Alex comes to Aspen from KDLG, the public radio station in Dillingham, Alaska. There, he served as a “fish reporter,” producing nightly broadcasts for a fleet of boats in the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery. Living in a town of 2,500 people that was only reachable by plane and boat taught him about the profound value that public radio can bring to a community. His Alaskan reporting escapades included a bush plane trip to a tiny fishing village on the South Peninsula, in-depth breakdowns of salmon biology, and conversations with mining executives about the Pebble Mine project.
Before his time in Alaska, Alex spent four years at Elon University in North Carolina. There, he was a reporter for Elon News Network, where he covered just about every beat for just about every medium. Highlights include stories of Venezuelan students watching their country’s crisis from afar, a week of breaking news reporting on Hurricane Florence, and coverage of UNC Chapel Hill’s Confederate statue controversy.
While at Elon, Alex also worked as a sports correspondent for the Burlington Times-News, covering ACC football and basketball as well as Carolina Panthers NFL football.
When he’s not in the office, Alex enjoys hiking, practicing Spanish, playing basketball, and reading poetry. He was born and raised in Connecticut.