Alissa is the CW Star on the CW Columbus and also a feature reporter for Good Day Columbus Weekends on ABC 6 and FOX 28.
Born and raised right here in Columbus, Alissa lives in Pickerington with her husband. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ohio University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a certificate in Political Communication.
Prior to joining the CW, she was the Managing Editor for a daily webzine for three years. Afterward, she was the social media manager and photographer for Mayor Michael B. Coleman's (successful) re-election campaign. When that campaign ended, she went back to writing and was a popular freelance writer for multiple websites and her topics included celebrities, finances, and current events.
A self-proclaimed TV junkie and social media addict, Alissa also enjoys shopping, reading, writing, running, celebrity gossip, community outreach, music, and all things pink. When she's not working, you can find her enjoying inexpensive activities around Columbus... and tweeting about it. Follow her on Twitter @AlissaHenryTV.
Learn more about Alissa!
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Reaction to finding out you are the next CW Star: "Dreams do come true!!!!!!!"
Favorite Food: Pasta, especially tortellini
Obsessions: The color pink, social media, Apple products & celebrity gossip
Hobbies: Writing, shopping, reading, running and watching TV with my hubby
Random talent(s): I can dance pretty well
Favorite Movie: Sex and the City (the first one NOT the second)
Favorite Celebrity: Too many faves to list! Tyra Banks is pretty entertaining
Favorite Music: Beyonce and Israel Houghton
One thing you can't live without: My iPhone!
Favorite Place In Columbus: Polaris Fashion Place and Easton Towncenter
Favorite CW Show: Carrie Diaries and America's Next Top Model
One of your biggest life lessons: When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.
Where's the furthest place away from home you've been? I went on a cruise for my honeymoon and it stopped at Aruba, Turks & Caicos, Curacao and Dominican Republic. Best vacay ever!
Favorite Ice Cream: Coldstone Creamery
What do you often eat for breakfast? Cereal with Almond Milk
Which superpower would you like to have and why? Fly. So I could get everywhere faster and never have to sit in traffic.
What's in your purse? My phone, a mirror, gum, coupons and rewards cards to every restaurant/store that gives them out.
Bungee Jumping or Skydiving? Um...neither? Bungee jumping if I had to choose
Panera or Cosi: Cosi!
Facebook or Twitter: Twitter!
Favorite Season: Summer!
First Job: Grocery bagger at Meijer when I was 14.
College: Ohio University in Athens!
Place I'd Most Like to Travel To: Europe (London to see the castle, Paris to see the Eiffel Tower and Italy so I can eat tons of Italian food)
Favorite Thing about Cameron: He's incredibly creative, super high energy and fun to be around!