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Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

Alexa Liacko

Executive Producer, Producer, News Anchor, Weather anchor
Class of 2015

Alexa Liacko is a junior at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She is majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Global Communication and a Progressive Master's degree in Communication Management. She is currently a producer and is training to be on next year's staff of Executive Producers. She has anchored ATVN's newscast and is a multimedia journalist reporter as well. She has also been a weather anchor and has worked for the web department. 

This past fall, Alexa interned for ABC 7 Eyewitness News in Los Angeles with Healthy Living reporter Denise Dador. Over the summer, Alexa interned for KTLA 5 Morning News as a Producer's intern. There she managed web content, pitched segment ideas, wrote lead ins and was responsible for a newsletter for over 20,000 subscribers. She has also interned for KABC Radio Los Angeles FOX News in Honolulu, Hawaii where she reported on local news and created packages and wrote for each of the broadcasts. 


Muffin's Halo Gives Blind Dogs a Second Chance

November 16, 2015

Muffin's Halo is helping blind dogs get a new leash on life. The simple device keeps dogs from hitting obstacles...

California Is Leading The Charge With This Sweeping Climate Change Law

October 7, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law into effect holding California to the highest renewable energy standards in the nation....

Do Students Think Forums Help Combat Racism On Campus?

September 30, 2015

USG hosted an open forum for students to talk about racism on campus.  Will this change campus culture?

Rini Sampath And USC Administration Talk Racism On Campus

September 23, 2015

USC Student body President Rini Sampath says there is much work to be done to improve race relations on campus.

USC Vice Provost Speaks On Rini Sampath And Racism On Campus

September 23, 2015

See our extended interview with Vice Provost Ainsley Carry.

New App Seeks To Combat Sexual Harassment On Metro

April 16, 2015

The new Transit Watch app will allow passengers to immediately report instances of sexual harassment in an effort to keep...

The Do Good Bus Gets People To Pay To Volunteer

April 8, 2015

Paying to volunteer doesn't seem to make sense until you ride the Do Good Bus. It's a nonprofit that makes...

Students Push USC To Conserve Water In Light Of Drought

April 2, 2015

USC has multiple sustainability measures, but Gov. Jerry Brown's new water restrictions will challenge the university to reduce water usage...

Prom Day 2015

March 13, 2015

Homeless and disadvantaged girls across LAUSD recieved free prom dresses, shoes and accessories so they could be included in the...

Home Health Care Workers Rally For Overtime Wages

February 26, 2015

Home health care workers only get paid for their regular workday, but they often work longer hours. Workers rallied in...

UTLA Teachers Protest Amid Contract Negotiations

February 12, 2015

LAUSD says it is working to develop a budget that treats employees equitably. Alexa Liacko reports. 

Truck Drivers Resume Strike at the Port of Los Angeles

November 13, 2014

Workers at the L.A. Port are demanding living wages. ATVN's Taylor Haney reports. 

USC Career Fair

September 18, 2014

Thousands of current and former students USC students dressed up in formal attire for school on Thursday as the annual...

Students Get a Look at Media Center at Open House

August 28, 2014

Cookies and tours greeted excited students at the Open House. 

Four Teens Plead Not Guilty to Fatal Attack on USC Grad Student

August 12, 2014

The four teens accused of the beating death of Chinese USC Graduate Student Xinran Ji, 24, plead not guilty in...

Memorial for Grad Student Calls for Better Security

August 2, 2014

Xinran Ji is remembered as a caring person with a love of photography.

Four Arrests Made in Grad Student Killing

July 28, 2014

Two adults and two juveniles have been arrested in connection with the death of 24-year-old USC grad student Xinran Ji...

Victim of Fatal Lightning Strike was Transferring to USC

July 28, 2014

Twenty-year-old Nick Fagnano planned to study at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.

Don't Forget to have FUN with it

April 30, 2014

When all else fails, remember you're learning!

Stress Can Be Contagious, Researchers Find

April 29, 2014

Even observing a stranger who is stressed can trigger physical and emotional reactions in others.

South Korean Ferry Memorial Tree Planting

April 29, 2014

The tree planting ceremony comes on the heels of South Korea's president calling her government's reaction to disaster "insufficient."

Family of Convicted USC Halloween Shooter Reacts

April 29, 2014

A USC shooting at a party last Halloween results in prison time.

Obama Administration Takes Action Against Sexual Assault

April 29, 2014

The public service announcement looks at the statistic one in five female students is sexually assaulted.

There's Always Room For Improvement

April 23, 2014

If one thing is clear here, it's the fact that we are not professionals....even though we try to be.

The To-Do List

April 16, 2014

Contributing to a newscast across multiple platforms is key, but that is a lot easier said than done.

USC unable to cool off Oregon

USC vs. Oregon Postgame Press Conference

The Current Wednesday 11/18/15

Sports SCene: Football Gears Up for Oregon, Brianna Barrett In-Studio

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Alcoholism At USC

By Kay Angrum, Alex Janin, Veronica Quezada, Madison Mills and Sam Bergum
11/19/15 | 1:14 p.m. PST

In this four part series, USC Anneberg Media looks at alcohol abuse on campus and where students can go for...


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