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Alisha Laventure ’09 Joins Channel 8 in Dallas

— by on April 1st, 2016

Alisha Laventure, a 2009 graduate of Washington and Lee University, will join Dallas’s WFAA/Channel 8 in July as a weekend anchor for the “News 8 Daybreak” morning newscast. Currently, she works at the News 12 Long Island cable news network, where she is the weekend morning anchor of “Diverse Long Island” and a general assignment reporter. 

Before joining News 12 Long Island, Alisha was a member of News 12’sBronx/Brooklyn operation, serving as an anchor, reporter and call-in-show host. In addition, she has worked at Myrtle Beach’s WMBF, as a production assistant and editor in affiliate relations at CBS in New York, and as a reporter based in Bogotá, Colombia, for Reuters in 2008. She helped produce the Emmy Award-winning documentary “The Lost Children of Haiti,” which examined the devastation of the 2010 Haitian earthquake.

At W&L, Alisha received degrees in journalism and mass communications and in Romance languages. She has traveled extensively, including to Senegal, China, Peru and Ghana, and is fluent in French, Spanish and Haitian-Creole.

—Wesley Sigmon ’16