Allie Herrera

Allie Herrera

Reporter

Memphis, TN

Allie Herrera joined the WMC Action News 5 team July of 2018 as a reporter/multimedia journalist. She’s excited to live in part of the country she’s never explored before.

Allie graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish. She also minored in nutrition.

Allie’s family is originally from Lima, Peru. She was born in Lima and moved to the United States when she was about 6 years old. It wasn’t until 2018 that Allie had the chance to go back to Peru and visit places from her childhood. Allie’s bilingual so please say "hola" if you see her!

Allie originally wanted to study kinesiology but quickly realized math and science were not her strengths. She found her passion in journalism at URI and started writing for the school newspaper. She interned at several television stations including WJAR, WTNH and FiOS1 News in New York.

Before moving to Memphis, Allie worked at the NBC affiliate in Rhinelander, Wisconsin for about two years. There she worked as a multimedia journalist, fill-in anchor and occasional producer.

Allie can’t wait to share your stories and looks forward to meeting as many people as she can. You’ll likely see her working out along Riverside Drive or inside a CrossFit gym. She’s a Level 1 CrossFit Coach at CrossFit Blue Blood in Olive Branch.

Feel free to reach out to Allie. You can send her an email, Facebook message or tweet.

Watch Allie weekdays at 5 and 6 p.m. on WMC Action News 5.


Recent Articles by Allie

  Investigation underway after tree in honor of Elaine Massacre victims is cut

  Memphis Zoo parking lot construction to begin Monday

  No criminal charges filed against Ark. officer fired for pointing gun at driver during traffic stop

  SCSO: No tips received in search of missing Cordova mother

  Memphis teen saves man while at summer camp program in Israel

  Hundreds released from ICE custody after raids in Miss.

  Former Memphis football player files lawsuit against school over dismissed rape case

  More than 400 citations issued statewide after Hands-Free Law went into effect

  Southaven first responders hoping for additional bullet-resistant gear

  Memphis Police see decrease in shooting incidents from this time last year

  How bullet-resistant vests can save law enforcement officers

  Southaven Police officer released from hospital, saved by bullet resistant vest

  Police chief: Recent active shooter training ‘saved lives’ during Southaven Walmart shooting

  Memphis police working to hire more Latino, Spanish-speaking officers

  Homicide rate up in Memphis from previous year

  West Memphis PD gets more than 70 nalaxone kits

  Mid-South businesses prepare for tax-free weekend

  Erase the Hate: Mississippi tattoo parlor offering free cover-ups for former white supremacists

  Two more scooter companies to roll out in Memphis this summer

  Local organizations provide parents, pet owners with heat safety tips

  Collierville officer returns fire at suspect during chase, wounding him

  Free sandbags available in Crittenden County as remnants of Barry fall across the Mid-South

  West Memphis Police Department welcomes new officers

  Experts warn against expired sunscreen

  Body recovered from backyard at Southaven home as police investigate ‘shallow grave’

  70-year-old man killed at home in Dyersburg; police, TBI investigating

  Families mourn loss of 2 men killed in July 4 ATV crash

  MHP investigating hit and run after DeSoto county teen dies

  Surveillance video shows altercation between inmate, deputies at Shelby County Jail

  New Tennessee law makes it illegal to hold phone while driving