Alyana Gomez
Alyana Gomez joined the Action News team in February 2022.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Collingswood, New Jersey, Alyana had a microphone in her hand from the time she was little girl. At an early age, she knew she wanted her voice to be heard and had her sights set on a career in front of the camera. Alyana was also determined to live her life helping others.

Her lofty goals as a kid became clearer and more focused in college, where she channeled her passion for writing. Alyana attended Salisbury University in Maryland, where she studied Journalism and landed her first job in local news. There, she won her first Associated Press award for enterprise reporting, spot news and in-depth coverage.

Her next stop was Jacksonville, Florida where she worked as a reporter, covering everything from natural disasters to government accountability. Alyana was honored and humbled to win her first Emmy award for coverage of a murder trial.

Alyana then moved to Hartford, Connecticut where she anchored weekend mornings and helped launch the consumer investigative unit. She also became a mother for the first time, with the birth of her son.

Then the West Coast came calling, with an opportunity to anchor and report in the Bay Area. Alyana covered the destructive Wine Country fires, California's deadliest wildfire in Paradise, homelessness and the impact of lead poisoning on children in Oakland. What she loved most about her time there was her connection to such a culturally vibrant community and the fulfilling work she did with the Golden State Warriors Community Foundation.

While in California, Alyana's family grew with the birth of her baby girl. She hopes that her life as a hard-working mom with a demanding career will one day encourage her children to make a difference in their community too.

Speaking of... out and about in the community is where you'll find her most days! Don't be afraid to say hi in the grocery store or down the shore.

Alyana's Stories
Pa. governor hopeful drops out, backs rival as primary nears
A Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor said Thursday that he was ending his campaign and endorsing rival Lou Barletta, a move that comes as GOP leaders warn that leading candidate Doug Mastriano is too far right to win in a general election.
Baby formula shortage worsens with 40% out of stock at more than 11,000 stores nationwide
As parents are scrambling to find formula to feed their babies, many are resorting to donated breast milk and social media groups.
'We're incredibly busy': Local businesses boom ahead of Mother's Day
"We're incredibly busy. We have a prom, we have Mother's Day. The last two years have been the busiest years we've had in flowers so it's been really nice for us," said one business owner.
Philadelphians gather to celebrate Mexican resilience on Cinco de Mayo
People gathered Thursday in South Philadelphia to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mexico's victory over the French Army in 1862.
Crash claims the life of South Jersey high school student
Police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a South Jersey high school student on Tuesday night.
Bucks County community rallying behind family of 2 boys allegedly shot by mother
Trinh Nguyen, 38, sits behind bars on attempted murder charges while her two young sons, ages 9 and 13, remain on life support.
Philadelphia is one step closer to relaxed outdoor dining regulations
Relaxed regulations for Philadelphia "streeteries" already has full City Council support.
Philadelphia Mexican Restaurant Week celebrates culture and authentic cuisine
Restaurants are offering a special three-course menu for about $25 all week long.
Philadelphia teen is singing her way to Harvard University and Berklee College of Music
Skyy Brooks is a rising star, not only in her vocal talent, but also in her academics. She is one of 20 students in the world to receive dual admission to Harvard University and Berklee College of Music.
Salem County Vocational Technical School to receive $200,000 for offshore wind program
New Jersey's push to become America's leader in wind energy just got another boost, and it's going to help even more people get jobs.