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Libby Allison

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Libby Allison co-anchors the NBC29 HD News at 6 and 11. You can also catch her anchoring the 10 o'clock news on CW29.
 
Libby joined the NBC29 News Team in August 2009. She is excited to be in Virginia and moving to Charlottesville represents a big change for her. She grew up in the Midwest, and has never lived on the East Coast.

Libby came to WVIR from Davenport, Iowa. She spent two years anchoring KLJB's evening news, after two years as Sports Director at the station.
 
Libby grew up in Galesburg, Illinois, and went on to Western Illinois University. There, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcasting and communication.
 
Libby loves reading, cooking, watching movies and sports (Go Bears!), and spending time with her husband Rob and their dog Izzy. If you see them around town, stop and say hello.
 
Libby is always interested in your story ideas! You can email her at
lallison@nbc29.com.


FUN FACTS:  Libby

  • Memorable Interview: Since I have been at NBC 29, I have been able to interview David Gregory (Meet the Press), Michael Steele (RNC Chair), and Husain Haqqani (Pakistan's Ambassador to the US), among many local news makers. But, I still have to say John Grisham.
  • Dream Interview: Miley Cyrus. Kidding. I would love to pick the brains of a lot of people. Of course a candid interview with the president will always be near the top of the list.
  • Dream Job: I would love to be part of the Today Show crew! They seem to have so much fun, but still manage to keep viewers informed.
  • Most rewarding part of your job: It's my job to ask questions! I love being able to recognize those who are rising above adversity, opening their hearts, and making the world a better place. It's also gratifying to keep members of the community up to date, from road closures and a shady businesses to the area's economic health.
  • Favorite TV show: My DVR is constantly working. I'm into a lot of shows. Comedy, drama, reality, you name it. As of right now, my favorite is probably 30 Rock. My favorite of all time is Seinfeld.
  • Role Model: On a professional level, Meredith Vieira. She is an amazing journalist, and she loves her job. Her intelligence and fun personality really come across well. But when it comes to the way I live my life, I'm fortunate to have many strong women to look up to.
  • Why I'm A Journalist: I've always been curious by nature, and reporting is a perfect match for that part of my personality. It is so important for people to be well informed about the world around them. I want to do my part in making sure that happens. Not to mention, I'll also talk to anyone who will listen!
  • Alma Mater: Western Illinois University
  • Hometown: Galesburg, IL
  • Hobbies: I spend a lot of my time reading, catching up on TV, and spending time with my husband and our dog. Recently I've started running again, after a 6 month hiatus. I forgot how difficult it is to start over!
  • Favorite Food: Chinese.
  • Favorite Sports Team: My favorite sports team is a toss-up between the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs. Both can be pretty depressing to root for, but I can't change!
  • Favorite Musician: I don't think I can pick just one! I listen to a lot of everything, but if you were counting songs, Garth Brooks probably dominates my iPod
  • Favorite Authors: Yet another hard question! I love fiction, and three of my favorites are Larry McMurtry, John Grisham and Joe Lansdale. There are many others...
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Definitely Holden Beach, NC. We have gone there every year, since I was 8!
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