Gina would go on to help out on the PHL 17 Morning Show as a fill-in weather anchor. Her years of ad-libbing while doing traffic live allowed her to fill in seamlessly.
It was then that 6ABC Action News hired Gina as a backup traffic reporter in December of 2016. She has been working for the station since.
Once Gina joined the 6ABC Action News team, they saw her passion for food and asked her to host a brand new cooking segment called, “In the Kitchen with Alessi,” where she would interview registered dietitians and they would cook meals using Alessi products. That show ran for 3 straight years on FYI Philly.
You can also catch Gina hosting the ever popular, “Shelter Me” segments profiling dogs from local rescues ready for adoption.
Gina wanted to be out in the community more hosting live events and has now done so for many years through the station. Once the pandemic hit, a lot of those events transitioned into virtual. Gina remains the station’s Facebook Live Host delivering numerous topics at different locations as well as working on the their weekend show, 6ABC Weekend Extra, where she profiles local businesses on a variety of topics.