Alicia Barrera joined NBC 5 in December 2022 as a general assignments reporter for NBC 5 and Telemundo 39.
Alicia is a first-generation Mexican-American fluent in both Spanish and English. She was born in East Dallas, raised in Coppell and spent holidays with her family in San Luis PotosĆ, Mexico.
Before joining NBC 5, she reported and anchored in San Antonio for KSAT 12 News. During her four years in the Alamo City, Alicia reported on stories that centered around the Hispanic, Latino and Chicano communities. She also covered the aftermath of the Uvalde elementary school massacre, highlighting the efforts of neighbors, survivors and local leaders to rebuild their town.
She also anchored several nationally syndicated parades including the Day of the Dead Parade in 2021, Fiesta Flambeau Parade 2022 and Muertos Fest 2023.
Prior to her time in San Antonio, she worked as a Spanish-language multimedia journalist in the Rio Grande Valley for Telemundo 40. Her work along the Texas-Mexico border earned Alicia several Lone Star Emmy awards. Her efforts focused on the immigration crisis, influx of unaccompanied minors, visits from senior White House Officials and the effect of immigration and militarization of the border in local communities.
She also covered high-profile cases including of John Feit, the former priest convicted of murdering a local schoolteacher.
Alicia got her start in news as a graphics editor and multimedia journalist for Telemundo 60 in San Antonio in 2015 while completing her bachelorās degree. She graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio with a bachelorās in mass communications journalism and a minor in Spanish.
Alicia is excited to be back in Dallas to connect with the communities across North Texas. She loves to keep connected with viewers through social media, especially Instagram.