Ali Lanyon is the co-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 spending time with her family.
She married her husband, Jonathan, in 2008. The couple welcomed a son, Alexander, in 2011 and a daughter, Emerson, in 2013.
Wednesday, March 19 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-03-19 20:59:37 GMT
Kevin Thomas remembers his sister, Diane Scott, with a smile. "She was very loud and very funny and always had a story to tell," he said. But Scott's story remains a mystery. Her final chapter is yetMore >>
Kevin Thomas remembers his sister, Diane Scott, with a smile.
Friday, August 30 2013 12:35 PM EDT2013-08-30 16:35:13 GMT
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An Amber Alert issued Thursday night has been lifted after police found the two young girls in a hotel Friday morning. More >>
Friday, August 2 2013 10:24 PM EDT2013-08-03 02:24:15 GMT
Hanover police said they arrested a 32-year-old man for stabbing his father to death "in hopes he would go to prison." Police were called to a home on the 100 block of Stock Street around 9:30 p.m. ThursdayMore >>
Hanover police said they arrested a 32-year-old man for stabbing his father to death "in hopes he would go to prison."More >>
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