BarnesAlicia Barnes Biography
Alicia Barnes is an American journalist who serves WJZY FOX 46 Charlotte as a main evening news anchor at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. on weekdays. She joined the station in August 2021. Previously, she served the NBC affiliate in Columbia, WIS NEWS 10 as a primary evening anchor for 2 years.
Alicia Barnes Age
Barnes is 44 years old as of 2021. She was born on December 18, 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on 18th December every year.
Alicia Barnes Height
Barnes stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Alicia Barnes Family
Barnes has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Alicia has any siblings.
Alicia Barnes Husband
Barnes is happily married to the love of her life Jacob John, Jr. since 2014. Alicia has two kids with her husband, They love the water and you can usually catch them on Lake Murray enjoying the beautiful weather in the Midlands.
Alicia Barnes Net Worth
Barnes has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.
Alicia Barnes Salary
Barnes earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Alicia is an alum of Clemson University where she promised Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. During her senior year at Clemson, Alicia made Homecoming Court addressing her sorority in Death Valley.
Alicia Barnes Career
Barnes serves WJZY FOX 46 Charlotte as a main evening news anchor at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. on weekdays. She joined the station in August 2021. Previously, she served the NBC affiliate in Columbia, WIS NEWS 10 as a primary evening anchor for 2 years.
She joined the WIS News 10 team in May 2019. While at WIS, she earned 2 Regional Emmys nominations. In 2020, she attained an honorable mention from the Free Times, Best of Columbia, for Best Anchorperson. In 2021 and 2020, she appeared on the cover of Lake Murray Lifestyle Magazine. She hosted WIS’s Community Builder, which aired on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Alicia began her journalism career as an intern at Lansing, Michigan’s WLNS-TV. While juggling a full-time pharmaceutical sales profession and getting her MBA from Wayne State University, she also worked as a freelance reporter for WKBD-TV in Detroit. Later, she returned to her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, after living in Michigan.
Barnes worked as a general assignment reporter for WXIA-TV, an NBC affiliate in Atlanta, and as a freelance reporter for FOX 5. Further, she has covered some of the worst natural disasters in Georgia. While at 11 Alive News, she reported “live” for CNN, MSNBC, and The Weather Channel.
After her time in Atlanta, Alicia joined NBC 7 – KNSD and the CW subsidiary KSWB-TV in San Diego, California as the Weekend Anchor. In the January 2007 Platinum Awards Issue of 944 Magazine, Alicia cast a ballot for San Diego’s Favorite Female Newscaster. Preceding joining the WIS News Team, Alicia filled in as the essential Anchor from 2008-2018 at ABC Columbia.
Moreover, she has canvassed tremendous stories in the Midlands that made public news. For instance, the 2015 floods, the Confederate banner descending at the State House, and the Charleston church shootings. Alicia was regarded in 2016 to win an EMMA for Excellence in My Market in the class “Anchor-News” from the Southeastern National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Barnes moreover got a fair notice for securing climate SC flood inclusion in 2016. Alicia has become a functioning individual from the local area and filled in as one of five adjudicators for the 2012 Miss South Carolina Pageant. In addition, she stood firm on various board footings for a few associations.
In 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2019, she made an appearance on the cover of Columbia Living Magazine. Additionally, she appeared in the June 2012 issue of Columbia Metropolitan Magazine. Atlanta’s Jezebel Magazine named her one of the “50 Most Beautiful People” in 2003.
Alicia held the 2004 crown as “Atlanta’s Best Diva” subsequent to taking an interest in a Macy’s foundation design show which raised a huge number of dollars for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Prior to leaving Atlanta in 2005, Alicia was introduced to an Outstanding Georgia Citizen’s Award by the Secretary of State for being a Goodwill Ambassador.
She says her proudest second was filling in as a Torchbearer, helping the Olympic fire through her old neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. That year, Alicia was likewise respected by her secondary school Alma Mater, and given the St. Pius X Catholic High School Distinguished Alumni Award. Additionally, she filled in as the beginning speaker for the 2004 graduating class.
Alicia required a year off to be a homemaker. The day Alicia resigned from TV, the Columbia City Council cast a ballot on March 8, 2018 “Alicia Barnes Day” in the city of Columbia, South Carolina. City hall leader Steve Benjamin amazed Alicia LIVE on TV to introduce the decree.
Alicia Barnes WIS-TV
Barnes worked at WIS alongside other famous WIS-TV anchors and reporters including;
- Adam Clark
- Von Gaskin
- Kevin Armone
- Dominic Brown
- Joe Gorchow
- Rick Henry
- Chris Joseph
- Adam Mintzer
- Drew Aunkst
- Madeline Cuddihy
- Hannah Cumler
- Leland Pinder
- Dawndy Mercer Plank
- Judi Gatson
- Sam Bleiweis
- Greg Adeline
Alicia Barnes Social Media Platforms
Barnes is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has over 9k followers on Twitter, over 4k followers on Instagram, and over 15k followers on Facebook.