Rhiannon Ally is the current co-anchor of “CBS4 This Morning” and “CBS4 News at Noon”. She anchors live coverage of breaking national, international and South Florida news.
Rhiannon joined WFOR from CBS’ flagship station, WCBS in New York City, where she served as an entertainment reporter and substitute anchor for the weekday morning show. During her time at WCBS, Rhiannon reported on the Elizabeth Taylor auction at the famed Christie’s Auction House. She also reported from the red carpet during movie premieres and events like “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show”. Rhiannon covered countless entertainment stories such as Kim Kardashian’s divorce and the birth of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy. She also covered news stories, such as the Wikipedia blackout and recent changes to airline fees in advertisements.
Prior to joining CBS, Rhiannon was the co-host of the nationally syndicated, “The Better Show.” “The Better Show” is an hour long lifestyle and entertainment program. Rhiannon was instrumental in growing the program’s distribution from a few dozen markets to more than 140 cities including 9 of the country’s top 10 media markets.
During her time at “Better”, Rhiannon interviewed a long list of celebrities, including Madonna, Ashley Judd, Jake Gyllenhaaul, Denzel Washington, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Stewart, and the Kardashian sisters. She also spent time speaking with other news makers, including Maria Shriver, Caroline Kennedy, and Gloria Steinem. Rhiannon travelled to New Orleans to highlight the rebuilding efforts and volunteer in The Big Easy, during the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Rhiannon also worked the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles snagging interviews with music’s biggest stars. Rhiannon travelled across the pond to London for the World Premiere of “Avatar” where she landed a one-on-one interview with director James Cameron and the stars of the blockbuster 3-D movie. Always hunting for an adventure, Rhiannon took to the stage in Las Vegas after she was invited to make a guest appearance in a marquee magic show. She’s cooked with the biggest celebrity chefs, including Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, and Mario Batalli and was featured in a music video for musician Matt White’s song, Falling In Love (With My Best Friend)”.
Before landing on national entertainment and lifestyle television, Rhiannon worked in Kansas City, Missouri for the CBS affiliate KCTV 5 as a news anchor and reporter. She began her on-air career down in the Kansas State Capital, Topeka, as a morning anchor at the legendary WIBW-TV, one of the oldest CBS affiliates in the country. During her time at the two CBS affiliates, Rhiannon served as a judge for the Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader tryouts. Rhiannon also won a Kansas Association of Broadcasters Award for Best Morning Show and was voted one of Topeka’s Favorite Television Personalities.
Rhiannon attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a minor in Political Science. She is originally from a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri called Raytown. Rhiannon will be inducted into the Raytown Schools Hall of Fame in the Fall of 2012 for her accomplishments in Broadcast Journalism.
Rhiannon is an avid sports fan. She plays fantasy football and follows the NFL very closely. She loves cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs, along with the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants. She’s excited to be living in “paradise” here in South Florida!
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