THIS OR THAT
|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. You can also join her for lunch as she anchors WCCO at Noon Monday through Friday. Her return to WCCO comes after she got her first taste of television working as an intern in the sports department under WCCO legend Mark Rosen.
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. She currently serves on the ACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students) Executive Board.
Ali and her husband, Drew, live in Minneapolis.