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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 3:51pm

Adrienne Alvarez - Anchor/Reporter

Adrienne Alvarez Anchor/Reporter

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Adrienne was raised in Old Bridge, N.J. to Cuban-immigrant parents. Their work ethic and drive to succeed inspired her to blaze her own trail.

She became interested in television news and journalism at a young age watching Katie Couric and Ann Curry every morning while getting ready for school, as well as reading the paper with her father on Sundays.

Adrienne received a B.A. in Journalism after three years at the University of Arizona -- go wildcats!

Her career began at KGUN-TV in Tucson, Arizona, as an associate producer. She then worked her way up to weekend anchor at KJCT-TV in Grand Junction, Colorado. That was followed by a return trip to Tucson as freelance reporter for KMSB-TV.

After coming to El Paso as a KTSM reporter in 2007, she moved up the ranks to become weekend anchor before joining KDBC-TV Local 4 News as evening anchor in 2010. Adrienne then returned to the NewsChannel 9 airwaves in July 2012.

During her time in El Paso, Adrienne has won several awards, including an Emmy in 2009 for a piece covering Ignacio Ramos on his first day of freedom from prison and house arrest. He is the former Border Patrol agent whose sentence for shooting a smuggler was commuted by former President George W. Bush.

Most recently, she was honored by YOU as "What's Up 2011's Best Newscaster Under 40."

Adrienne loves to inspire with her stories because she believes it is her job to impact viewers in a positive way.

In her time off, she enjoys dancing, a good game of Scrabble and spending time with her family.