Alicia Menendez is a journalist and multimedia storyteller. Named “Broadcast Journalism’s New Gladiator” by Elle Magazine, “Ms. Millennial” by The Washington Post, and a “Content Queen” by Marie Claire, Alicia has quickly become a force in American media.
Alicia joined Fusion TV in 2013, as the host of a nightly news and pop culture show. In its first year on air, Alicia Menendez Tonight was honored with a Gracie Award for “Outstanding Talk Show.” In addition to her nightly show, Alicia produced and hosted a one-hour primetime special, Generation in Crisis, for which she traveled to El Salvador, Rwanda and a Syrian refugee camp in Northern Jordan. During the 2016 Presidential primaries, Alicia co-moderated the Iowa Brown and Black Forum, pressing the Democratic hopefuls on issues of importance to Latino and African-American communities. Alicia has also contributed reporting to ABC’s Nightline and World News Tonight, as well as ABC’s Emmy-nominated 2014 Election Night coverage, and shared her spirited take on current events on Good Morning America, This Week and The View.
Prior to joining Fusion, Alicia was one of eight inaugural hosts and producers for HuffPost Live, the Huffington Post’s Internet-based video streaming network. There she interviewed a wide range of celebrities and newsmakers, and co-anchored five hours of breaking news coverage after the Boston Marathon bombing and six hours of live coverage on Election Night 2012.
A native of Union City, New Jersey, Alicia is a graduate of Harvard College. She lives in Miami, Florida with her husband and daughter.