Alana Holland joined WNEM in January 2014 as a reporter for the TV-5 Wake-Up team. A self-declared morning person, she loves telling the news to start your day.
Alana is a Michigan native and calls the small "alpine-village" of Gaylord her hometown. Aside from a few years growing up in Tampa, FL, she will always think of herself as a Michigander.
Her love for news started at a young age when she made her first newspaper to pass out to her 5th grade class on Microsoft Paint. The first headline? "Who's crushing on who, and guess who got the most A's."
"A Laker for a Lifetime," Alana graduated from Grand Valley State University with dual majors in Broadcasting and Journalism. There she was co-anchor and multimedia journalist for the student news station GV Today. She also interned at WOOD TV8, Cumulus Media, WGVU, and reported and edited for the school newspaper.
Most recently, she reported for Michigan Radio-NPR.
Alana also spend a summer studying theatre in London and exploring Europe, where she caught a bad case of the travel bug.
Now she's excited to explore the Great Lakes Bay Region and meet the great people who live here. She can't wait to tell your stories!
Alana loves to travel and explore culture and the outdoors, working out, spending time with family and friends, and is a self-admitted coffee addict. She enjoys hockey, fashion, and is, surprisingly, a pretty great cook.
You can contact Alana by emailing her at: AlanaLHolland@wnem.com