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
Famous Hollywood stuntman documents final feat in new Disney+ documentary
Stuntman Eddie Braun has the most dangerous job in Hollywood, but now he is attempting the most dangerous stunt of all.
Dozens of bronze markers stolen from veterans' graves in Lansdale, Pa.
A Montgomery County community is stepping up the support of its fallen heroes after someone stole bronze markers from the graves of dozens of military veterans.
Idol alum Catie Turner releases first EP, has advice for new hopefuls ahead of auditions
We've got some words of encouragement for anyone thinking of auditioning for American Idol from former contestant and Bucks County native Catie Turner, who just released her first EP on a major record label.
Local nonprofit empowers 24 breast cancer survivors with photo shoot in Philadelphia
An emotional, empowering photoshoot in Wilmington, Delaware, showed off the absolute beauty of survival.
Chester County's M. Night Shyamalan talks about his new supernatural thriller 'Old'
M. Night Shyamalan's newest supernatural thriller "Old" tests the idea of time and aging and he says: "No one has ever seen anything like it."
'Turner & Hooch' now streaming on Disney+
"Turner & Hooch," the beloved 1980s comedy starring Tom Hanks and a French Mastiff as a droolsome duo, now has a sequel of sorts in a brand new Disney+ series.
Jersey Shore brothers, bartenders walking across country for restaurant industry
Right now, two brothers and bartenders from the Jersey shore are walking across America on a journey to help the restaurant industry.
New cider at Wilmington brewery uses cherries steeped in history
Breweries are typically looking to make waves with the next big thing, but at one brewery in Wilmington, they're looking to the past with an exciting new cider collaboration.
'Behind the Attraction' offers sneak peek inside the Disney magic on new Disney+ series
From the Haunted Mansion to It's a Small World to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, we get a sneak peek behind the real magic of Disney Parks in the new Disney+ series, "Behind the Attraction."
Construction camp teaches young girls the tools of the trade
From carpentry to electrical work, painting and today, working with sheet metal, 7th through 12th grade girls are learning it all hands-on at a unique summer camp in Philadelphia called "Mentoring young Women In Construction."