Alyssa Charlston

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Alyssa’s passion to tell stories and learn about people through sports began in college at the University of Idaho. As a student-athlete, she gained unique perspective on the sports world, and extra conditioning running from her practice to other sports practices to shoot interviews and produce features.

She has an affinity for the Inland Northwest. Alyssa became a sports anchor and reporter for 4 News Now in 2017, but she was no stranger to the company. During the summer of 2011, she was a sports news intern at 4 News Now. Long before that, she spent six years as a child growing up in Spokane, as the daughter of former KREM 2 Reporter and Anchor Scott Charlston.

During her career at Idaho, she was a two-time first team All-Conference and two-time Capital One Academic All-America. Alyssa was part of the Vandal team that won back-to-back WAC Championships, making it to the NCAA Tournament twice and facing UConn the first year, then Louisville.

Alyssa played basketball professionally in Luxembourg immediately after college. Her team won the national championship in Luxembourg in her solo season overseas, and she traveled all over Europe on her days off.

When Alyssa returned to America, she dove right into a sports broadcasting career. First as a Digital Media Correspondent for the Idaho Vandals, then as a videographer/digital media reporter and producer for the University of Washington. She covered one of the most successful sports seasons in UW history, with a PAC-12 football championship and the #1 overall NBA and WNBA draft picks of 2017.

Outside of work, Alyssa loves to stay active, trying out activities she’s clueless about like cycling, running for fun and yoga. She also loves crafting and design.

Articles

Worldwide sports legend Kobe Bryant gone too soon; remembering his life and NBA reaction

No. 2 Gonzaga dominates Pacific 92-59 with six Bulldogs scoring in double figures

Monster game by Peatling paces Eastern to 81-78 overtime victory

Idaho takes down Northern Colorado 57-46 for fourth consecutive win

Townsend leads #13/11 Gonzaga past Loyola Marymount, 78-52

#13/11 Zags roll to 70-36 win over Pepperdine

Gonzaga owns nation’s longest win streak at 17 games

Washington State falls late in second half to No. 23 Colorado, 78-56

WSU's Anthony Gordon one of 24 to participate in All-Star Challenge

Super Bowl LIV set with San Francisco and Kansas City matching up in Miami

WSU coach Nick Rolovich hires defensive coordinator from Wyoming

Tillie scores 22 as Gonzaga hammers BYU 92-69 at home

Klinker sisters each record a double-double as Idaho edges Montana 52-51

Eagles drop double overtime contest to Montana State

Eastern comes alive in second half to beat Montana State 71-58

Washington State beats OSU 89-76 on Klay Thompson's jersey retirement day

Steph Curry in Pullman for Klay Thompson's jersey retirement

Central Valley wins fourth-straight Stinky Sneaker over University, 63-60

Steve Gleason, Drew Brees speak at Gleason's Congressional Gold Medal ceremony

EWU football player George Becker passes away over winter break

Gonzaga's Brock Ravet "made personal decision to no longer be with the program"

Cheney seniors are believing, turning their basketball season around

Gardner Minshew, his jorts and mustache hit the road in an RV for cross-country road trip, and he wants suggestions

Former Cougar quarterback wants to unwind from NFL rookie season by hopping in an RV to travel from Florida to California

Hristova becomes WSU's all-time leading scorer in a 96-75 victory at Cal

DK Metcalf shines in Seahawks' 17-9 win over Philadelphia in wild card win

Seattle's rookie wide receiver has 7 catches for 160 yards and a TD as the Seahawks advance in the playoffs

Gonzaga withstands back-to-back tests in WCC, edging Pepperdine 75-70

Eagles surge past Portland State for 71-69 win

Washington State earns first Pac-12 win for Kyle Smith in thrilling OT victory, 79-71 over UCLA

Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90

Herbert has 3 TD runs, Oregon beats Wisconsin in Rose Bowl

Chiefs come back to claim point in OT loss to Americans

Elleby, Washington St. beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 65-50

UW women win first Apple Cup matchup over WSU, 65-56

Seahawks fall inches short of NFC West title with 26-21 loss to San Francisco

Last-minte delay of game penalty, no DPI call keep Seahawks from scoring potential game-winning TD