Joined WCCO: 2014
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
Alma Mater: University of Minnesota

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

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 on WCCO This Morning. Ali is the go-to sports reporter for the morning show. She has anchored live coverage of the 2016 Ryder Cup, as well as the Super Bowl and Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium. You can also join her for lunch every weekday as she anchors WCCO at Noon.

Lucia joined WCCO in 2014 as a feature reporter.

Ali is a graduate of Wayzata High School. She started her career as a news anchor in Rochester, Minnesota. 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 the NHL as the Stars pre/post game show host on Fox Sports Southwest. She has also covered hockey for NHL Network and college football on Big Ten 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 and watching local sports on the weekends.

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!

Ali enjoys volunteering in the community and regularly emcees signature events. She currently serves on the ACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students) Executive Board.

Ali and her husband, Drew, live in Minneapolis.

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