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
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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

Savannah Bananas

Baseball team's wacky traditions bringing in the fans

Protesters march past U.S. Capitol following a Planned Parenthood rally in support of abortion access outside Supreme Court.

Protesters rally outside Supreme Court amid mifepristone legal limbo

Prehistoric Nation dinosaur playing with kids.

Former insurance adjusters launch 'Dino-Mite' experience to spread joy

Teacher with students at the The Life School in Atlanta.

Alternative schools: Growing in popularity, increased student success

Backpacks at  Morgan Oliver Community School.

School offers 'pay what you can' tuition for specialized education

Family members of Manuel Esteban Paez Terán are pictured.

Independent autopsy for activist killed in Cop City shows 14 gunshots

Saadiyah Alani and her students.

Nonprofit helps refugees, immigrant women become teachers in US

An Alabama state trooper swings a club at John Lewis.

Reflecting on Selma’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ 58 years later

Atlanta Thrive.

Parents train education advocates to help children succeed in school

Kindergarten students at Crestmoor Elementary School, get ready for a recess break

An African American studies course is now banned in Florida schools

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Why Gifting Unique Experiences Can Bring Everyone More Joy

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Knowing What's Real When It Comes To Medical Misinformation

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Carbon Farming Is A New Way For Farmers To Make Extra Money

Health officials preparing a COVID test

KMGH: Why Some People Still Haven't Had COVID

A homeless woman pushes a cart full of items.

Compassion Making A Difference For Denver Homeless