Alina Machado

Alina Machado is a weekend anchor and a consumer investigative reporter who joined NBC6 in May of 2016. She anchors the weekend editions of NBC6 News at 6pm and 11pm, alongside NBC6 weekend anchor Chris Hush. She also leads the NBC6 Responds team and is thrilled to be helping solve consumer problems in her hometown.

Prior to joining the NBC6 investigative team as a consumer reporter, Machado was a network correspondent for CNN. She reported on some of the biggest national stories in recent years, including the church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina; the George Zimmerman trial and his brushes with the law; and the West Virginia chemical leak that tainted the water supply for hundreds of thousands of residents. Her stories and live reports often appeared on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español.

Before CNN, Machado spent a decade working at local TV stations throughout the country. Her career has included stops in major cities like Atlanta and Chicago. She was also a general assignment reporter for ABC 11 in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she covered the John Edwards campaign finance fraud trial, the 2011 deadly tornado outbreak and the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. In Milwaukee, she was a bilingual anchor and reporter for CBS 58/Telemundo Wisconsin. She made her on-air debut at WGEM-TV, the NBC affiliate in Quincy, Illinois, while she was a college student.

Machado graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She holds both master’s and bachelor’s degrees. She was also valedictorian at Miami Coral Park Senior High School.

After exploring other parts of the country, Machado is happy to be back in South Florida and raising a family of her own. She loves connecting with viewers when she’s out and about, so be sure to say hello if you see her!

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