Alia Blackburn

Alia Blackburn started at WTHI-TV in November 2013

Title: Anchor / Reporter
Alia Blackburn

Alia Blackburn started at WTHI-TV in November 2013 as a producer. She currently co-anchors News 10 This Morning (5-7 a.m.), Monday through Friday. She was promoted to the role in October 2018 after being the weekend evening anchor for two years.

During her time at News 10, Alia has covered a variety of stories that have impacted the Wabash Valley. One of her favorites includes a two-part special report called "Spoken Armor", which highlighted the behind the scenes work of negotiators within the Terre Haute Police Department. Other big stories Alia has helped cover include the murder of Terre Haute DJ Matt Luecking, the death of fallen Terre Haute Police Officer Rob Pitts, President Donald Trump's visit to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in 2017 and other memorable stories.

Alia has interviewed several high-profile names including Rachael Denhollander (former gymnast and first woman to go public with accounts of sexual assault against former USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar), Bernie Sanders (former presidential candidate), John Quiñones (ABC News correspondent and television host) and others.

In September 2017, Alia was named a finalist for a Spectrum Award (Best News Feature), given by the Indiana Broadcasters Association.

Alia graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana with bachelor's degrees in both telecommunications and journalism. She is from Indianapolis, Indiana, where she enjoys spending most of her free time on her days away from the newsroom. She loves hanging out with family and friends, football (Go Ravens!), being involved within her sorority (Alpha Kappa Alpha), traveling, trying out different restaurants/foods and being an auntie!

Alia also enjoys having a second home within the Wabash Valley. If you have any story ideas, or just want to say hello, drop her a line anytime!

Recent Posts by Alia Blackburn

Commissioners vote in support of LDA for proposed casino

The LDA would allow a certain amount of casino dollars to be distributed by a group of five people.

The Journey to Justice: Part Two

The scene had no witnesses, no suspect, so police had to start from scratch. It was a cold case that took nearly 50 years to solve. This is the road investigators took to get there.

The Journey to Justice: Part One

Pam Milam was only 19-years-old. She was studying to be a teacher at Indiana State University when her dreams would be cut short. She was found dead after a night out with friends, and her family would be left without answers for almost 50 years.

Coding program for girls sparks interest, doubles in student numbers

Countless studies show a shortage of women in STEM careers.

Music Therapy hits all the right notes

It’s a feeling we all know, the one we get when we hear our favorite song.

K-12 textbook fees to be released soon, what parents should know

Vigo County parents will get a first look at textbook fees in about two weeks.

'That's what debt is, it's a burden.' Amount of student loan debt dramatically increasing for those 60 and older, experts say

Between her and her son, Myers said they're looking to pay back around $26,000 in loans just from that one year.

'It's very tedious and it can be stressful,' Vigo County boosts pay for poll workers, trying to bring in more volunteers

Officials say the low pay, tedious process and long hours can often turn people away from getting involved.

Local surgeon weighs in on nationwide plastic surgery increase

Around the country, the numbers are growing.

Spoken Armor: Getting to know THPD's negotiating team

For this group at the Terre Haute Police Department, no call goes unanswered.

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