Before joining Here & Now in fall 2005, Alex Ashlock 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.
Ryan Hall demonstrated, especially with his performances in the Boston Marathon, that U.S. athletes could run with the Kenyans and Ethiopians who have dominated that race and the sport overall for decades.
WBUR marathon reporter Alex Ashlock recaps the 120th Boston Marathon.
Today marks the 120th anniversary of the Boston Marathon. Here’s what you should be on the look out for in what looks to be a highly competitive race.
Many people in the city of Boston this weekend are gearing up to run Monday’s Boston Marathon or getting excited to watch what looks to be a very competitive race.
When she broke the rules to run the men’s-only race in 1966, “my father actually thought that I was deranged.”
The 120th Boston Marathon is three days away, but the city will pause its preparations for the big race on Friday to mark the third anniversary of the bombing at the finish line.
The Lorraine Motel, where Dr. King was staying the night he was killed, has been preserved as a museum for the Civil Rights movement.
Race sponsor John Hancock Financial assembles a top field of elite athletes, but this year the company will also have a group of incredible athletes on the sidelines serving as “ambassadors” for the event.
“Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements” shines light on the tortured past of the band members.
The men and women who will run the marathon in Rio earned their spots on the team at the Olympic Trials Marathon in L.A.
It’s a big day for about a dozen Boston-area athletes. They are in Los Angeles to run the Olympic Trials Marathon.
The U.S. is one of the few countries that picks its Olympic Marathon team from the results of a single race.
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.
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.