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Alexis Fernandez

By Alexis Fernandez 1:02 AM January 20, 2014

Reporter/Weekend Anchor

I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska and I am very happy to be back home!

As a teenager, I dreamed of becoming a choreographer but quickly learned that my lack of rhythm wasn’t going to get me far. After high school, I attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where I met a journalism professor who changed my life. Because of his class, I switched my major to journalism and developed a passion for storytelling.

This led to a job right out of college as a morning anchor in my hometown. After that, I worked as a reporter and eventually weekend anchor at KTVA in Anchorage. I then took a reporting job in Arizona where I was able to defrost after surviving Anchorage’s snowiest winter. While living in the Lower 48, I learned about the new transformation of KTVA-TV and knew I wanted to be involved.

I look forward to working with this talented team that understands the importance of storytelling!

When I’m not working, you can find me exploring the outdoors.

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