Who is Ali Lucia?
Born Allison Lucia under the sign of Libra on the 19th of October 1983, in Fairbanks, Alaska USA, Ali ‘Als’ Lucia is a 35-year-old Caucasian reporter and program anchor. She is perhaps best known to the world for her significant presence on the TV screen as part of various news companies, most prominently as the anchor of WCCO CBS’s weekly program entitled “This Morning”. She has also had a number of other successes over the course of her sometimes lucrative reporting career since 2006.
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Early Life and Education: Growing up in Minnesota
Ali was raised in her birthplace by her father Don Lucia, the former head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers men’s hockey team, and her mother Joyce Lucia of an unknown profession. She has a sister of an unknown age named Jessie, and two younger brothers, named Tony, born in 1987, and Mario born in 1993, both of whom have had some experience and success as hockey players. The family resided in Fairbanks for a while, and then moved to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado for a period, then to Minnesota due to her father’s work. As for her education, Ali attended a local high school in Minnesota, from where she matriculated in 2001, then furthered her studies by attending the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism and communications in 2005.
Career: From Sports to Traffic
Ali found her first gig in Rochester, New York Stateone year after finishing college, specifically as a production assistant and feature reporter for FOX Sports, where she remained from May 2006 to December 2007. She then took the position of anchor and producer for Quincy Media’s KXLT-DT, at which point she was the main anchor of Fox 47, and the producer, anchor, writer and photographer for Fox 47 news, and remained for four years. While in this position, in 2010 she also became a sideline reporter for hockey matches for the Big Ten Network for three months, and in the same year she reported on St. Paul Saints for four months. In 2011, after her Fox 47 job, she started as a weekend sports anchor, producer, video editor and photographer for LIN Media’s WAVY-TV, where she remained until March 2013., and then obtained another double role – a baseball sideline reporter for the Texas Rangers for Fox Sports Southwest for eight months, and a broadcaster for the Dallas Stars, where she hosted, produced and wrote the weekly magazine show entitled “Stars Insider”, until October in 2014.
Arrival at WCCO
From her last mentioned job until August 2015, she worked as WCCO-TV’s feature reporter, and then became the celebrity that most know today – the contributor, anchor, reporter, production assistant, guest booker and feature segment reporter of WCCO-TV, primarily as the “This Morning” traffic anchor, and the “At Noon” anchor. From October 2015, Ali’s been reporting on college football for the Big Ten Network, which is the second of two job positions that she maintains today.
Love Life: Is Ali Married?
As for Ali’s romantic involvements, the authoritative sources do not offer any information regarding her relationships prior to her current one. As far as the public is aware, Ali is not married at the moment, but she is indeed engaged to a man named Drew, who comes from an Iowan farming family. After dating for some time, Drew proposed to Ali in February 2018, which she promptly revealed to the public during the broadcast of “This Morning”. The two are yet to reveal when they plan to marry, and thus far it doesn’t seem as though they are expecting a child. That said, there haven’t been any controversial rumors surrounding their union.
Who is Don Lucia?
Out of all the members of the Lucia family, Ali’s father is definitely the most famous. He was born under the sign of Leo on the 20th of August 1958, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota USA, and is a 60-year-old Caucasian former head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers men’s hockey team, managed to lead them to the NCAA National Championship title two times. He first headed the Alaska Nanooks men’s ice hockey team from 1987 to 1993, and then the Colorado College Tigers team from 1993 to 1999. He spent the last 19 years of his career coaching the Minnesota Golden Gophers, from 1999 to 2018. Tony’s only season with a losing record was in 2008-2009, during which time he was battling sarcoidosis, an auto-immune inflammatory disease. Finally, he also made sure to include his two sons in the sport, as Tony Lucia was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the 6th round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, while Mario Lucia was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the 2nd round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. At the moment, Tony plays for the Worcester Sharks, while Mario is with the Binghamton Devils.
What is Ali Lucia’s Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how rich Ali Lucia is, as of early 2019? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total of Ali’s accumulated wealth is close to $100,000, made by lending her expertise to various TV news outlets, specifically as an anchor and reporter, most prominently to WCCO-TV as the traffic anchor of “This Morning”. As her career continues to develop, the said amount is bound to increase.
— Ali Lucia (@Ali_Lucia) April 4, 2019
Social Media Presence
Thanks to the ever expanding grasp that social media has on worldwide audiences, it is in the best interests of most celebrities to keep their fans informed about their activities and thus sustain and potentially increase their rating and profit. Ali herself is no stranger to this popular trend, as her dedication to posting updates on her public profiles and engaging with her fans is at an all-time high. Her Facebook page has over 1,000 followers, her Twitter account over 10,000, and her Instagram account over 5,000 fans.