The Alumnae Board is pleased to announce that the Distinguished Alumna for 2018-19 is Alessandra Martinez McKay, Class of 2010. The Distinguished Alumna award is given annually to a graduate who "uses her God-given talents to better her community." Nominations for this honor are accepted from the entire alumnae community.
Alessandra was the lead evening reporter at WWLP, the NBC affiliate in western Massachusetts, from 2014-2017. She has been with NBC Connecticut for nearly two years. Alessandra is the station's morning reporter, and reports from 3:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Alessandra is known as one of the fastest reporters on her team when it comes to breaking news, even reporting on what she sees when off the clock. When people are running away, Alessandra runs toward dangerous situations to find out the facts. In an era where people constantly shout "fake news," during a live-shot, she elegantly rolls her shoulders back, grips the microphone a little tighter, and tells the truth.
The Distinguished Alumna Award was presented to Alessandra on January 30th, directly following the school Mass.
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