I’m Alyssa, a passionate but washed-up athlete, now chasing around real ones! I am absorbed in sports and fascinated by every new thing I learn. There will never be a day where I feel like I know it all, but I have experiences and confidence that people can trust.
I grew up playing basketball, softball and volleyball. In college, I played basketball for the University of Idaho, where I was an all-conference player in three out of my four years, and an academic All-American twice. We went to the NCAA tournament twice, matched up against the eventual national champion UConn Huskies. The pictures are cool, the score was not. After graduating, I played professionally in Luxembourg for a season. I traveled all over Europe and learned more about basketball and about myself than ever before because of so much alone time.
Motivated by everything I learned overseas, I jumped straight into sports broadcasting when I came back to America. I worked for the University of Washington athletics department as a digital media correspondent before arriving in Spokane for three years as a weekend sports anchor and reporter for KXLY/4 News Now.
I've covered Mike Leach at Washington State, who taught me many lessons about social media. We follow the Gonzaga Bulldogs through their regular season and travel to every round of they NCAA tournament they make. This year, I covered their championship run at the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas by myself.
One thing I take with me wherever I go is a coachable attitude. I'm always willing to learn, make fun of myself(especially on TV) and be creative in the ways I report anything.