Wale Aliyu joined the Boston 25 News team in August 2019 after spending three years covering news in the Big Apple. An Emmy award-winning journalist, Wale is thrilled to be living in Boston covering breaking news and sharing stories that matter most to New Englanders.
Before making the move to Boston, Wale worked as a reporter for WNBC in New York City. While there, he was on the frontlines of breaking news including two helicopter crashes, a fire at Trump Tower, multiple New Year's Eve celebrations and a run of suspicious packages that turned up throughout the city. Wale also brought viewers extensive coverage of the trial of Mexican drug kingpin, "El Chapo."
Prior to WNBC, Wale spent six years working in Ohio reporting for Cleveland's WKYC-TV and Dayton's WKEF-TV and WRGT-TV. He helped lead his station's coverage of the tragic police-involved shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. He also reported from the 2016 Republican National Convention. One of Wale's most memorable moments in Cleveland was reporting live following the Cavaliers 2016 World Championship win, ending the city's 52-year championship drought.
Wale began his career in the same city he grew up in, Columbia, Missouri. He wrote and reported for several news outlets there from radio and tv to digital platforms. Wale graduated Cum Laude with a Convergence/Broadcast Journalism degree from the University of Missouri.
When he's not working, Wale enjoys playing basketball, writing and performing poetry, and loves to dance. He is also an avid traveler who has been to 39 of the 50 states and four different continents! A native of Nigeria, Wale is excited to be in Boston with his wife. He is a member of the Boston Church of Christ and the National Association of Black Journalists Boston chapter.
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