Alicia has been thrilled to work so closely with the Action News Big Board, incorporating social media into the newscast in a very special and unique way. Through Twitter and Facebook, she has made viewers part of the conversation, and part of the storytelling.
Alicia came to Philadelphia from News 12 New Jersey, where she was the morning and afternoon anchor for two and a half years. She also created, hosted and produced two original franchises including a bargain-hunting series and the Emmy-nominated "Best Kept Secrets of New Jersey". Prior to that, Alicia worked for NY1 News and Time Warner Cable in New York City for six years as an anchor and reporter. Alicia received Bachelor's Degrees in Communications and Honors, with a minor in Spanish, from Villanova University. She also obtained a Master's Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Alicia has been the Grand Marshal of the Italian American Festival in North Wildwood, NJ, as well as the Italian American Woman of the Year for the Center for Italian and Italian American Culture, the Italian American Police Society of NJ and the East Hanover Italian American Club.
In her spare time, Alicia enjoys international travel, cooking, exploring new finds around town, dining outdoors, spending time with family (especially her five nieces!) and ballet barre classes. Alicia is thrilled to be home in the Philadelphia area to cheer on her Wildcats!
Alicia and her husband, Matthew, are the proud parents of a little girl.
The holidays are here and if you are looking to drum up some extra cash, all you have to do is look around the house.
Check out Alicia Vitarelli's experience on her visit to the Collegeville Italian Bakery.
From New York to Japan, Iron Chef Morimoto has made quite a name for himself - and it all started right here in Philadelphia.
As we honor our service members this Veterans Day there's a brand new nonprofit providing a special service to help them heal. It's called Fatback Boxing, a local charity for military members swinging back into civilian life.
6abc has created our very own cheesesteak with the iconic creator of the famous sandwich to raise money for a very special children's charity.