Alysa Poindexter is a Producer/Writer for WPMT FOX43 News. The Lancaster County native graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in English, and has been working at FOX43 for the last 3 years.

When she isn’t writing, Alysa enjoys volunteering in her community.


Recent Articles
  • HSFF ‘Wired Up’ with Manheim Township Head Coach Mark Evans

    Every week during FOX43’s High School Football Frenzy, we put a microphone on a local coach to take viewers inside the game. This week, we put the mike on Manheim Township’s Head Coach, Mark Evans.

  • HSFF ‘Wired Up’ with J.P. McCaskey head coach Rob Monzone

    It’s the second week of FOX43’s High School Football Frenzy, and we’re continuing to take viewers inside some of the area’s big games by putting a microphone on a local coach. This week we put a mic on J.P. McCaskey’s head coach, Rob Monzone.

  • HSFF ‘Wired Up’ with Cedar Cliff head coach Colin Gillen

    We’re kicking off FOX43’s High School Football Frenzy, and each week  we put a microphone on a local coach to take viewers inside the game. This week, we put the mike on Cedar Cliff’s head coach, Colin Gillen.

  • Retreat Day held to help deaf Catholics connect in Cumberland County

    MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – A Catholic priest who serves the Archdiocese of Boston is ministering to the deaf community in Cumberland County. Father Shawn Carey led Retreat Day for deaf Catholics in Mechanicsburg. Father Carey is one of 14 deaf priests worldwide. The entire retreat is held in American Sign Language with no voice interpretation. It gives the deaf hope to continue to practice their faith despite not always being able to communicate in a church. “Because I’m a deaf priest, […]

  • Late veteran’s artwork on display in Cumberland County

    CARLISLE, Pa. – Memories sketched out in gray– a late Korean War veteran’s artwork is on display in Cumberland County. John A. Cook’s “Sleepless Nights” exhibit opened Friday at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle. The pencil drawings depict what he saw during the time he served in Korea from 1950 to 1951. After the war, Cook was an educator at Penn State University for 30 years. The purple heart recipient continued his passion as an artist– instructing […]

  • Mifflin County fire department starts anew after roof collapse

    REEDSVILLE, Pa. –  The Reedsville Fire Company held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new station on Fire house Boulevard. Back in March 2014, a compartment door accidentally opened up and took out a support wall at the old station– causing the collapse while crews were trying to respond to a house fire. The company was already in the process of moving into a new building next door. Now, after 2 years, the new building is finished and the crew […]

  • Ford Nationals celebrate ‘Starsky & Hutch’ in Carlisle

    CARLISLE, Pa. – The world’s largest all Ford event is back in Central Pennsylvania this weekend. This year, the Carlisle Ford Nationals is celebrating 40 years of Starsky and Hutch, with dozens of the limited edition cars used in the TV show and the movie. Fans made their way to the Carlisle Fairgrounds to check out the famous Fords and get autographs from the . In the show, the character David Starsky drove a 1975 Ford Gran Torino. Event coordinators […]

  • UPDATE: Missing Cumberland County teen found safe

    UPDATE: The Carlisle Police Department reports that Maddisyn Reisinger, 14, Carlisle, has been found safe and has been returned to her home. Previously reported:  CARLISLE, Pa. –  Police in Cumberland County are looking for 14 year-old Maddisyn Reisinger. Reisinger’s mother reported that she hadn’t heard from her daughter since Friday around 9:30 a.m. The teen was last seen at her home in the 100 block of Chestnut Avenue in Carlisle. She is believed to be with friends in the area. She is […]

  • Patients with ALS and families walk to defeat disease in Dauphin County

    DERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A Dauphin County community came together to raise awareness for an incurable disease. Patients with ALS along with their family members, friends, and caregivers gathered for the 2016 Hershey “Walk to Defeat ALS” at Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center. It’s often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, and it causes patients to eventually lose control of all voluntary muscles of the body. Saturday’s event raised money for research and patient service programs for those with ALS. “The turn […]