Friday, February 3, 2017

TV newswoman Shirleen Allicot

Shirleen Allicot is a New York-bred TV newswoman in the Big Apple who made a name for herself in Philadelphia first.

She was a co-anchor for two newscasts in the City of Brotherly Love, one an afternoon program on WPVI-TV (Philadelphia's ABC affiliate) and the other the ten o'clock report on WPHL-TV.   While in Philadelphia, Ms. Allicot covered Hurricane Sandy and the Amtrak derailment in Northeast Philadelphia in 2015.  She now anchors the noon report on WABC-TV in New York City.

Her previous Tri-State TV news work include stints at the cable enterprise News 12's Connecticut, Long Island, and Bronx channels (but not News 12 New Jersey - sorry), where she reported and anchored.

Born in Guyana, Ms. Allicot grew up in Queens, where her family settled when she was three months old.  She holds a B.A. degree in broadcast journalism from Hofstra University.

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