Alex-Holley
Alex Holley | Biography

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  • Full Name Abigail Gustafson
  • Nickname Alex Holley
  • Occupation News Reporter, Host
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Texas, USA
  • Birth Date May 04, 1985
  • Age 37 Years, 4 Months
Emmy-nominated Journalist at Fox 29

Alex Holley | Biography

Co-host of the morning shows 'Good Day Philadelphia' alongside journalist Mike Jerrick

In 2014, Fox 29 hired Holley as the co-host of their morning shows 'Good Day Philadelphia' alongside journalist Mike Jerrick. She joined the show to replace their former host, Sheinelle Jones. Sheinelle left 'Good Day Philadelphia' to accept the position of co-anchor of The Today Show on the NBC channel. Holley earned the co-host position on Fox 29 after a job interview with the show’s host, Mike Jerrick. Moreover, during her interview, she impressed him with the song 'Come On Over To My Place' by Teddy Pendergrass.


Alex Holley is an Emmy-nominated journalist. She currently appears on Good Day Philadelphia, a morning show on Fox 29, as its co-host.

Who is Alex Holley?

Holley is a multi-award-winning reporter and journalist. She stepped into professional journalism in January 2009. Before that, she worked for three months from June 2008 to August 2008 as an intern in the Interactive Department of Reach Media in Dallas, Texas.

At the beginning of her journalism career, Holley worked as a reporter and co-anchor for the KOMU-TV channel in Missouri. In addition, Holley also worked as an anchor for Newsy.com, an innovative multi-source news website. She is also on display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., in the digital journalism exhibit.

In 2012, She reported on everything from hurricanes to tropical storms to the Republican Presidential Primary Debates. Later, in 2014, she joined Fox 29 and is still on the channel as the regular host of Good Day Philadelphia alongside co-host Mike Jerrick.

Early Bio and Family

Alex Holley was born Abigail Gustafson to her parents, Robert and Diane Gustafson, on 4 May 1985. Born in Texas, the USA, she holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is African-American. 

Holley completed her high school studies at a local high school in Texas. Later, she joined the University of Missouri for a master's degree. She majored in broadcast journalism alongside Spanish language and sociology as minor subjects.

Holley’s father, Robert Gustafson, is a doctor, and her mother, Diane, is a medical nurse. She also has a godfather and her paternal grandfather, whose names she has not disclosed yet. However, she has shared several pictures of them on her social media handles.

On 21 June 2020, on the occasion of father’s day, she posted a group picture of herself with her father, grandfather, and godfather. Alongside the photo, she shared a status that suggests she is very close with them, and also, they are very supportive of her ventures. 

"So thankful for my “Father Tribe”: My Father, My Father’s Father, and my God Father!! They always stand by me, and they guide me through life with love and wisdom. I feel blessed 3x over... HappyFathersDay to all the dads AND father figures!" she captioned the post.

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Alex Holley's Family (from left to right Alex's Father, Grand Father, and God Father) (Photo: Instagram)

Fox 29

In 2014, Fox 29 hired Holley as the co-host of their morning shows Good Day Philadelphia alongside journalist Mike Jerrick. She joined the show to replace their former host, Sheinelle Jones. Sheinelle left Good Day Philadelphia to accept the position of co-anchor of The Today Show on the NBC channel.

Holley earned the co-host position on Fox 29 after a job interview with the show’s host, Mike Jerrick. Moreover, during her interview, she impressed him with the song 'Come On Over To My Place' by Teddy Pendergrass.

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With Fox 29, Holley has won several journalism awards. In addition, she has also received the nomination for the prestigious 'Emmy Award.' However, authentic internet sites have not published the details of her award nominations yet.

Where is She Now?

In early January 2022, Holley did not appear on several Fox 29 morning show episodes of Good Day Philadelphia. Naturally, it concerned her fans, and they started enquiring about her whereabouts on the internet and social media. However, neither Holley nor Fox 29 confirmed why she was absent. 

However, as of now, she has returned to her regular job as the co-host. Moreover, on 5 Feb 2022, she shared a video of herself from the Fox 29 studio.

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