Alissa Irei has a M.A. in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She also has a B.A. in Political Science from Davidson College.
Before taking this job at KTVM, Alissa worked as a reporter at KECI in Missoula, also anchoring NBC Montana's regional weekend newscasts. Prior to that, she worked as a reporter in Charleston, South Carolina.
Alissa grew up in Phoenix, and has extended family in Hawaii and Texas. When she was growing up, her family vacationed every summer in Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park, so she has a deep-seated love for Western Montana.
She enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, writing, yoga, country music and spending time with her black Standard Poodle, Walter.