Showing Up as a Leader

Ep.5 Alexis Christoforous, News Anchor, Business Correspondent

March 22, 2021 WINGS For Growth Season 1 Episode 5
Showing Up as a Leader
Ep.5 Alexis Christoforous, News Anchor, Business Correspondent
Show Notes

WINGS for Growth presents "Showing Up as a Leader" with Alexis Christoforous, a native New Yorker, an excellent cook & self-described Theater Geek. She resides in Manhattan with her husband and their three children.

She says that when the spotlight is on you, timing is key and solid teamwork is how you can get it all done. The media and entertainment industry is a highly competitive place and Alexis suggests to “succeed in it one has to be thick skinned, which comes with self love and confidence.” Her advice to married working women is “let your spouse know it’s a 50-50 situation and build that from the get go.”


  1. Carry your head high, walk the way you want people to see you. 
  2. If we don’t let people know what we need and want, they would not know, they are not mind readers, and we could be missing opportunities simply because we did not ask. 
  3. Knowing your audience and getting to know your subject are two very critical aspects of storytelling.

Guest Bio:

Alexis Christoforous is a New York-based Anchor & Reporter for Yahoo Finance. She is an award-winning network television and radio journalist, whose career has spanned on-air roles at CBS News and Bloomberg.  

Alexis hosts her own show on Yahoo Finance Live weekdays from 2pm-3pm ET where she interviews market movers, business leaders & CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. She anchored the live coverage of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, and All Markets Summits in NYC and Washington, DC. She was also host of the weekly podcast “Electionomics.”

Prior to joining Yahoo Finance, Alexis was an Anchor and Correspondent for CBS News, where she appeared on “The CBS Evening News,” “CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood,” “CBS This Morning” and over 200 CBS affiliate stations across the country. Her business reports have also been heard on the CBS Radio Network and its flagship New York station, NewsRadio 880. 

Alexis began her business news career at Bloomberg Television and Radio where she helped launch Bloomberg Television. She also anchored the national PBS program “Bloomberg Morning News” and was Bloomberg's first correspondent to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. 

She has covered major events: The Great Recession, the 9/11 attacks and the internet bubble & burst.  Additionally, Alexis has interviewed many top celebrities including Sara Jessica Parker, Matt Damon, Madonna, and Ringo Starr.

Alexis is a graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of  Music & Art and Performing Arts. She graduated cum laude from New York University with a BA in Broadcast Journalism and has served as an adjunct professor at NYU.

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