Alicia Acuna is a well-known Fox News reporter, who has been working there since 1997; during her career she’s built a picture of a hard-working and dedicated anchor. Let’s find out more about her personal life, children, husband, net worth and more.
Early life, family
Alicia was born on 27 May 1970, in Arizona, USA, and spent her childhood in the southern parts of California and Arizona., ultimately spending her time with both parents as they divorced when Alicia was 13 years old, and her father moved to San Diego, California, where she went to visit him regularly. She maintained warm relationships with both of her parents, and even though divorced, they both supported their daughter and tried to take care of her present and future life. Alicia mentioned in her Instagram account that she is a sister, but hasn’t expanded on whether she has sisters or brothers.
Alicia attended Tucson High Magnet School, and after matriculating in 1988, she entered Northern Arizona University located in Flagstaff, and graduated with a BA in Journalism and Broadcasting in 1992. Alicia once shared she was a very diligent student and always took her studying seriously, since she knew from her childhood that she wanted to be a TV presenter or a correspondent.
Alicia started her career in the position of an assignment editor. Then she had a job offer from KSEE-TV (NBC) in Fresno, California, and held the position of a weekday reporter and anchor, appearing on TV screens in the 5 p.m. newscast. Later she became a weekend reporter and anchor for KGET-TV (NBC) in Bakersfield, California, and appeared in the 11 p.m. newscasts. In 1997 she joined the Fox News Channel, at that time a freshly established channel from 1996. Alicia has been an essential reporter for the political coverage of the network, and from then until the present moment she works in the Denver bureau in the position of general assignment reporter. Alicia was nominated for the 1997 APTRA reporter of the year award, and was the runner-up. She also managed to conduct a fellowship with the national headquarters of the CBS News.
Alicia is famous for covering the first Presidential debate which took place in 2012, at the University of Denver in Colorado. In 2008 Alicia also covered the Denver Democratic Convention. In May 2013 Alicia covered the beginning of the devastating EF5 tornado, reporting live right from Moore, Oklahoma. Alicia recently reported live from Dallas, Texas from where she covered the disastrous Ebola outbreak.
She also regularly writes political articles for the Fox News Insider site.
Personal life, husband Brian Boyd
Alicia is a married woman, to Brian Daniel Boyd, though his age and profession are not available. They married in 2000 after being in a romantic relationship for several years, the wedding ceremony organized only for the closest friends and the family members. The couple has welcomed a daughter, Sofia, born in April 2004, and son Mario born in September 2006. It’s known that Alicia’s husband Brian fights with cancer, but has been in remission for more than nine years. Alicia always congratulates him twice a year on his birthdays – the first one is his actual birthday and the second one is the day when he underwent surgery and had his cancer tumor removed. Alicia is a step-mother for her husband’s oldest son, Aidan Boyd, who is around 17 years old and lives with them.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Alicia loves spending her spare time with her family. She often travels by car around the US in the company of her husband and kids, and since Alicia is very busy with her work, they often go to eat out in various cafes and restaurants. Alicia is a dog and cat lover – she has a cat named Walter. She also loves visiting football matches with her family, since her son is playing American football.
— Alicia Acuna (@aacuna1) February 25, 2019
Social media presence
Alicia is very active on various social media platforms – her Twitter account is read by more than 11,000 people and her Facebook page is followed by almost 1000 fans. She has an Instagram account which is closed to random readers, however, her husband’s Instagram account is open and has just 114 followers, but one can see some private family shots of the Boyds.
Alicia has middle-length light-brown hair which she likes to wear loosely curled. She has light-brown eyes. Her height, weight and vital statistics are not available for the moment. She looks very fit which may see her take time to go to the gym.
Alicia’s net worth is estimated by authoritative sources at over $1.5 million; the average income of a Fox News Channel reporter is around $80,041-$86,132 per year, but Alicia’s income is likely to be well above those figures, given her longevity with the channel.