Alexis Del Cid joined KCTV5 as an anchor of It's Your Morning and KCTV5 News at Noon in August 2012.
After so many years working in various cities far, far from home, Alexis is thrilled to return to her Midwest roots!
She grew up in Chicago, spent her summers on a water ski team in the north woods of Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Iowa.
An award-winning reporter, Alexis got her start in Chicago at WMAQ Radio. From there she made the transition to television, working as a reporter and anchor at KPLC in Lake Charles, LA; WCIA in Champaign, IL; KOB in Albuquerque, NM and KOIN in Portland, OR.
"It's been an incredible journey, and I truly feel like I'm finally home," Alexis said. "Everyone we've met in Kansas City has been so welcoming. My family and I love it here. I'm really excited about working with such a talented team at KCTV5."
Alexis spends her spare time hanging out with her husband, their 5-year-old son and Buster, their 70 pound boxer.
The most common question Alexis gets, though, isn't about her job or family, rather her water skiing tricks. If you check out her Facebook and Twitter pages you will see a picture of her juggling three tennis balls while water skiing on one ski with her foot in the rope.
"Yes, that's me. It was my signature act on the ski team and does me absolutely no good in the real world. But it's a great conversation starter! Even though I'm getting old, I still make sure I can do it every summer. It's my personal litmus test to know if I've still got it!"
This multi-talented journalist also loves socializing, particularly when it comes to Facebooking and Tweeting with viewers.
"It's such a fun way to connect with people in the community."
Connect with Alexis via Twitter@AlexisDelCid or Facebook by clicking here.
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Friday, May 24 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:25:33 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 5:23 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:23:39 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:31:26 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 2:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:17:17 GMT
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