Alicia Acuna Biography
Alicia Acuna is an American journalist, anchor, and reporter from Whittier, CA, USA. Currently, she is working as a general assignment reporter at FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Denver, Colorado. Prior to joining Fox News Channel, Acuna served as a weekday news anchor and reporter at KSEE-TV in Fresno, California.
Alicia Acuna Age|Birthday
Acuna was born on May 27, 1970. Therefore, she is 2 years old as of 2022 and celebrates her birthday on 27th May every year.
Alicia Acuna Height|Weight
Acuna’s height is 5 feet 5 inches (approximately 165 centimeters). Moreover, she weighs 56 kilograms.
Alicia Acuna Family
Acuna was born in Whittier, California, the USA to her parents. In addition, the journalist grew up mostly in Arizona. She considers herself a second or third-generation Mexican-American and a proud Latino girl. Moreover, according to the news anchor and reporter, her parents consider themselves Chicano.
However, Alicia’s parents divorced when she was 13 with her father moving to San Diego, CA. Additionally, she stayed with her mother in Arizona during school days but spent the holidays in Southern California with her father. However, Acuna has not disclosed her parent’s identities or if she has any siblings.
Alicia Acuna Husband
Acuna is happily married to Brian Daniel Boyd. Moreover, the couple tied the knot in April 2004. Unfortunately, her husband was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 which he fortunately fought. Additionally, the journalist gives updates on social media about her cancer-free husband every year since he was cured thanking God, her friends, and family in her life.
Furthermore, they are proud parents to children. Their daughter, Sofia was born in April 2004 whereas their son, Mario was born in 2006. Additionally, Acuna is also a mother to her husband’s other three children from a previous marriage.
Alicia is an avid dog lover and owns a pet god named Henry. Apart from being an accomplished journalist, she can mostly be found playing and cuddling with Henry. Moreover, Alicia often takes pictures and videos of her dog and posts them on Insta stories.
From afar, the news anchor seems to have a lazy eye. However, Alicia came out on Twitter to discount that assumption stating that one eye is simply smaller than the other.
Alicia Acuna Education
The talented journalist attended Tucson High Magnet School from 1984 to 1988. After her graduation, Alicia joined Nothern Arizona University graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Alicia Acuna Career
Fox News|Fox News Latino
Soon after Alicia had been runner up for the reporter of the year award by APTRA, she joined Fox News in 1997. In addition, Acuna has been with Fox News Channel (FNC) for over two decades and has become an integral part of the FNC’s team. Additionally, among the big stories that she has covered in the Denver Democratic Convention in 2008 and the 2012 Presidential Debate at the University of Denver, Colorado.
Moreover, Alicia also reported live in news coverage from Dallas, Texas, on the Ebola virus outbreak. Furthermore, the journalist has also covered the live reporting in 2013 of the devastating EF5 tornado from Moore, Oklahoma.
Furthermore, Alicia is currently stationed in FOX News Channel’s Denver bureau in Colorado. The Latino ethnicity reporter works as a contributor for Fox News Latino.
The following are Alicia’s colleagues at Fox Channel;
John Roberts – Chief White House correspondent
Aisha Hasnie – Correspondent (New York)
Steve Doocy – Host
Amy Kellogg – Correspondent (Milan)
Alexandra Hogan – Reporter
Matt Finn – Correspondent (Chicago)
Ashley Strhmier – Anchor
Gillian Turner – Correspondent (Washington)
In 2017, CNN reported on an incident where Republican candidate Greg Gianforte was said to have body-slammed a reporter. Moreover, the incident was termed a choke-slam by CNN. Additionally, Acuna was an eyewitness to the incident and published her account on Fox News’ politics website on May 25, 2017.
The amazingly talented journalist covered the Denver Democratic Convention in 2008. Additionally, Alicia covered the 2012 Presidential Debate at the University of Denver, Colorado. However, it is not clear whether Acuna is a registered member of the Democratic Party.
Alicia Acuna’s Net Worth
Acuna’s net worth is over $1.5 million.