Alexis Arnold was bit by the news bug at the age of seven, when she anchored a mock ABC newscast at the Chicago Childrens Museum.
Sorry, the video of that is on VHS, so theres no chance of that resurfacing.
It was then, she took a real interest in news. She studied Journalism at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. While she never saw Bobby Knight toss a chair, she witnessed plenty of thrilling men's basketball games. Alexis played clarinet in the Big Red Basketball Pep Band and Marching Hundred. During that time, she traveled with the team and was at every home game in the stands. She even got to meet sportscaster Clark Kellogg and Dick Vitale.
While Alexis still has a love and passion for music and the arts, she put the clarinet aside for a camera and microphone. She accepted her first TV News job in Quincy, Illinois, a small town on the edge of the Mississippi River, Iowa and Missouri as a producer and reporter. She also served as weekend anchor there for three years. It was in Western Illinois where she covered the Iowa caucus and interviewed now-President Barack Obama and covered some of the worst flooding that area had seen when the mighty Mississippi outgrew its banks. Quincy was also the place where she met her husband, who happened to be the weekend weather anchor, and it was the birthplace of their daughter.
The three took their love to the Quad Cities, where Alexis landed a morning reporter position at KWQC TV in Davenport, Iowa, where she spent a lot of time outside in the snow. After about a year, Alexis decided to stand outside in a lot more snow in Rochester, joining the 13WHAM News team in 2011 as a reporter.
She anchored the 13WHAM ABC and FOX Rochester weekend newscasts and, in mid-2015, moved to the mornings to join the Good Day Rochester team.
Alexis and her family fell in love with Rochester and welcomed another child into the world, this one a boy. Her children make cameo appearances in the Healthy Heroes Campaign. Staying healthy is something her family is committed to. Her husband is a personal trainer and Alexis also offers reports on medical related issues.
On her days off, she can be found working out, lifting weights and dancing in Zumba classes. Shes not perfect, and still loves an occasional cupcake or slice of pizza (Chicago deep-dish, of course) but believes everything in moderation. Being from the Chicago suburbs, Alexis loves cheering for the Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks and, of course, her Indiana Hoosiers.