Alanna Sarabia

Alanna has returned to her roots in North Texas. The proud South Grand Prairie High School graduate joined WFAA on May 23, 2016 as co-host of the station's homegrown talk and information program, "Good Morning Texas."

1) Who are you? Born and raised in North Texas, I’m proud to call Grand Prairie my hometown. I am the only girl of four children. My parents have been married over 40 years and I am very close to them. I graduated from South Grand Prairie High School, earned a B.A in Electronic Media from Texas State University and started my television career on San Antonio. Somewhere in-between I won Miss San Antonio and danced for the San Antonio Spurs as a Silver Dancer. I hung up my sash and pom-poms and focused on my time co-hosting San Antonio Living on the local NBC affiliate, and being the face of the CW 35, as the “CW Insider.” I’m happy to be back in my hometown and working for a station I grew up watching.

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2) What are your interests? I like to collect memories and experiences through travel, as opposed to things. Though a good pair of sneakers will never hurt anyone. I’ve visited Mexico, Spain, Italy and most recently Cuba. I’d like to visit all the National Parks in the U.S. before I die. I think in my former life, I lived on a mountain, because I gravitate to any and all things mountainous, especially snowy peaks. With that, one of my favorite things to do is snow ski. I’ve even tried to decorate my place in Southwest style to feel like I’m there! As a former NBA Dancer, I like to keep my rhythm and take dance classes for a good sweat. I’ve been playing piano since I was 4 and often spend a while playing when I visit my parents and my childhood piano. I am active in growing and understanding my faith through the Catholic church. I feel passionately about being a voice for sheltered animals and encouraging pet responsibility education.

3) What do you like about working at WFAA? The WFAA jingle is the background music to my childhood. Working for the station I turned to when television was the main source for local news, what’s going on in the world, weather disasters and city celebrations, is indescribable. The same respect I had for the WFAA brand as a child has amplified now representing WFAA. I’d be lying if I told you I don’t stare at the call letter tower walking in and get a little star struck every day. With that, comes a pride to continue to carry that same channel 8 spark to young aspirational viewers, who one day want to join the broadcast business.

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4) What's one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? My favorite music is alternative rock and my favorite band is the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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