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Alyssa Nakamoto

Alyssa Nakamoto is an Emmy-awarding winning producer at KPNX-TV 12 News in Phoenix, AZ. She’s been working on the morning show, Today in AZ, since July 2017.

After graduating from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast & Digital Journalism in 2011, she was accepted into the highly-competitive Tegna (formerly Gannett) Producer Development Program. She trained as a producer at KUSA 9News in Denver, CO. The Los Angeles native then moved to Little Rock, AR, where she worked as a morning show producer for KTHV-TV. By the time she left, Alyssa’s shows at 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. had the best ratings in about two years.

While at USC, Alyssa was Sports Director, a producer, reporter, and sports anchor at Annenberg TV News. In her final semester at ATVN, Alyssa created and executive produced the first cross-convergence production at the Annenberg Media Center – Sports SCene.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Broadcast & Digital Journalism

Previous Jobs:

Lead Morning Show Producer, KTHV-TV, Little Rock, AR (market 57)
Talent Development Producer, KUSA-TV, Denver, CO (market 17)

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