Alicia Neaves is an anchor and multimedia journalist for KENS 5 in San Antonio, Texas.
She had returned to KENS 5 after spending nearly four years at WLTX-TV in Columbia, SC, where she worked as an anchor and reporter. During her time at WLTX, Alicia was the only television broadcast journalist in the region to provide news coverage in Spanish.
While in the Palmetto State, she traveled with the “TEGNA Army” to assist sister station WFMY in Greensboro, NC, following a deadly tornado. Alicia earned awards from the South Carolina Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press for investigative coverage related to carbon monoxide leaks at a Columbia housing complex.
Prior to WLTX, Alicia worked for KENS 5 as a reporter from 2015 to 2017. She traveled with the “TEGNA Army” to cover Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Hurricane Nate in New Orleans and the Houston Astros championship parade.
Alicia began her reporting career in 2013, working for NewsWest 9 and Telemundo 20 in Midland/Odessa, Texas. She covered the border beat, crossing into Ojinaga, Chihuahua, for reports while basking in the beauty of the Big Bend region -- telling stories of the people who live there. One story involving a Good Samaritan who saved a woman from an apartment fire earned Alicia an award from the Texas Association of Broadcasters.
In 2011, Alicia joined the television industry, working behind the scenes in the production department of WOAI-TV in San Antonio.
Alicia graduated from the University of Evansville in Indiana. She’s also a proud Clark Cougar, Rudder Ranger, Thornton Texan and Mount Sacred Heart Eagle.
In her free time, Alicia enjoys exploring the Alamo City, discovering new eateries, meeting new people, traveling the globe and cheering on Los Spurs. #PorVida