Ali Lanyon is the anchor of abc27 news Daybreak from 4:30-7:00 a.m..
Ali joined abc27 in 2002 as a reporter. She has covered stories in every corner of the midstate, with an emphasis on Cumberland County.
Throughout her career she has reported on everything from murder trials and tornadoes to the Dillsburg Pickle Drop on New Year's Eve. She has also covered major political events including Hillary Clinton's primary victory and the defeat of Senator Arlen Specter.
Ali has traveled to tell some of her most memorable stories. She reported from Shanksville, PA on the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, went to Washington D.C. to cover the death of President Ronald Reagan, and flew to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to follow local volunteer efforts.
Ali has earned three regional Emmy awards since joining abc27. Her first two awards were for outstanding reporting in the Health and Science field. In 2010 she was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding On-Camera Reporter in the Features and Human Interest category. She has also been honored numerous times by the Associated Press.
In 2009, Ali was honored by the Dauphin County Victim Witness Assistance Program as the Media Advocate of the Year. She also received recognition from the U.S. Marshal Service for her work to educate the public about an initiative called Operation Safe Surrender.
Ali grew up in Royersford, PA. She attended Hofstra University on Long Island where she graduated summa cum laude and played Division I field hockey.
In her spare time Ali enjoys traveling, reading, shopping, and visiting the Delaware beaches.
She married her husband, Jonathan, in 2008. The couple welcomed a son, Alexander, in 2011.
Tuesday, May 14 2013 5:17 PM EDT2013-05-14 21:17:52 GMT
For four years, Maria Vindas has lived without answers. She doesn't know who killed her ex-husband, Hector Ortiz-Fuentes. And for the life of her, she cannot figure out why. "What happened to him hadMore >>
For four years, Maria Vindas has lived without answers.More >>
Monday, February 11 2013 7:16 PM EST2013-02-12 00:16:33 GMT
Halestorm struck Grammy gold Sunday night. The band, which got its start in Red Lion, York County, won the Grammy award for the best Hard Rock/Metal performance with their song "Love Bites." HalestormMore >>
Halestorm struck Grammy gold Sunday night. The band, which got its start in Red Lion, York County, won the Grammy award for the best Hard Rock/Metal performance with their song "Love Bites." More >>
Thursday, February 7 2013 5:20 PM EST2013-02-07 22:20:02 GMT
Like most expectant mothers, Nichole Ward tries to avoid anything that might harm her unborn daughter. "Well you definitely hear of alcohol all the time...the smoking," Ward said. But she is also focusedMore >>
Like most expectant mothers, Nichole Ward tries to avoid anything that might harm her unborn daughter.
Tuesday, February 5 2013 5:46 PM EST2013-02-05 22:46:08 GMT
When Senad Sabic talks about his wife, Rezija, he remembers her with a smile. "She was really pretty," he said. The couple started their family in war-torn Bosnia. Senad was in the Army and said theirMore >>
Investigators are still trying to figure out who killed a 39-year-old mother on her front porch in a supposedly peaceful neighborhood. Who killed her...and why?More >>
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