Alison Starling Biography
Alison is an American five-time Emmy Award-winning anchor/reporter working for WJLA – ABC7 in Washington D.C. She anchors the 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts. Starling joined WJLA-TV in August 2003.
Alison Starling Age
Alison was born on 28 October 1973 in Orlando, Florida. She is 48 years old in 2021. She celebrates her birthday on the 28th of October every year.
Alison Starling Height
Starling stands at an average height of 5 feet. 8 inches (1. 72 m) tall.
Alison Starling Family
Starling a native of Orlando, Florida was born in a military family and spent part of her childhood in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area while her father worked for the Office of the United States Trade Representative. She is the daughter of Bruce and Dolores Starling. It is also not known if Alison has any siblings.
Alison Starling Husband
She has been happily married to her long-time lover Peter Alexander since 2012. The couple has two children.
Alison Starling Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.
Alison Starling Salary
Starling earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Alison Starling Career
Starling serves at WJLA as a news anchor for the 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts. Alison joined ABC7/WJLA-TV News in January 2004, where she has covered major local and national news stories including Hurricane Isabel in 2003, the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, and the Papal Mass in Washington live from the Nationals Ballpark in April 2008.
Prior to joining ABC7/WJLA-TV Alison worked for KIRO-TV in Seattle, where she spent three years as a reporter and anchor. During her time in the Pacific Northwest, she covered the Seattle Earthquake and the Tacoma connection to the D.C.-area sniper case. She also covered the aftermath of the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy live from Texas.
Alison kicked off her career as a reporter and morning anchor at WDEF in Chattanooga, Tennessee, before moving to Seattle. Alison won the 2012 Emmys for Best Anchor and for Continuing Coverage for the 2011 Earthquake. For her role in the ABC7 special on Pope Francis, in 2015 for Continuing Coverage of the Baltimore Riots, and in 2018 for Continuing Coverage of the Capital Gazette Shooting.
Other than her journalism work, Alison also enjoys working with a number of charitable organizations in the metro area including events benefiting Breast Cancer research, the National Foundation for Cancer Research, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Alison took over the long-running and popular series “Working Woman,” in November 2006. A show that Kathleen Matthews started off more than a dozen years ago continues as Alison profiles accomplished, respected women in the Washington area who contribute to the community in unique ways. Alison who produces and writes these reports is always looking for exceptional women to showcase. Look for “Working Women” every other week on ABC7/WJLA-TV News at 5 p.m. To watch recent profiles of outstanding local women, find the “Working Woman” page on our website under the heading “Features.”
Alison Starling Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
In the last ten years, Alison has had three Little Sisters from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area. Alison was in 2009, named the National Capital Region’s Big Sister of the Year. In June of 2005, Washingtonian Magazine named Alison one of the D.C. area’s rising stars in local television news, and in 2013 Washingtonian readers named her one of their favorites in the Best of Local News.
Alison Starling WJLA-TVABC7
Starling is working at WJLA-TV/ABC7 where she works alongside other famous WJLA-TV/ABC7 anchors and reporters including;
- Ahtra Elnashar
- Kellye Lynn
- Kidd O’Shea
- Carl Willis
- Alex Liggit
- Stacey Rusch
- Lindsey Mastis
- Horace Holmes
- Dave Lucas
- Adrianna Hopkins
- Melanie Hastings
- Olivia Garvey
- Scott Abraham
- Steve Rudin
- Brian van de Graaff
Alison Starling Social Media Platforms
Starling is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has over 8k followers on Twitter, over 2k followers on Instagram, and over 10k followers on Facebook.