Alisyn Lane Camerota, born June 21, 1966, is an American broadcast journalist. She co-hosts CNN Newsroom, which she hosts with Victor Blackwell from 2-4 p.m. Formerly, she was an anchor on CNN’s morning program New Day, and a Fox News presenter. Camerota has reported on stories both nationally and internationally, and was twice nominated for an Emmy Award in news reporting.
Camerota reported on the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s Paris and Brussels terror attacks, and the Parkland school massacre. In the hours following the shooting, she interviewed Parkland student survivors as well as representatives of the National Rifle Association. Camerota has participated in dozens of panel discussions with Donald Trump supporters and is often critical of Trump. Camerota also covered the Me Too movement.
Camerota anchors New Day. She also anchors a variety of primetime specials like Tipping Point: Sexual Harassment in America, and The Hunting Ground, Sexual Assault on Campus.
Camerota received a broadcast journalism degree from the American University’s School of Communication in Washington, D.C.
Broadcasting career in the early days
Camerota was previously employed at a variety of stations including WTHG in Washington D.C. and WHDH in Boston. Camerota also worked for Ted Koppel’s primetime documentaries on Koppel Communications.
Camerota created a blog for the Fox & Friends page of Fox News Channel’s website, In The Greenroom. Fox & Friends launched an Internet-only segment called “The After the Show Show” in November 2007. It featured Fox & Friends anchors Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy, along with other guests from the cable channel and a toy monkey at the conclusion of the segment. These videos will be available on Fox & Friends’ Fox News Channel website. The Friday edition of Fox & Friends 1st.
Camerota and Bill Hemmer began hosting America’s News Headquarters on September 30, 2013. The show airs Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET time slot. The program was broadcast on September 28, 2013. Fox & Friends First also featured her as a co-host.
Camerota, who was ending her 16-year tenure with the network on March 14, 2014, said goodbye to her afternoon audience as she ended the broadcast.
Camerota is an Italian American citizen. Camerota is a native of Shrewsbury in New Jersey. She and her husband have fraternal twin girls conceived by in-vitro fertilation in 2005, and a natural son in 2007. She appeared on The Today Show in 2010 to talk about her infertility problems and was host of the National Infertility Associations Night of Hope Celebration. They live in Westport, Connecticut.