Alia Blackburn anchors FOX59 First at Four, FOX59 News at Seven and FOX59 NewsPoint at Eleven with Co-Anchor Nick McGill. She joined the team in April 2021 as a reporter/multimedia journalist.
Alia came to FOX59 from WTHI-TV, the CBS and FOX affiliate in Terre Haute, Indiana. For seven years, she worked a variety of roles including producer, reporter, weekend anchor and, most recently, weekday morning co-anchor.
During her time in Terre Haute, Alia worked on stories that gained local and national interest. She also served as a media witness to two federal executions at the prison complex housed in Terre Haute.
Also recognized for her work as a reporter, Alia was named a finalist for a Spectrum Award from the Indiana Broadcasters Association for “Best News Feature” in 2017. She was also part of the station’s Emmy-nominated memorial coverage for fallen Terre Haute Police Officer Rob Pitts.
While Alia’s work experience comes from the Wabash Valley, she’s a native of Indianapolis. She graduated from Ben Davis High School in 2009, where she found her true passion for television in the school’s BDTV program.
Alia graduated from Ball State University in 2013 with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Telecommunications and Journalism. She’s thrilled to be back home in Indianapolis with her husband, Aaron, and their dog, Melo. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, A LOT of coffee and watching her Baltimore Ravens!