Rhiannon (Albertson) Ally
Rhiannon (Albertson) Ally, Raytown South High School, Class of 1999
Rhiannon (Albertson) Ally graduated from Raytown South High in 1999. She attended the University of Missouri, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and a minor in Political Science.
Rhiannon started her television career in Kansas City, MO at KCTV5 and in Topeka, Kansas at WIBW. While in Topeka she won a Kansas Association of Broadcasters Award for Best Morning Show and was voted one of Topeka’s Favorite Television Personalities.
Later she became the co-host of the nationally syndicated, “The Better Show,” a lifestyle and entertainment show airing in numerous markets across the United States. During this time, Rhiannon interviewed countless celebrities, including Madonna, Ashley Judd, Jake Gyllenhaaul, Denzel Washington, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Stewart, Maria Shriver, Caroline Kennedy, and Gloria Steinem. She traveled to New Orleans to help rebuild during the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. She covered the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles as and traveled to London for the World Premiere of “Avatar”. Rhiannon also had the chance to perform on stage in a Las Vegas Show. She has cooked with celebrity chefs, including Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, and Mario Batalli. She was also featured in a music video for musician Matt Whites’ song, “Falling in Love (With My Best Friend)”.
After hosting “The Better Show,” Rhiannon signed on with WCBS in New York City, where she served as an entertainment reporter and substitute anchor for the morning show. During her time there, she reported on the Elizabeth Taylor auction at the famed Christie’s Auction House. She also covered celebrity stories such as Kim Kardashian’s divorce and the birth of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy.
Rhiannon is currently the co-anchor of “World News Now” and “America This Morning."