Allison Rosati is anchor of the award winning NBC 5 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
Rosati joined the NBC 5 family as an anchor and reporter in August 1990. Viewers first got to know Allison on "First Thing in the Morning." Five years later she began anchoring the early evening news. And in May 1997 Rosati was promoted to co-anchor of NBC 5's 10 p.m. newscast.
Originally from Pine City, Minnesota, Rosati started her career in Rochester, Minnesota at KTTC-TV in 1985. In July of 1987, Rosati was hired by WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, New York to report and anchor the 6 & 11 p.m. newscasts.
In 1985, Rosati graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a double major in speech and communications and received cum laude honors. Gustavus has honored Rosati with its First Decade Award and its Distinguished Alumni award for her achievements in journalism.
Allison has been honored with numerous national and local awards for her work on stories, series and specials that impact our communities. The Emmy award winning “Wednesday’s Child” resulted in many adoptions for children looking for forever families. The American Women in Radio and Television recognized her work on the “Smart Choices, Safe Kids” special with a national Gracie Award. The program educated kids and parents about child predators and how to recognize the lures they use. Additionally Rosati received the prestigious Dante Award from the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans -- an annual award to journalists who are “not a timid friend to truth.”
So whether Allison is being honored by the local war veterans organization for her support of the troops, or out in the neighborhoods to interview women for the political pulse of our times, she is known and applauded for her integrity, passion and commitment!
Committed to community service, Rosati volunteers her time to many Chicago-area organizations. She is passionate about giving back and has a special affection for charities that benefit children in need.