. There, she didn’t just cover sports, but breaking news including Hurricanes Sandy and Irene, as well as the Navy SEAL helicopter crash.

It’s no secret that Ali is a hockey fan (Go Gophers!), which is exactly why she left the east coast for Texas to cover a team Minnesotans know well, the Dallas Stars — or should it be “North Stars”? Her time in Texas wasn’t all about two-stepping; there Lucia fulfilled her dream of working in NHL as the Stars pre/post game show host on Fox Sports Southwest. She has also covered hockey Big Ten Network and NHL Network.

Although Ali was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, she most certainly considers herself a Minnesotan. Her family has been “going to the lake” in Grand Rapids since she was a kid. Lucia is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where she double majored in communications studies and journalism. During college, Lucia worked in the gopher football and basketball offices.

Ali is a coffee lover, which is good for those early mornings. In her spare time, Ali enjoys running, biking, yoga, art, volunteering and of course watching hockey.

Ali is always up for an adventure! If you have an idea of a great story she should cover, Ali would love to hear from you!

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