Alexa Liacko joined FOX 5 as a multimedia journalist in April 2018. Before joining FOX 5, Alexa worked in Tucson, Arizona, as a reporter for two years. She covered issues along the border, including several reports from Mexico, and also focused on issues facing first responders in southern Arizona. Alexa was a fill-in weather anchor and news anchor in Tucson, and she loves covering extreme weather and storm systems from the field and in the studio.
Alexa graduated from the University of Southern California with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. She majored in broadcast and digital journalism with a minor in international communications. Her master’s degree is in communication management.
In her free time, Alexa loves hiking, swimming, and trying new foods and restaurants. She’s a dog lover and eventually wants to adopt a goldendoodle. Alexa is a Southern California native, and this is her first time living in the South! She is excited to be part of the FOX 5 team and experience all that Atlanta has to offer.
Authorities are investigating a deadly shooting in Cobb County involving a police officer.
A Douglas County mother and her two children face charges after one of the teens allegedly used a taser on another student after a Lithia Springs High School basketball game.
A middle schooler in Pickens County is facing a battery charge after deputies say he choked another student on the bus.
A 20-year-old female jail officer was thrown from a second floor balcony inside the jail by an inmate.
Dozens of trees and power lines were toppled in the winter storm that ripped through Rome Saturday.
Paulding County officials are investigating two deaths from the flu within the same week.
Peachtree City Police are searching for crooks who cut their way into a bowling alley that was still under construction.
The Atlanta Police Department is cracking down on illegal street racing after a pop-up street race ended in illegal fireworks and hundreds of people running from police officers.
The owner of a building that burned down in a fire says he plans to rebuild. Flames destroyed the business after a gas line break.
Union City Police are asking the community to be on alert for a "peeping Tom" caught on surveillance cameras looking into at least one home.