Allison Rosati is the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. co-anchor for WMAQ-TV in Chicago.
Rosati was born in Dover, Delaware and grew up in Pine City, Minnesota. She attended Gustavus Adolphus College where she studied speech and communications. She graduated in 1985 and received cum laude.
Rosati started her career in Rochester, Minnesota in 1985. KTTC-TV hired her as a general assignment reporter and less than a year later, promoted her to producer and co-anchor of the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. Rosati later went to WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, New York and anchored the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts at WGRZ Rosati also did general assignment reporting. She was host of First Thing in the Morning when she first came to WMAQ.
Rosati volunteers for many Chicago-area organizations, such as the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Infant Welfare Society, the Ronald McDonald House, and the March of Dimes. She has also helped Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, by sitting on the board of directors.
Recognition and awards
- Chicago Emmy Award for her role as host in "NBC 5 Presents: Millennium 2000," 2000
- Named "Woman Of The Year" by the Italian American Police Association, 2001
- Dante Award from the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans, 2001
- Department of Health and Human Services Adoption Excellence Award from U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson, 2002
- National Emmy for the "Survive Alive" Station Project and Fire Prevention special
- Excellence in Communications Award from the Justinian Society of Chicago
- David Award for "Achievement in Broadcasting"
- First Decade Award from Gustavus Adolphus College
- Distinguished Alumni award from Gustavus Adolphus College
- Humanitarian Of The Year award from the Italian American Police Association, 2004
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