Alice Cook

Sports

Alice Cook is a sports reporter for WBZ-TV. She began her career at the station in October 1984 as a sports producer for the 6:00PM and 11:00PM newscasts. In January 1985 Cook began reporting for the station, covering college and major national sporting events including the World Series, the NBA Championships, the Stanley Cup Finals, the Superbowl, Major League Baseball's All Star Game, the Ryder Cup, the Olympic Games and the Boston Marathon.

Cook was a member of the 1976 United States Olympic Team in figure skating. She was also a World Team member the same year. Throughout her skating career, Cook won numerous national and international awards including the U.S. National Silver Medal in pairs.

Since 2002, Cook has covered 5 World Champion teams, including the 2004 and 2007 Boston Red Sox and the 2002, 2004, and 2005 New England Patriots. She has followed the Patriots extensively for ten years.
From 2001-2002 Cook worked as a reporter for ESPN. Her reports appeared on "Sportscenter" and "Outside the Lines." Cook won the Gracie Award in April 2002 for a story she did for "Outside the Lines" on Mari-Rae Sopper, a former gymnast killed in the September 11 attack on the Pentagon. The Gracie Award is named after Gracie Allen, and is given for excellence in portraying women in a positive light.

In 1998, Cook covered the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan for CBS4 and Turner Sports. She hosted a daily figure skating program for the Turner Network called "The Cutting Edge." Cook worked as a reporter for Turner's figure skating coverage during the 1998-1999 competitive season.

In 1994 Cook covered the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, providing live and taped reports on the figure skating competitions for WBZ-TV.

In addition to her sports reporting for the station, Cook co-hosted "Rap Around," WBZ-TV's local award-winning program for teens in the region. The only program of its kind in the area from 1987 to 1998, "Rap Around" provided a forum for youngsters to express their feelings about the problems and issues that affect them. The program was honored with the Action for Children's Television award, two Service to Children awards from the National Association of Broadcasters, and numerous Parents' Choice awards.

In 2002 Cook won the New England Women's Fund (New Fund) media award for her achievements as a pioneer in her field.

Over the last 10 years Cook has provided play-by-play coverage from the women's lead truck for the Boston Marathon, and has reported from the finish line. She ran and finished the 1997 Boston Marathon in 4 hours, 20 minutes.

Cook is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and speech communication. She lives in the Greater Boston area with her husband and three children.
Boston's WBZ-TV is owned and operated by CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.