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.
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.
Meb Keflezighi, who won the Boston Marathon last year, has written a book of advice on how to run, think and eat like a champion.
The 119th running of the Boston Marathon is less than two weeks away and everyone is looking forward to the return of the man who made history in last year’s race.
The runners have had to be creative with their training, often relying on treadmills when it was too dangerous to run outside.
The NCAA men’s tournament started in 1939 but it was decades before it became the extravaganza it is today.
Lt. Edward Walsh and firefighter Michael Kennedy died in a Back Bay Apartment blaze in March 2014.
The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention For American Veterans Act is named for a Marine who struggled with PTSD.
Three men who have won the elite competition will run the 119th edition of the famous footrace, and they will be joined by two past women’s champions.
The civil rights leader left behind a legacy of inspiring words in the many sermons and speeches he delivered.
Keflezighi’s 2014 victory marked the first time an American won the men’s open race in 31 years. Marblehead’s Shalane Flanagan will also be running again in 2015.
The three-time Cy Young Award winner was named on 91.1 percent of the ballots, earning his place on his first try.
It seems like cancer touches everyone. Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock shared these thoughts on how it’s affected his family.
A Marine unit that lost 28 men in the Battle of Fallujah, 10 years ago this month, reunited recently to remember their fallen comrades.
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.