Allison Childers

Allison Childers

Assistant News Director

Baton Rouge, La.

Multi-media journalist Allison Childers re-joined the WAFB news team in March 2018 as a story builder and digital content producer. Allison, who has been with the Raycom News Network since 2005, previously worked as a freelance producer for WAFB in 2017, producing 9News at Noon and 9News at 5.

Allison currently oversees content on WAFB’s health section on the station website and app. She is also the creative force behind WAFB’s Get Fit Red Stick Facebook community group. She hosts a weekly web series in the group interviewing fitness experts. It airs every Wednesday at 4 p.m. live on Get Fit Red Stick.

The self-proclaimed news nerd spent 10 years at our sister station, KSLA News 12, where she worked as both a producer and reporter. She was also the honorary special projects coordinator, producing more than 20 special broadcasts ranging from flood specials to campaign coverage and her favorite, live Mardi Gras parade broadcasts.

Allison was selected as a member of Raycom’s Leadership Program in 2012. She also spent seven years as the morning manager and Executive Producer of KSLA News 12 This Morning.

Allison met and fell in love with her husband Fred in a newsroom. The couple moved to Baton Rouge in 2016. During that time, she continued to freelance for Raycom, filling in at stations across the south, from Hattiesburg, MS to Sarasota, FL. Allison was part of the Raycom Relief team called to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Florida in fall 2017 and Hurricane Florence in North Carolina in fall 2018.

Allison, born and raised in East Texas, studied broadcast journalism at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. There she was a reporter for the school’s tv station, SFA-TV2, and the radio station, KSAU 90.1. She was also an SFASU cheerleader, and captain for the All-Girl squad, but this football season you’ll see her cheering on the LSU Tigers from the stands in Death Valley.

As the station fitness fanatic, she loves to try out new fitness trends, whether it’s goat yoga or a bungee workout. She is currently training to complete her first 5K without stopping to walk.

Allison loves to read and write and hopes to publish her own book series one day. She’s always open to recommendations for a good book, especially if it has an unexpected twist.

On weekends you’ll likely find Allison and her husband trying out area restaurants or hanging out at home with their two dogs, DeOro and Coco.

Contact Allison via email at achilders@wafb.com.

Education:

  • Stephen F. Austin State University: Journalism with emphasis in Radio/TV

Recent Articles by Allison

Dietician shares healthy Thanksgiving recipes

OLOL needs all blood type donations during ‘Just Our Type’ campaign

  When should you donate blood? NOW

  Top 10 reasons to donate blood

Can I donate blood?

  Over 460 cases of hepatitis A confirmed in Louisiana outbreak

  Baton Rouge Residents donate blood in aftermath of El Paso and Dayton shootings

  Shrimp Basket closes Baton Rouge locations

  Gulf Coast Brotherhood Ride trains to honor fallen heroes

Wellness Day for Women happening Saturday at Pennington

Local cheerleaders to host fundraiser, ‘Cheering for Breanna’

  Woman’s offers Louisiana’s only CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program

BRG hosting free lunch to discuss cardiovascular disease in women

Botanical symposium includes native plant exhibits and free health screening

  Firefighter accused of stealing trucks multiple times; fire chief speaks out

Pop-up event coming to Perkins Rowe includes free community workout

Late registration still available for 4th Annual Amazing Half Marathon

YMCA offers year-round swim training

Belle of Baton Rouge wants you to ‘Spring into Good Health’

  New art pieces represent cancer journey and healing

Woman’s Hospital offers classes teaching babysitting skills

  Cancer survivor makes donation for new art installation at Woman’s Hospital

  Free screening to help identify carotid artery disease

  URGENT: Blood donors needed

Patient Plus opens new Urgent Care Clinic in Delmont

  Cancer Services gives teenagers with cancer ‘High Hopes’

  Former coach saved by world’s smallest pacemaker

  Woman’s Center for Wellness becomes certified medical fitness facility

  Can a health journal help you crush your fitness goals?

  Hundreds of runners wear pink for 2019 Baton Rouge Race for the Cure