Libby Allison

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Libby Allison

April 29, 2014 Updated May 6, 2014 at 10:33 AM CDT

Libby Allison returns home to Central Illinois as the evening anchor with Tom McIntyre on News 25 at 5, 6 and 10pm

Libby Allison was born and raised in Galesburg, IL.   She is a graduate of Galesburg High School.   Coming from a family deeply involved in local sports (currently her father is a football coach at Knox College), Libby traveled throughout Central Illinois for Silver Streak teams while in high school.  Allison went on to study at Western Illinois University in Macomb, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting and Communication.

Allison has over ten years of experience as a television anchor, producer and reporter.  Since 2009, Libby has been a primary evening news anchor at WVIR-TV (NBC) in Charlottesville, VA.  Prior to that, she anchored news in the Quad Cities for  five years.  As a reporter, Allison has interviewed the likes of NFL Hall of Famer Gayle Sayers, Meet the Press host David Gregory, former RNC Chair Michael Steele, and Husain Haqqani, the former Pakistan Ambassador to the US.