She began working in radio while attending Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, working first as a music jock at KTBQ, then as a reporter at KJCS in East Texas. From there she multi-tasked at KTSR/WTAW in Bryan-College Station as the sole reporter/news anchor.
As a nearly 25-year member of the KRLD News team, Alice has been honored over the years with “Best Anchor Team” , “Best Spot News” and “Breaking News” awards. Among the numerous historic events she’s covered while at KRLD, Alice was in the newsroom the day David Koresh of the Branch Davidians phoned in from the Waco compound. She reported on the Shuttle Columbia tragedy over East Texas, the events of 9-11, anchored coverage of the Fort Hood massacre, as well as the deadly explosion in West, TX.
Alice’s truest passions are the two men in her life. First, she is mom to Lee…a sports enthusiast attending Texas State University majoring in Criminal Justice (…for now! Check back with me in a few years to see if his major has changed). Alice’s husband Brian is a special-ed elementary school teacher in DFW, counting the days down to the minute to retirement.
In her spare time, Alice enjoys texting her son at least 3 times a day. As a softball and tennis enthusiast she’s determined to master the game of golf. She also loves to travel -whatever the destination. Her favorite “bang for the buck” destination is Cozumel, having been nearly 10 summers in a row. She also enjoys the nightlife in Sundance Square and loves to try new restaurants in Tarrant County. Suggestions? Shoot her an email or tweet!
Contact her by email at arios(at)cbs.com or on twitter at @krldAliceRios
A group of 75 high school and college interns at Verizon took time last week to bring a bit of joy to some children in need.
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A North Texas police detective has a passion for doing what’s right as part of the Crimes Against Children’s unit. His efforts have now earned him statewide recognition.
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Claudia Garcia works for the College Access and Community Outreach Program at Tarrant County College.
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The Exodus Ministries of Dallas is a non-denominational Christian organization that helps Texas women transition from incarceration to life in the real world.
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A special organization that helped reunite a U.S. solider with the puppy he saved while deployed in Afghanistan is being recognized as our KRLD Community Hero.
Hundreds of local employees at Sabre Holdings participated in the first ever “Pack-A-Thon” last week to help provide meals for hungry people.
Stephen Hammond, the Pastor at Mosaic of Arlington, wears a lot of hats and plays a powerful role in strengthening the Arlington community.
A group of chefs and volunteers happened to be in the right place at the right time, when the deadly explosion in West occurred.