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Allison Rosati joined NBC 5 Chicago as an anchor/reporter in August, l990. In May, 1997 Rosati was promoted to co-anchor of NBC 5's 10 PM newscast. Rosati also co-anchors the station's weekday 6 PM newscast.
Prior to joining NBC 5, Rosati anchored the 6 and 10 PM newscasts at WGRZ-TV, in Buffalo, New York. Joining the staff there in July l987, Rosati was also a general assignment reporter.
Rosati, who is originally from Pine City Minnesota, started her career in Rochester, Minnesota in l985. KTTC-TV hired her as a general assignment reporter and in less than a year had promoted Rosati to producer and co-anchor of the 6:00 and 10:00 PM newscasts.
Committed to community service, Rosati serves as a volunteer for many Chicago-area organizations. She has been active with Big Brothers/Big Sisters for the past ten years. Currently, she sits on the board of directors and helps organize their two big yearly fund-raisers: "Bowl for Kids" and the celebrity golf outing. Rosati also helps the Greater Chicago Food Depository, March of Dimes, Salvation Army and the Ronald McDonald House. She also volunteers time to talk with area school children about the importance of education.
Rosati received a National Emmy for the "Survive Alive" Station Project and Fire Prevention special which she hosted and helped write. In 2000, she was honored with a Chicago Emmy Award for her role as host in "NBC 5 Presents: Millennium 2000. She also received an Excellence in Communications Award from the Justinian Society of Chicago, and the David Award for "Achievement in Broadcasting" by the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans. She was nominated by the Association of Women in Communications for "Outstanding Communicator of the Year." Her contributions to NBC 5's 10PM news were recognized when the Illinois Associated Press named it the "Best Newscast" in Illinois.
Although Rosati grew up in Minnesota, she was born in Dover, Delaware, in l963 where her father was stationed in the Air Force.
In l985, Rosati graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a double major in speech and communications and received cum laude honors. She was recently selected for Gustavus' First Decade Award for being the most accomplished Alumna of the Decade.
Rosati and her husband, Dr. Lee Dennis, have three children and are expecting a fourth in the spring.