The first thing you should know about Alicia is that her name is pronounced with four syllables rather than three. That’s because she is actually the daughter of Spanish-speaking parents. Her father was born in Cuba and her mother was reared in Colombia, so Spanish was the first language she spoke.
Alicia is a videographer, producer and editor working on our JS Creative Multimedia Team. She joined us after four years with FSN South where she conceived, designed and wrote promotional spots for live sporting events and sports programming. In 2007, Alicia’s Atlanta Braves promotional campaign was nominated for a Promax/BDA award. The series of spots finished in the top three for Best Regional Promo in North America. Prior to that, she held a similar position with UPN Atlanta, WUPA-TV, shooting, editing and promoting shows and movies. Her work earned a national Telly Award in 2004 for “Rock of the Marne,” a documentary about soldiers from Georgia’s 3rd Infantry Division chronicling their mission in Iraq and their return home.
She graduated cum laude from the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia. Her major was Broadcast News, and she originally thought her destination was the anchor desk. Just before graduation, however, she decided that gathering the news was more her bent, so she focused on a career on the production side. While at UGA, she also earned a degree in Spanish, which makes her a triple threat for clients who need bi-lingual video services.
Alicia spent a term abroad at The University of Oxford in England where she studied Chaucer Literature and British Landscaping Art. Her love for travel continues today. She and her husband, Zach, venture abroad at least once a year to experience other cultures. They also love cooking and entertaining, which they do often. The Harwells have two children, a baby daughter,Gwendoline, and a 100-pound yellow lab named Pete.