Alexis is an award-winning journalist; she joined the13ABC Action News Team in October of 2001.
She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. Wondering if she's a Pittsburgh Steelers fan? Of course! Alexis has an older brother who lives in California, who she loves dearly. Two of the most important people in her life are her grandmother who lives in Pittsburgh and her mother who now lives in the Sunshine State -- Orlando, Florida.
Alexis's career in journalism began when her mother and grandmother forced her to attend a journalism workshop her sophomore year of high school. The week-long workshop taught her the basics of journalism. That's when she decided to pursue a career in the field of broadcasting at Hampton University where she graduated with a degree in Mass Media Arts.
After graduation Alexis headed back home to work for Sheridan Broadcasting Networks. She reported the news and traffic for WAMO Radio. She also worked at WTAE-TV, the ABC affiliate. She helped to produce the weekend morning and noon newscasts. She also spent two years at WKJG-TV in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as a general assignment reporter.
Alexis really thought becoming a reporter would pay her the big bucks. Boy, was she wrong! The only glamorous thing about television is meeting people, telling their stories, and making lots of friends. That's what she loves!
In her spare time Alexis is probably working out, watching sports or traveling. She is also very active in the community. If you see her on the street be sure to say hello or if you have a story idea give her a holler.
Email here at Alexis.Means@13abc.com