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.
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.
With plans to shrink the U.S. Army, military analyst and retired Army colonel Andrew Bacevich discusses how to build a smaller, better military.
BOSTON — The Boston Athletic Association on Wednesday announced a “no bags” policy for runners.
The last time the Olympics were held in Russia, the U.S. didn’t send a team. It took a toll on hundreds of athletes, including distance runner Craig Virgin.
BOSTON — A commemorative ceremony will be held at 2:49 p.m. at the Hynes Convention Center in downtown Boston on Tuesday, April 15. That’s the time the first bomb exploded, exactly one year later. The convention center is across the street from where it went off.
BOSTON — Both the male and female winners of the 2013 race will return to defend their titles.
In track and field circles, the layout of Boston University’s indoor track is known as the “launching pad.” Legendary runner and coach Alberto Salazar says, “If you’re going to go for records, this is the place to go.”
BOSTON — Bill Rodgers, who won the race four times, says the person who did it would have to be obsessed with winning this particular race.