Before joining Here & Now in fall 2005, Alex served nearly eight years as senior producer of WBUR’s Morning Edition. He was in charge of the daily broadcast and also produced many of the interviews host Bob Oakes conducted in the studio or out in the field. You’ll still hear his occasional reports on WBUR newscasts.
Before joining the WBUR news team, Alex spent 15 years at WILL, the NPR station at the University of Illinois. He started there as a part-time newswriter and reporter during graduate school and eventually moved up to news director and finally program director.
Alex has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Illinois.
In 2011, a Nashville songwriter heard Alex Ashlock’s interview with Paul Monti, who lost his son in Afghanistan. It inspired her to write “I Drive Your Truck.”
Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock lost his mother in 2003, but not a day goes by that he doesn’t want to call her.
BOSTON — Monday’s town hall starts at 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday’s at 10 a.m. Both meetings will take place at the Boston Public Library.
The directors of the Boston Marathon are speaking out for the first time since the day of the bombings, as they make decisions about next year’s race, and runners who couldn’t finish.
The makeshift memorials that sprang up around the Boston Marathon crime scene have been moved to Copley Square Park. Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock pays a visit.
Ever since the Boston Marathon bombings, memorials to the victims have sprung up at the barricades surrounding the crime scene. Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock spoke to visitors there.
For years, Alex Ashlock has covered the Boston Marathon for WBUR. He was along the course Monday, but instead of covering the post-race celebration, he ended up reporting on a crime scene.
So now the marathon that WBUR’s Alex Ashlock loves is tinged with tragedy, just like the marathon that inspired him to be a runner.
BOSTON — As more than 25,000 runners arrive in Hopkinton, Mass. Monday morning, will there be any surprises in today’s 117th running of the Boston Marathon?
We hear from past winners who attended the annual Champions’ Breakfast held by the Boston Athletic Association and get a preview of tomorrow’s big race.