Alicia Vitarelli
Alicia Vitarelli is the co-anchor of Action News at 4pm. Alicia joined the Action News team in October 2010. Just a few of the highlights of her vast and varied work here include traveling to cover the Royal Wedding, the beatification of Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, the Oscars, the CMA Awards and Dancing with the Stars. She has also interviewed many Hollywood A-listers for her daily segment on Action News at 4 called "The Buzz." She admits to being a little star struck while interviewing Tom Hanks. Alicia is also the co-host of 6abc's weekly entertainment program, FYI Philly.

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.

Alicia's Stories
Mummers Museum showcases history of a uniquely Philly celebration
The 123rd Philadelphia Mummers Parade will strut down Broad Street on New Year's Day 2023.
First lady Jill Biden shows off Christmas decorations at The White House
First lady Jill Biden picked the holiday décor theme, "We The People."
'Retrograde' gives human face to America's longest war
"There's obviously lots of very close calls in the film, and lots of life-or-death moments," said director Matthew Heineman.
'A Philly Special Christmas' released in full this Friday
Alicia Vitarelli spoke with the vocal coach who helped the Eagles players record their first Christmas album.
Donor match party set for Philly drag queen Martha Graham Cracker
"Our dear friend Dito is battling leukemia diagnosis and is in need of a donor match for a bone marrow transplant," says Stephanie Haynes, who is coordinating volunteers for an event this Wednesday.
'Jagged Little Pill' coming to Kimmel Cultural Campus this January
The 15-time Tony Award-nominated Jagged Little Pill is coming to the Kimmel Cultural Campus this January.
'The War on Drugs' hosts 3-night concert series for Philadelphia schools
The band says the show is going to feel like both an arena concert and an intimate jam session.
Young stars of 'Avatar: The Way of Water' grew up on screen
"Avatar: The Way of Water" is now in theaters and it features a fresh batch of young stars who began filming five years ago.
Santa Claus is now verified on TikTok
Santa Claus has been around for centuries, and while he relies on old-fashioned magic, he's also proving to be a pretty modern guy.
Following death of Stephen 'tWitch' Boss, local group reminds men that help is available
Reaction continues to pour in following the death of beloved hip-hop dancer Stephen "tWitch" Boss. The Los Angeles County coroner determined the cause of death to be suicide.