Alicia Barnes (Evenings)

Anchor, 6 and 11 PM


This is the second time I have come back to live in the Great State of South Carolina! I am a graduate of Clemson University where I pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

I joined the ABC Columbia family in May 2008 as a Primary Anchor. I co-anchor the evening news, at ABC Columbia's downtown Street Side Studio on Main & Gervais, Weekdays at 6 & 11 PM.

And, if you want to know the latest trends in health and beauty I have a segment just for you. It’s called “Wrinkle Free Wednesday”, and it airs every Wednesday during the 11pm newscast. You can check out past Wrinkle Free Wednesday segments, online on FACEBOOK, on our WRINKLE FREE WEDNESDAY PAGE. (Become a fan)

If you're an early riser, from 6am to 10am I deliver morning news updates on The BIG DM 101 FM (Steve Harvey Morning Show), and on HOT 103.9 FM (Rickey Smiley Morning Show).

I started my news career as an intern at WLNS-TV in Lansing, Michigan. I also worked as a freelance reporter for WKBD-TV in Detroit while juggling a full-time pharmaceutical sales career and earning my MBA from Wayne State University.

After my stint in Michigan, I relocated back to my hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. While in Atlanta, I was a General Assignment Reporter for the NBC Affiliate, WXIA-TV and a Freelance Reporter for FOX 5. During my 3 years back in Atlanta, I covered some of Georgia's worst Natural Disasters.

After my time in Atlanta, I joined the NBC O&O, KNSD and the CW affiliate KSWB-TV in San Diego, California as the Weekend Anchor. In the January 2007 Platinum Awards Issue of 944 Magazine, I was voted San Diego's Favorite Female Newscaster.

I am an avid golfer and tennis player. I also enjoy sailing on Lake Murray…if you are ever looking for crew!

My proudest moment during my news career, was serving as a Torchbearer, carrying the Olympic flame through my hometown of Atlanta , Georgia for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

You can email Alicia at

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