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

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

NBA releases restart schedule starting July 30, Lakers and Clippers part of double-header

NHL Seattle announces Climate Pledge Arena, first zero-carbon facility in the world

NASCAR says noose was found in garage stall of driver Bubba Wallace

Former Cougar coach Mike Leach's return to Pullman booked, but not until 2031

Spokane native, NHL forward Derek Ryan likes the league's return-to-play format

MLB Players Association rejects third straight proposal from MLB

Northwest League, Spokane Indians season postponed

Washington State and EWU basketball to square off in each of the next 3 seasons

WSU football assistant coach helps start Coaches Coalition for Progress

NBA draft withdrawal deadline set for late summer, Gonzaga and WSU underclassmen get more time

NBA governors vote to resume season with 22 teams in Orlando

Shining Star Senior Night finale: East Valley's Hillyard triplets and honoring coaches

Shining Star Senior Night: Gonzaga Prep's Horn

Shining Star Senior Night: West Valley's Matthew Allen

EWU's Barriere and Ojoh named Hero Sports preseason All-Americans

Eastern senior quarterback is on the second team and junior linebacker is named to the third team

Shining Star Senior Night: University Titans soccer

Shining Star Senior Night: Coeur d'Alene's Dodd, Hughes and Mick

Marco and Monica Gonzales combat childhood hunger with peanut butter drive

Shining Star Senior Night: ACH baseball's Gerard and Schafer

Former WSU QB Ryan Leaf arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery

Shining Star Senior Night: Bridgeport's Irene Jimenez