Alyse Eady

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Alyse Eady Lemmond
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Born Alyse Cynthia Eady
(1988-03-15) March 15, 1988 (age 29)
Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.
Education Ouachita Baptist University Universidad de Alicante
Title Miss Teen Arkansas-America 2004
Miss Arkansas 2010
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Brunette
Eye color Hazel
Miss America 2011 (1st runner-up)

Alyse Cynthia Eady (born March 15, 1988) is an American news anchor and beauty pageant titleholder who was Miss Arkansas 2010. Eady was named first runner-up at the 2011 Miss America pageant, which was won by Miss Nebraska 2010 Teresa Scanlan.[1][2]


Eady is from Fort Smith, Arkansas, and was a caretaker for both of her parents, who were ill when she was growing up.[3] Eady's father became blind and her mother had lupus and had multiple surgeries when Eady was younger.[4] Eady helped out by learning to cook, and assisting her mother to bathe and dress.[4] During high school, she worked as a tutor for the local Boys and Girls Club.[5]

Eady graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Speech Communication.

In 2004, she won the title of Miss Teen Arkansas-America 2004, which is now known as Miss Arkansas' Outstanding Teen.[6] She performed in the Variety Act as a special guest during one of the Preliminary Competitions at Miss America 2007 including her yodeling abilities.[7] In 2010, she competed at Miss Arkansas as Miss South Central Arkansas and also won a Preliminary Talent Award and the Coleman Overall Talent Award at the pageant. Her platform was the Boys and Girls Club of America and her talent is a Variety Act, in which she both sings and does ventriloquism to the song "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart."[8] Her act, which also included yodeling, was called "daring and skillful" by The Washington Post.[9]

At the Miss America pageant in 2011, Eady was named the first runner-up[2] and won $25,000 in scholarships.[10] In 2011, she also appeared on the Late Night Show With David Letterman.[11]

In 2013, Eady married her college sweetheart, Patrick Lemmond, on December 7, 2013.[12]

Eady previously worked as a news anchor for TEGNA-owned KTHV-TV, the local CBS-affiliated television station in Little Rock, Arkansas.[13] In August 2016, Eady joined WAGA-TV in Atlanta, GA as a morning news anchor.[14]


  1. ^ "2011 Miss America Pageant Returns to Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas!". Miss America Organization. July 22, 2010. Archived from the original on 3 May 2012. Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Miss Arkansas 'Stuck in Dallas' By Winter Storm". Paris News. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2016 – via 
  3. ^ "Alyse Eady, Who Grew Up in Fo.." The Washington Post. 26 September 2006. Retrieved 14 November 2016 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ a b Strauss, Valerie (8 October 2006). "Five Teens Gain Recognition, Reward". Post-Tribune. Retrieved 14 November 2016 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ Bush, George W. (17 May 2004). "Remarks at Butterfield Junior High School in Van Buren, Arkanasas". Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. Retrieved 14 November 2016 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "MAOT History". Miss Arkansas Organization. Archived from the original on 7 July 2010. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 
  7. ^ Chiberoshka. "The Clog Dancing Ventriloquist Beauty Queen". YouTube. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 
  8. ^ "About Alyse". Miss Arkansas Organization. Archived from the original on 20 February 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 
  9. ^ Melendez Olivera, Gabriela (17 January 2011). "Dole Out of Hospital Lennon Collector Sued Young Miss America". The Washington Post. Retrieved 14 November 2016 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ Bowder, Mark (16 January 2011). "Brown Makes Top Five at Miss America". The Columbian. Retrieved 14 November 2016 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  11. ^ "The Oprah Winfrey Show (9a.m., Channel 7): Actor Russell". Chicago Sun-Times. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "Real Little Rock Wedding: Alyse and Patrick Lemmond". Arkansas Bride. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "Alyse Eady". THV 11. 9 October 2013. Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  14. ^ "FOX 5 welcomes Alyse Eady to Good Day Atlanta". WAGA-TV. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Sarah Slocum
Miss Arkansas
Succeeded by
Kristen Glover
Preceded by
Lindsey Wright
Miss Teen Arkansas-America
Succeeded by
Hannah Joiner