// Alisha Laventure
C/O: Viewpoint Photography
Alisha Laventure has leveraged a 10-year career in broadcast journalism to amass expertise as a public speaker, brand ambassador, and professional consultant.
Alisha began her career at CBS Broadcasting Inc. in Manhattan, where she worked as a junior production assistant in affiliate relations. Given her Haitian ethnicity and fluency in Haitian-Creole, she was able to help produce 60 Minutes', "The Lost Children of Haiti," following the 2010 earthquake. The piece won an Emmy for Best Report in a News Magazine.
From New York, Alisha's next stop was WMBF-TV News in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. There, she led the evening newscasts from the Florence bureau with live, late-breaking coverage and increased ratings across the five counties in the Pee Dee region she covered.
Alisha eventually returned to New York in 2011 as
a general assignment multimedia journalist at
News 12 The Bronx. Within a year, she was
promoted to anchor/reporter at the News 12 The
Bronx/News 12 Brooklyn duopoly. During that
time, she won a NY Associated Press Award for
her work on "Pieces of the Puzzle,” a special on
children with autism.
In 2014, Alisha joined the network's flagship station, News 12 Long Island. While there, she served as weekend morning anchor, host of "Diverse Long Island," and led the 5pm and 10pm newscasts as a general assignment reporter. She was recognized by the Press Club of Long Island in 2016 for breaking news coverage and an original series she created called "Exotic Eats."
From New York, Alisha moved to Dallas, Texas
in 2016 to join WFAA-TV as the weekend
morning anchor. In just four months, she was
promoted to main anchor at the ABC affiliate,
anchoring both "News 8 Midday" and "News 8 at
4pm." In 2018, Alisha gained national attention
for a commentary she gave, responding to
reports of President Trump remarks on African
nations and people from Haiti.
Alisha is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, where she double-majored in broadcast journalism and romance languages. She speaks French, Spanish and Haitian-Creole. While in college, she traveled the world, studying abroad in Senegal, China, Peru, France, Colombia and Ghana. While on campus, she reported for and anchored the journalism department's student-produced newscast, The Rockbridge Report.
In her spare time, Alisha enjoys reading New York Times bestsellers, playing marathon games of Scrabble and Monopoly. She's also a major foodie and loves sharing good eats at local restaurants/ her experiments in her own kitchen on social media. (She makes a mean tiramisu!) She also enjoys volunteering with organizations that promote college access and preparedness.