Alex is WBEZ's interim political reporter. His radio work has won him awards from the Illinois and Iowa Associated Press, and he was named Best Newswriter by the Illinois AP in 2011. His work has appeared on several nationally-syndicated public radio shows. He's also written for The Associated Press, Politics Daily and other publications, and he relishes his time as a substitute host at WBEZ.
Alex got his start in journalism at WVIK-FM in Rock Island, Ill., as a reporter and anchor, and he has also worked with Capitol News Connection covering Congress in Washington, D.C. He has a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and he studied fiction writing at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill.
Alex grew up in Roselle, Ill., and is the proud son of Chicago radio newsman Barry Keefe, who taught him everything he knows about the family business. Alex lives in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood, where he can often be found playing fetch with his mutt, Sallie.