Alyssa Toomey joined the ABC 17 News team in November 2015. She is currently the weekend morning anchor for ABC 17 News This Morning and reports throughout the week. Prior to coming to ABC 17, Alyssa worked as an editor for E! Online, where she advanced her skills in digital journalism and reported on all things pop culture. After a few years covering the likes of Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber, Alyssa decided it was time to further her broadcast career and enter the “hard news” business. She moved here from Los Angeles and loves the kindness of the people in Columbia. Originally from Seattle, Alyssa graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, spending time with friends, being outside and eating sushi.