Alice Gainer joined CBS2 as a reporter and anchor in January 2013. She covers breaking, feature and general assignment stories. From 2013-2019 she co-anchored the News at 9 on sister-station WLNY TV 10/55 with Dick Brennan.
Prior to joining CBS 2, Gainer reported for WNYW Fox 5 NY covering the Newtown, Connecticut shootings and Superstorm Sandy devastation and cleanup. While at Fox her stories were often seen nationally on Fox News Channel.
Before reporting for Fox 5,she was a reporter for News 12 New Jersey’s weekday morning show. She was also the weekend morning anchor and producer/host of a segment called “Get Fit Friday” from 2004-2012.
Additionally, Gainer has also appeared on Fox Business Network, CNN and Reuters Insider.
Prior to her career in television,Gainer worked in radio news at NPR affiliate WBGO, MetroNetworks: WABC, WOR, and Air America.
Gainer is an Emmy award-winning reporter. She’s the recent recipient of a 2017 New York Emmy for “Crime News”. She also won a 2016 New York Emmy for “Entertainment News” and a 2014 New York Emmy for “Spot News.” She’s a 10-time New York Emmy nominated reporter in the categories of live Reporter as well as Health/Science News, Spot News and Entertainment News.
Other recognition includes a 2019 New York State Broadcasters Association Award for “Outstanding Spot News”, 1st Place Associated Press awards and a PRNDI award.
Gainer is a graduate of Fordham University in the Bronx, NY where she worked for the NPR affiliate WFUV 90.7FM. As a college student she was awarded a “Gracie Allen” for her reporting.
A New Jersey native, she is proud to call the tri-state area home.