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.
BOSTON — Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa and Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo will return to try to win again on April 21, 2014.
The organizers of the Boston Marathon have issued special invitations to 450 people who made the case they were profoundly affected by the bombings in April.
The biggest rivalry game of the year is Alabama against Auburn. The Tide and the Tigers have traded punches for decades, but the stakes have never been higher than they will be tomorrow.
Fifty years ago today, young Irish Army cadets performed a special silent drill at John F. Kennedy’s state funeral. Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock explains why.
World-class runner Nick Symmonds is calling for a ban on assault weapons and handguns for all but police and military personnel. He has also been outspoken on gay rights.
There were 16 million Americans in uniform during World War II. One of them was my father, Raymond Allen Ashlock.
The first Operation Flags For Vets attracted a few hundred people. On Saturday there must have been more than 2,000.
Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes placed the World Series trophy at the Boston Marathon finish line.
A year after Hurricane Sandy devastated New York and forced the cancellation of the New York City Marathon, nearly 50,000 runners will head to Staten Island for the start of this year’s race.
It was dark and sort of chilly. The sun wasn’t up yet. I was in Watertown, Massachusetts, along with dozens of other reporters. It was April 19, 2013, six months ago today.