Alexa Liacko

Alexa Liacko

Alexa Liacko

Anchor and Correspondent

Alexa Liacko is an anchor and a correspondent for Scripps News, based in Atlanta. Before moving to Atlanta, she spent three years traveling the country telling stories for Scripps News’ political show, The Race. From the frozen mountains in Alaska to the beaches of Florida, Alexa focused on bringing conversations left out of the headlines into focus. She has a passion for uplifting voices struggling to be heard and digging deeper into the biggest stories of the day. She’s won Communicator Awards and Telly Awards for her work on The Race.

Alexa now anchors both the Timeline and Evening Debrief shows each weekend. She has also reported and anchored in Tucson, Arizona at Scripps News affiliate KGUN9-TV and at FOX5 News in Atlanta. When she isn’t looking for her next story, Alexa enjoys cooking, traveling and hiking.

Recent Work
Two sisters are helping others learn from home in a better way.

Pandemic hurdles inspire sisters to build online homeschool community

A U.S. military CV-22 Osprey taking off from Iwakuni base in 2018.

US military to resume V-22 Osprey operations after safety grounding

Black businessman holding smartphone and checking stock market.

First minority-owned stock exchange opening doors for Black business

Generic image of a Black single mom.

Black single mothers are struggling to find financial stability

Oneida Oliver-Sanders (left) and Laticia Gilliam (right)

Family of sergeant killed in Jordan says she was following her dreams

Kennedy Sanders

President promotes Spc. Kennedy Sanders, killed in Jordan, to sergeant

A young pregnant woman getting an exam.

Teen birth rate in Texas increases for the first time in 15 years

Income tax return forms and some cash.

Important changes you need to know about this 2024 tax season

Georgia Minor is pictured.

Living with trisomy 18: How a 6-year-old girl is beating the odds

Empty maximum-security cell for two inmates at the Topeka Correctional Facility.

Spike in female prisoners is move in the wrong direction, experts say

Palestinians crowded together as they wait for food distribution in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.

The humanitarian crisis in Gaza deepens as fighting expands

Black Friday shoppers walk through Macy's

The holiday shopping season kicks off this weekend

Nigerian girl welcomes former First Lady Rosalynn Carter with flowers February 2007.

Celebrating Rosalynn Carter's enduring legacy at The Carter Center

A grill-roasted brined turkey.

Can a decades-old turkey tip line teach us about human connection?

Ultrasound photo

Maternity leave benefits unavailable to moms who deliver stillbirths

hotline phone.

'Help is there for you': Domestic abuse lines get over 20K calls a day

Cashless payments.

How cashless payments are transforming the shopping experience

TikTok application icon on iPhone screen.

The psychology behind why kids try viral internet challenges

BLK Men Coffee

9 in 10 US shoppers prefer brands backing positive causes

Jimmy Buffett

'Margaritaville' singer Jimmy Buffett dies at 76

Authorities stand near barricades at the Fulton County courthouse in Georgia before a potential indictment of Donald Trump.

Georgia court heightens security amid potential 4th Trump indictment

Actor Jamie Foxx.

Jamie Foxx apologizes for a post that was criticized as antisemitic

Lawanna Gray

A successful Black business owner is helping others thrive

Music streaming apps.

Music streams for 2023 hit 1 trillion in record time

A crime laboratory officer removes a box of items as law enforcement searches the home of Rex Heuermann.

How pizza crust DNA led to the arrest of Gilgo Beach murders suspect

Pink, Bebe Rexha and Harry Styles.

Why do fans keep throwing things at artists during concerts?

A drone is flown in for a landing after a shark patrol flight.

Tech becoming vital in ensuring safety amidst rising shark encounters

Charis Books and More is one of the oldest queer-owned bookstores in the United States.

The impact of celebrating, supporting LGBTQ+ community all year long

Special Operations Unit

Why the 'Cop City' police training center sparked national controversy

Immanuel Stephens waves at MARTA train.

New project brings voices of people with autism into everyday lives