Wale Aliyu (Journalist)

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Wale Aliyu became a valued member of the Boston 25 News team in August 2019, bringing with him three years of experience covering news in New York City. As an Emmy award-winning journalist, Wale is enthusiastic about living in Boston and is dedicated to reporting breaking news and stories that hold significant meaning for the people of New England.

Before his move to Boston, Wale served as a reporter for WNBC in New York City. During his time there, he was at the forefront of covering breaking news events, including two helicopter crashes, a fire at Trump Tower, various New Year’s Eve celebrations, and a series of suspicious packages discovered throughout the city. Wale also provided extensive coverage of the trial of Mexican drug kingpin “El Chapo.”

Prior to WNBC, Wale spent six years working in Ohio, reporting for WKYC-TV in Cleveland and WKEF-TV and WRGT-TV in Dayton. He played a pivotal role in leading his station’s coverage of the tragic police-involved shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice and reported from the 2016 Republican National Convention. One of his most memorable moments in Cleveland was reporting live following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ historic 2016 World Championship win, breaking the city’s 52-year championship drought.

Wale’s journalism journey began in his hometown, Columbia, Missouri, where he wrote and reported for various news outlets across radio, television, and digital platforms. He graduated Cum Laude with a Convergence/Broadcast Journalism degree from the University of Missouri.

Beyond his professional life, Wale is a man of diverse interests. He enjoys playing basketball, writing and performing poetry, and has a passion for dancing. He’s also an avid traveler who has explored 39 of the 50 states and four different continents. As a native of Nigeria, Wale is excited to be in Boston with his wife and actively participates in the Boston Church of Christ and the National Association of Black Journalists Boston chapter.

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