She began working in television in 1995 at CHCH-TV in Hamilton, and later became an employee of CKAL-TV in Calgary. A few years later she returned and began working at CKVR-TV in Barrie, followed by her joining CITY-TV in Toronto.
For a few years she was the co-anchor of Toronto's 11 p.m. CityNews with Mark Dailey, as well as a reporter for CityNews at Six and cp24. She left Citytv in September 2006. After a hiatus from television news, she returned and joined CIII-TV as a reporter. After 4 years reporting on courts and crime and anchoring the weekend news, Pierson left to take an anchor position with Sun News Network.
In 2011, the Sun News Network announced Pierson would be co-host of The Roundtable, the network's morning show, along with Pat Bolland and Andrea Slobodian. and subsequently hosted AM Agenda and was host of Straight Talk until Sun News Network closed in early 2015.
Pierson currently works as a fill-in host at CFRB Newstalk 1010.
- http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/1222202720001 Sun News Network video
- "Morning Sun: Alex Pierson". HamiltonMagazine.com. Sun Media. Retrieved 2011-12-12.
- "The Roundtable: 'A breakfast show with bite'". Toronto Sun (QMI Agency). 2011-03-24. Retrieved 2011-12-12.
- http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/shows/am-agenda.html AM Agenda on Sun News Network.
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