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

Waiting To Die: Your Questions Answered (Alia Blackburn)

News 10's Alia Blackburn was one of four media witnesses to see the federal executions on behalf of WTHI-TV.

Consumer Alert: Student Debt Relief Scams

On average, studies show American households owe thousands in student loan debt.

Harris' sorority sisters weigh in on historic inauguration

Commonly referred to as "AKA", Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded in 1908.

'I think I've gotten more out of it than they have gotten out of it,' Local woman gives kids normalcy by transforming house into school during remote learning

At April Wolaver's house, learning is the norm.

Consumer Alert: More Americans experiencing "Government Impostor Fraud"

It all starts with a phone call claiming to be from the U.S. Government.

Consumer Alert: Brushing Scams

The scam usually starts with an unsolicited package delivered to your door/mail.

Consumer Alert: COVID-19 Relief Scams

The message claims to get you free money through government relief programs

Waiting to Die: Christopher Vialva

News 10's Alia Blackburn served as a media witness for the execution of Christopher Andre Vialva.

Proposed COVID-19 waiver causes concern for families at local senior living facility

Brad Thompson's father thrives on being social. At 90-years-old, he lives at Westminster Village. During the times of COVID-19, in-person visits are few and far between. A proposed waiver at the facility caused some concern.

Waiting to die: Keith Nelson execution

News 10's Alia Blackburn served as a media witness for Keith Nelson's execution.

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