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

Another 5-touchdown game from Russell Wilson, defense holds on final play to beat Dallas 38-31

Pac-12 CEO group votes to start football season Nov. 6

Wilson throws 5 TDs, defense gets last second stop, Seahawks beat Patriots 35-30

Pac12 conference changes course, makes heavy push to play football this fall

Big Ten decides to play football this fall, Pac-12 becomes lone Power 5 conference sitting out

Walton drives in 3 as Mariners beat Diamondbacks 7-3

Seahawks start 2020 season with 38-25 win over Atlanta

Former Spokane Indian Jordan Akin scores TD in NFL season opener

Ol' Crimson goes virtual: Former Coug Tony Thompson carries out College Gameday tradition while eating popcorn

242 weeks and counting through COVID-19: Ol' Crimson's streak continues via WSU's Tony Thompson

Highlights from North Idaho's slate of Friday night football

Sandpoint Bulldogs will play on brand new football field tonight, with limited fans

NBA players choose to boycott Wednesday playoff games in the name of social justice

Crawford, Gonzales lead Mariners to 8-3 win over Padres

Idaho high school football ready to kick off Friday

Skyler Thomas returns to WSU, Tay Martin transferring to Oklahoma State

Rookies Haggerty, Lewis, Dunn lift Mariners past Rangers 4-1

NCAA decides to grant extra year of eligibility to all fall sport athletes, but won't pay for it

WSU wide receiver Tay Martin enters NCAA transfer pool

Blazers make playoffs, oust Grizzlies with 126-122 victory

WSU President and Athletics Director comment on Pac-12 sports being postponed until 2021

The Pac-12 announced Tuesday they are suspending all sports until January of 2021, this includes the start to winter sports. 

Joel Dahmen of Clarkston ties for 10th in PGA Championship

Local college stars link up in NBA bubble; Idaho's Tatum and Gonzaga's Hachimura

Eastern football game with Florida canceled after SEC moves to conference-only schedule

Seattle Mariners lose to Astros in season opener

EWU QB Eric Barriere named Big Sky preseason offensive MVP

Yankees top Nationals in shortened game, Dodgers dominate Giants in MLB's opening night

EXCLUSIVE: Gonzaga's Filip Petrusev on why news of his pro contract in Serbia came as a surprise to coaches, teammates

WSU linebacker Jahad Woods named to Butkus Award watch list

Russell Wilson, NFL players call out league for lack of COVID-19 protocol days before training camp

IHSAA releases guidelines for safe return of high school sports

West Coast Conference delays fall sports competition until Sept. 24

Idaho football to limit home games to 5,100 fans in Kibbie Dome

Pac-12 officially scraps non-conference schedules for fall sports in 2020

The Money Team with GU, EWU and Idaho players falls in the round of 16 in TBT

MLB releases schedule for 2021 regular season, Seattle Mariners open with Giants at home April 1

Gonzaga, Eastern and Idaho players join forces for TBT, backed by Floyd Mayweather