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.
He’s being remembered in Seattle and Oakland, but especially in Boston where that dramatic home run in 1986 kept the city’s World Series hopes alive for a few more days that season.
Alex Ashlock went to Louisville to watch the championships for the first time since 1982. He brought back this report.
Fifty years ago, Joe Galloway was covering – and participating in – the first major battle involving U.S. forces in the Vietnam War.
Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock speaks with 93-year-old Eileen Merullo of Revere, Mass., who served in the Army during WWII.
The current world record is 2 hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds, but a new book argues a faster marathon could happen in the future.
Like the real-life story that inspired her hit song, Connie Harrington now drives a pickup truck to remember a loved one who died.
They’re not spending their time telling war stories. Instead, they’re promoting service and sacrifice to the public – especially students.
There are currently 78 living recipients of the nation’s highest military honor and convention organizers say more than three dozen of them will be part of the events in Boston this week.
Runners hoping to compete in the 2016 Boston Marathon will likely spend some portion of their day poised at computers, as registration for next year’s marathon opens Monday morning.
Hundreds of fans chanted and waved the flag of the Dominican Republic, where the former Red Sox ace was born, as he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday.
Pedro Martinez was elected to the Hall of Fame the first time he was eligible, and Sunday he will be formally inducted.
The Founding Father believed July 2, 1776, was the really the big day – the day the Continental Congress voted for independence.
It’s fastest-growing distance for runners in the U.S. Why? Alex Ashlock reports from Vermont on the half marathon’s appeal.
Alex Ashlock looks at the connection between the city and the military, which pumps billions of dollars into the area’s economy.
Volunteers join Paul Monti, whose son died while serving in Afghanistan, to plant flags at each gravestone.
Operation Flags For Vets laid more than 60,000 flags at the Massachusetts National Cemetery on Cape Cod Saturday morning, one on each grave.
Veterans placed flags on graves at Massachusetts National Cemetery on Cape Cod over the weekend with memories of their own service, the sacrifice some of their friends made and their own thoughts on countering today’s threat.
The Holy Grail for marathoners, the Boston Marathon will draw elite runners from around the world.
It is marathon weekend in Boston. A field of 30,000 runners will participate in Monday’s 119th running of the race. WBUR’s Alex Ashlock spoke with longtime race director Dave McGillivray.
Today, the city will mark the two-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, raising banners to honor the victims and survivors as well as holding a moment of silence.
Cindy Kleine’s documentary portrays André Gregory as husband (hers) and artist.
Back in 1970, the NCAA basketball tournament wasn’t even called the “Big Dance.” There were only 25 teams in the tourney and South Carolina wasn’t one of them, although everyone expected them to be. With help from former Gamecock Bobby Cremins, Only A Game’s Alex Ashlock relives the heartbreaking end of the Gamecocks’ season.
The new state health cost-cutting law goes into effect today.