Rhiannon Ally joined 41 Action News in June 2015. Prior to joining KSHB-TV, Ally was co-anchor of “CBS4 This Morning” and “CBS4 News at Noon” at WFOR-TV in Miami, Florida. Ally is the wife of 41 Action News co-anchor Mike Marusarz, making them the first husband and wife anchor team in the history of local news in Kansas City. She co-anchors 41 Action News at 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM alongside Marusarz.
While at WFOR in Miami, Ally anchored breaking news from across the country including the Boston Marathon Bombing and Hurricane Sandy. As a new mom herself, Ally also started her own weekly series focusing on modern day parenting, and incorporated Miami hot spots for fitness, food and fun for moms. Ally joined WFOR from WCBS in New York where she served as an entertainment reporter and substitute anchor.
Prior to CBS, Rhiannon co-hosted the nationally syndicated lifestyle and entertainment program "Better TV" where she conducted one-on-one interviews with a long list of news makers including Madonna, Denzel Washington, Caroline Kennedy, and Gloria Steinem. Rhiannon traveled to New Orleans to help rebuild on during the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina special. She reported from the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles and traveled to London for the World Premiere of “Avatar”.
Rhiannon performed on stage in a Las Vegas Show and cooked with celebrity chefs, including Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, and Mario Batalli. She was also featured in a music video for musician Matt White’s song, “Falling In Love (With My Best Friend).”
The Kansas City Metro native began her on-air career Topeka, as a morning anchor at WIBW-TV, where she won a Kansas Association of Broadcasters Award for Best Morning Show and was voted one of Topeka’s Favorite Television Personalities.
"I've been fortunate to have some amazing experiences around the country growing my career. Now, as we grow our family, I'm excited to experience Kansas City, our hometown, as a mother -- with many of our family and friends nearby. We can't wait to show our son all the wonderful things about this area. From the Chiefs and Royals to all the fantastic restaurants, he will get to know an area that is very special to us."
Ally, who attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City, grew up in Raytown and was recently inducted into the "Raytown Schools Hall of Fame."
Rhiannon welcomes any story ideas. So if you have one, let her know!
Where else have you worked? CBS Miami, CBS New York, The Better Show, KCTV5, WIBW
Where did you go to college? UMKC
What are you most proud of when it comes to your work? What are you most proud of in your own life? I’m most proud of my interviewing skills.
What do you love about Kansas City? I love the food! Some of the best restaurants in the world are right here in KC.
What are your favorite local hangouts/places, sports & cultural institutions? Chiefs, Royals, Margarita’s or anywhere on Southwest Boulevard for Mexican food.
All-time favorites... (movies, shows, books, music)
Book: The Bell jar by Sylvia Path
Shows: Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, House of Cards, Orange is the new Black
Movies: Girl, Interrupted, Brokedown Palace, The Way We Were, Funny Girl, The Mirror Has Two Faces
Music: Mumford and Sons, Beyonce, Rolling Stones,
Other than 41 Action News, you get your news from...? Everywhere! I am always looking. News can come from your own neighborhood!
Apps you can't live without?
Amazon, Pinterest, Goodreads, Kindle, Yelp, Fandango