Alicia Vitarelli
Alicia Vitarelli joined the Action News team in October 2010. She is the co-anchor of Action News at 5 and 5:30 P.M. and Action News at 10 A.M. 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 segments on Action News. 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
World Premiere of Last of the Red Hot Mamas at Bucks County Playhouse
Right now at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, it's the world premiere of the musical "Last of the Red Hot Mamas."
The Dish: Avocado smash caprese sandwich from Dear Lunchbox Cafe in South Philly
We are making a gorgeous, colorful summer sandwich that combines everything that's good right now.
'Abbott Elementary' star Lisa Ann Walter goes on Philly food tour with Alicia Vitarelli
'Abbott Elementary' star Lisa Ann Walter and Action News anchor Alicia Vitarelli taste the iconic flavors of Philadelphia with a delicious food tour that takes them across the city.
Season 2 of true crime docuseries 'How I Caught My Killer' now streaming on Hulu
In each of these cases, justice is served because of clues the victims left behind.
The Dish: Fresh pasta and cacio e pepe from Homemade by Bruno in South Philadelphia
We're bringing Rome right to your home and making one of the Italian city's most classic pasta dishes: cacio e pepe with fresh, homemade pasta.
Michael Solomonov opening new 2-story restaurant inside 19th century firehouse in Kensington
Jaffa Bar will be an oyster bar showcasing the coastal seafood flavors of Israel with the spirit of Philadelphia.
'Les Miserables' star to sing national anthem at Phillies game ahead of show's anticipated return
Ahead of the tour's anticipated return, Nick Cartell will sing the National Anthem for the Phillies.
'Abbott Elementary' star Lisa Ann Walter bringing standup show back to Helium Comedy Club
This time, Lisa Ann Walter's tour stop here is even more special because her friend and co-star Sheryl Lee Ralph convinced her to turn it into a documentary.
Grammy Winner Melissa Manchester on Tour with 'Funny Girl' as it comes to Philadelphia
The Philadelphia premiere of the Broadway revival "Funny Girl" is coming to the Academy of Music this month.
Action News producer and fiancé among tourists stranded in Jamaica as Hurricane Beryl approaches
Tourists in Jamaica are suddenly finding themselves with no choice to ride out the storm, including a member of the Action News team.