Alison Bologna is an award-winning journalist who co-anchors NBC 10 News Sunrise with Frank Coletta Monday through Friday mornings and NBC 10 News at noon on Thursdays and Fridays. Readers of Rhode Island Monthly magazine have voted Alison the top female reporter in the market for two straight years before voting her the best morning female news anchor in 2016 and 2017. In 2018 Alison also began delivering food feature stories in partnership with leading local universities.
Prior to NBC 10, Alison anchored in Boston at Fox 25 News and produced undercover reports for "Dateline NBC" as one of the network's youngest producers in New York City.
Alison has covered stories in virtually every part of New England, delivering live breaking reports on all major events, including the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy, the Red Sox World Series' win and the tragic Station nightclub fire.
Several of her investigative reports have resulted in reforms at local and state levels. Notable reports include exposing holes in sex offender registry lists, overcrowding in state juvenile detention facilities, and a Vietnam veteran claiming to have earned his most prestigious medal, when in fact, the Army never issued it to him. After Alison broke that story, President Bush signed a bill into law to take the veteran's name off a Rhode Island post office.
Alison has received many honors and awards for her journalism work, including an Emmy Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, two Associated Press Awards, a Gracie Allen Award, an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, and two Clarion Awards. The Providence Business News recently named Alison as one of the "40 Under 40" professionals in the Ocean State, and the National Organization of Italian American Women honored Alison for her work in TV and in her community.
Alison graduated on the dean's list from Harvard University in 2015 with a master's degree in English. Before that she graduated with honors from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism outside of Chicago.
In her free time, Alison enjoys teaching yoga at her studio and running a non-profit organization she founded, which provides free yoga outreach programs for adults living with developmental disabilities, veterans, children in schools, shelters and prisons and men and women in recovery. For her work there, Alison has received many community awards, including the 2013 Women of Excellence Community Award, on behalf of The Women's Center of Rhode Island, The Rhode Island Small Business Journal's Entrepreneurial Woman to Watch Award 2014, the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award from LIFE, Inc. and a community leadership award from ARC of Blackstone Valley.
Alison has also been honored with an advocacy award by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse for her work with men and women in recovery, and the attorney general recently presented Alison with a justice award, which is given to individuals in recognition of their extraordinary commitment to justice, consumer protection, law enforcement, community outreach, and senior and environmental protection.
Alison currently serves as a trustee at the Old Slater Mill Museum in Pawtucket and on the board of trustees for the Pawtucket Boys and Girls Club and at The Providence Center.