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Alysia Sofios

Alysia Sofios is an award-winning journalist who is known in the Fresno area for her exclusive stories about the Marcus Wesson murders. She was the first reporter to hear about the story from police and the only reporter to obtain interviews with most of Wesson's family.

Sofios majored in journalism at Michigan State University. In 2000, she became a reporter and anchor at Fox affiliate WSYM in Lansing, Michigan. She was recognized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for her work covering the local impact of the Iraq War. She later accepted a reporting position at Fox affiliate KMPH in Fresno, California, where she remains as a reporter. She has covered the Scott Peterson and Marcus Wesson trials. Several of her stories have appeared on Fox News and CNN.
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Journalist Alysia Sofios Talks About Her Inspiring New Book Where Hope Begins

WHERE HOPE BEGINS is the inspiring true story of a reporter who adopts a family of abuse victims, risking her job and possibly her life.

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.

Q. What was/is your favorite job?

A. I love anything that requires writing or talking, so I’m pretty well set right now.

Q. Where did you go to high school and/or college?

A. I was born and raised in Michigan and went to Michigan State University. GO SPARTANS!

Q. What is your favorite television show?

A. House, American Idol, Hell's Kitchen. So basically any Fox show that stars a rude, yet charming British guy.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. The great Frank Sinatra

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