Bio Profile / Wiki Information
- Alison Bologna is an American community relations professional, yoga instructor, philanthropist, television news anchor and non-profit founder from Providence, Rhode Island.
- Full of life and passionate about her work, Alison enjoys giving back to the community and takes every chance she can get to connect with new people from all walks of life.
Personal Life & Family Background :
- Bologna was born on the December 15, 1975. She now lives and works in Rhode Island.
- She is engaged to Dave Mongeau, who was a photographer at Boston’s WCVB-TV. The two had also created a business called Shri Bark, focusing on health and fitness.
Early Life & Education :
- Alison attended Northwestern University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from their Medill School of Journalism.
- She then went on to Columbia University where she earned an Honors Degree in Journalism from their Graduate School of Journalism.
- Later, she obtained her Master’s Degree in English from Harvard University and was a part of the Dean’s list in 2015.
Job, Salary & Net Worth :
- In 1998, Bologna joined NBC News and worked with them as a TV News Producer for around 4 years. During her time with NBC, she was part of the Dateline NBC Investigative Team that won multiple awards for various hard-hitting stories. She was also one of the youngest producers working for the network.
- Alison moved on to WJAR-TV in October of 2002 to work as a V News Reporter. She reported on all of the network’s big shows and won Murrow and AP Awards.
- Bologna left WJAR-TV in 2006 and relocated to the Greater Boston Area where she worked as a reporter and TV news anchor for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
- She is still part of the WJAR-TV team but in 2011, she joined the network’s broadcasting studios in Providence, Rhode Island as a TV news anchor.
- In April 2012, Alison founded the Shri Service Corps, a nonprofit organization that provides free yoga classes for students in clinics, schools, and shelters and for veterans. The Shri Service Corps aims to build local communities by promoting compassion and healthier lifestyles.
- In 2015, she produced and hosted an hour-long documentary for PBS named “Healing Violence”. It focused on the conditions of state prisons and social service agencies.
Fun Facts, Height & Awards :
- Alison is passionate about community service and philanthropy. She is an active member of several boards including the Pawtucket’s Boys and Girls Club, the Providence Center and the Old Slater Mill Association.
- Alison has received several accolades throughout her career including an Emmy Award, 2 Associated Press Awards, an Edward R. Award, a Gracie Allen Award, 2 Clarion Awards and an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award.
- Bologna was also part of the “40 under 40” Ocean State professionals list that was published by the Providence Business News.
- She was also honored by the National Organization of Italian American Women for her community service and TV work.
- Other accolades that Alison has received over the years include the ‘Volunteer of the Year Award’ that she received from LIFE, Inc. in 2013 and the Attorney General Justice Award that she received from the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office in 2014.
- A certified yoga instructor, she has more than 2,000 hours of Yoga teaching experience.