Favorite Part of Job: I love that every day is different and that I get to share important stories with Vermonters. I also love discovering new parts of the state that I had never visited growing up.
Most Inspiring Mentor: My parents. No matter what I wanted to do with my life or wherever I ended up, they taught me to work as hard as possible, be kind and stay true to myself.
Tell us something fun about yourself that few people know: As somewhat of a tomboy growing up (bowl cut and all), I spent nearly all of my free time in school playing sports. My favorite was as an ice hockey goalie at U-32!
Favorite Vermont Escape: Lake Fairlee! For about 20 years I spent every summer at Camp Billings (first as a camper then a counselor) and my family still spends time in that area frequently.
Favorite downtime activity: Pretty much anything outside: skiing, running, hiking and going on adventures with our pup Nellie. But I also love (attempting to) cook and a good nap.
Favorite Social Media: I'm on Instagram way too much. I'm also secretly obsessed with Pinterest because if I can't actually be crafty then I can at least pretend, right?
WDEV The Vermont Radio Group May 2014 — Present
WCAX-TV - Morning News Anchor
~2015 Emmy nomination for a special series on Vermonters struggling with depression
On the morning show Ali has dedicated significant time to segments that help serve the community. She launched an animal adoption segment – featuring hard to adopt animals to help find them forever homes. Also the Mitten Tree (as annual drive to get Vermonters to donate mittens/hats/scarves to low-income families in the state) and Help Wanted (a weekly employment segment to help people get jobs). Also volunteered with:
-Wounded warriors amputee softball team,
-March of Dimes,
-Travel to schools/camps in Vermont talking about journalism and WCAX
-Host school group tours at WCAX
-Mentored a young Burlington girl for several years with a difficult family environment