Alex joined KARE 11 as a Multimedia Journalist in March of 2019. Before moving to the Twin Cities, Alex was a Multimedia Journalist at WPTV in West Palm Beach, Fla. He also worked at NBC26 in Green Bay, Wis. (He is not a Packers fan!) and KFYR in Bismarck, ND.
So Alex is no stranger to the cold!
Alex was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and graduated from West Virginia University.
Alex received several Emmy nominations for his work in Florida, particularly for his coverage of the movement in the wake of the Parkland shooting in 2018, including a 20-minute documentary. He has also been recognized for his environmental work on Florida's toxic algae crisis.
Despite leaving constant warm weather in Florida, Alex is thrilled to call the Twin Cities home and is looking forward to sharing your stories.
When I was young I wanted to be: A Sportscenter anchor.
Why do you like your job? I love meeting new people. Everyday is something new and of course, I love being able to tell stories each and every day.
Favorite story you ever worked on: As part of my environmental coverage down in Florida, I met two women who clean up beaches constantly. The different stuff they found washed up on the beaches was incredible! After collecting plastic and trash, they would turn that around into what they call "Trash Art". They now have more than 1,000 sculptures on display to raise awareness of pollution.
Favorite sport to play: I love baseball. I played little league and I played in high school. There's nothing like catching a game at the ballpark. You'll probably find me at Target Field quite often.
Favorite sports teams: HUGE Nationals fan! I saw on the schedule they're playing the Twins the 2019 season! The West Virginia Mountaineers will always be my college sports team being my alma mater. I am also a Redskins fan.
Family: My mother lives just outside of Washington D.C. My older brother lives in San Francisco. So I'll be visiting both coasts quite often.
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Alex on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexHaganKARE11