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

Shining Star Senior Night Saturday: Peyton McPherson, Caden Martin and Cameron Sheley honored

Gonzaga and Texas Longhorns schedule home and home matchups starting in Austin this Fall

Shining Star Senior Night: Mead Panther seniors Matt Jones and Allie Flynn, Saint George's Jocelyn Thew

NBA star Steph Curry holds live Q&A with Dr. Anthony Fauci

No NCAA tournament will hurt the pockets of colleges and universities

Team Canada will skip 2020 Olympics if they're not postponed by 1 year

Postponement of 2020 Tokyo Olympics being considered, IOC to make decision in 4 weeks

Shining Star Senior Night: nominate spring high school and college athletes that don't get to compete

Gonzaga gets rematch with Texas Tech next season; Kispert ponders return

Seattle Seahawks focus on offensive line in free agency; Rams release Todd Gurley

Idaho WBB coach Jon Newlee opens up about coronavirus cutting hoops season short

Gonzaga's Filip Petrusev named second team All-America by USA Today and CBS Sports

NBA's Rudy Gobert: 'I wish I would've taken this thing more seriously'

New NFL CBA narrowly approved: biggest changes and impact on Seahawks

No. 2 Gonzaga seeks revenge from last year’s WCC final against a Saint Mary’s

Central Valley girls win another state title with 59-55 win over Woodinville

Liberty girls win 2B state title with win over La Conner

Odessa completes perfect 27-0 season with school's first state title

Spokane Shock see high energy and talent from players after day one of training camp

EWU men clinch outright Big Sky championship with 78-69 win over Weber State

Washington state high school basketball championships set, nine local teams look for titles

NCAA establishes coronavirus panel, makes no changes to NCAA tournament

Gonzaga senior night recap: surprise appearances, inspiring moment and a win over Saint Mary's

Gonzaga senior Mac Graff walks for the first time since injury on senior night, Mark Few's teary-eyed reaction

Eagles come up short against Northern Colorado

Vandals knock off Thunderbirds 70-57 on Senior Day

Zags snag 56-42 victory in the City of Roses

Smith breaks his own franchise record in 9-2 dismantling of Seattle

Hristova moves into 12th on the Pac-12 scoring list in a loss at No. 3 Oregon

Cougars earn season sweep of Huskies with 78-74 thriller

Zac Claus named head coach of Idaho men's basketball

Gonzaga stays perfect in WCC play with 89-77 win over Pepperdine

Washington State men go cold in Los Angeles, fall to USC 70-51

Odessa's Ryan Moffet breaks WA state all-time scoring record with 3,101 points

Four Eagles score in double figures in a 79-75 win over Portland State

Gonzaga women clinch at least share of WCC title with 53-46 win over Broncos

Cougar women fall one shot short at No. 22/24 Arizona State

High school basketball action from district tournament semi-finals

'He's fought every day of his life': How basketball is changing the game for Nick Ludwig