Allysa Cole is a news reporter at KSAT 12. She joined the station in September 2022.
Allysa comes to San Antonio from the Rio Grande Valley, where she worked at KGBT as a multimedia journalist, KRGV as a reporter and weekend anchor, and Spanish news content contributor for Azteca Valle “Hechos Valle.” During her time in the Valley, she covered several stories pertaining to immigration issues, local government corruption, the nation’s COVID-19 lockdown impact and vaccine relief.
Before making the big move to Texas, Allysa started her journalism career in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, as a digital content producer and production assistant for WDAM. Her passion for field reporting led her to become a multimedia journalist for WHPM FOX23 Hattiesburg.
During her time in the "Pine Belt," Allysa covered U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s “public hanging” remarks controversy, high infant mortality rates among African American women and the state of mental health among Mississippians.
Allysa is a Detroit native and University of Southern Mississippi alumna. Upon graduating from USM she received several college Associated Press awards, two bachelor’s degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Foreign Languages and Literature with a Spanish concentration.
Whenever she is off the clock she enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, cooking and spending time with her Shih Tzu, Duke. Allysa is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Midnight Golf Association and the National Association of Black Journalists.