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 — So many lives broke apart that day. But so many lives have also been put back together.
BOSTON — It will be a day of mixed emotions for runners, who are anxious to run the Boston Marathon on Monday but also filled with the horrible memories of last year.
BOSTON — There were only 18 participants in the first Boston Marathon. This year, there will be 36,000 running in the footsteps of more than 100 years of marathon history that started with a race in Athens on April 10, 1896.
It’s been 20 years since the Nirvana frontman committed suicide. Cobain biographer Charles R. Cross joins us to look at his legacy.
On this day in 1947, a coal mine in Centralia, Ill., exploded, killing 111 miners. We take a look back at how the disaster affected the community.
Army Specialist Nate Korpusik will be reunited with Zino, a German Shepherd he served with in Afghanistan. They would do patrols together for IEDs and other weapons.
Alex Ashlock went to Kerouac’s hometown of Lowell, Mass., to find out more about “The Haunted Life.”
Forty-four years ago tonight, North Carolina State beat South Carolina in the ACC men’s college basketball tournament.
To understand American history, Jon Lauck says you have to understand the Midwest’s role in some critical events.
BOSTON — Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdirahman, both American, will replace Moses Mosop, of Kenya, and American Dathan Ritzenhein, who both had to drop out due to injuries.