He first started at WBEZ in 2010 as a producer on Morning Edition, and later worked his way up to the politics beat. As a reporter, he had a particular interest in covering municipal finance, the state and city pension crises, and the debates over LGBT rights and gun rights. His 2014 series on the “Dark Arts of Politics” was recognized with awards from the Press Club of Atlantic City, the Society of Professional Journalists, PRNDI, the RTNDA and the Illinois Associated Press. He’s also twice been named Best Newswriter by the Illinois AP, in 2011 and 2013.
Starting in late 2014, Alex was the local All Things Considered host at Vermont Public Radio, where he also launched a people-powered journalism podcast called Brave Little State,
Stories by Al Keefe
On May 5, Gov. JB Pritzker unveiled a five-stage plan that divides the state into four regions. But what does that mean for where you live?
Before you vote, read their answers.
Today Gov. Pat Quinn will unveil his next budget today. When he does, he's likely to mention Illinois's "fiscal house." Let's take that metaphor a little further as we crunch some numbers.