He returns to Chicago after working as digital editor of the Lawrence Journal-World in Lawrence, Kan., where he began his journalism career as a general assignment and education reporter. His all-time best assignment was traveling to the California desert to spend a week with the 1st Infantry Division, following soldiers as they trained for war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Previously, he covered public health for the Chi-Town Daily News, Cook County government for the Chicago Current, and the 2008 presidential election for MTV News. His work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Reader, RedEye, the Huffington Post, and more.
He graduated from Miami University, and pursued a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas. He lives in Lakeview.
Fun Fact: The greatest moment of Alex’s life — to date — was watching the Blackhawks win the 2010 Stanley Cup.