Alita Guillen

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Alita K. Haytayan Guillen (born c. 1970) is an American former television news anchor and reporter.

Early life and education[edit]

Of Armenian descent, Guillen graduated from Cushing Academy in 1988.[1] She then earned a degree in 1992 from the University of New Hampshire, where she played lacrosse and soccer.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Guillen began her professional career with WABU-TV in Boston as a reporter, anchor and sports reporter, from 1995 until 1996.[3]

In 1997, Guillen joined WTSP-TV in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she worked as a reporter and substitute anchor until leaving the station on December 30, 1998. In early 1999, Guilled joined WFOR-TV in Miami, where she became a morning news anchor. She worked at WFOR until 2002.

In 2002, Guillen was hired by WBBM-TV in Chicago as a general assignment reporter. In mid-2003, she was promoted to be a weekend morning news anchor. In January 2006, Guillen became a weekend evening news anchor at WBBM, anchoring alongside Jim Williams.


Guillen's husband, Enrique Guillen, is a vice president for alternative programming and production for NBC. They have three children.