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 Alex Keefe
The Reunification Ride program to Logan Correctional Center reconnects families separated by incarceration.
On Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m., tune in to WBEZ 91.5FM for a special broadcast event dedicated to people incarcerated in Illinois and their families on the outside.
As part of our Democracy Solutions Project, we want to know what you think are the biggest challenges facing our political system – and how to solve them.
The statewide family special will feature incarcerated parents reading stories to their kids, holiday music — and the sounds of the season!
Dozens of people in prison wrote to WBEZ’s Prisoncast! asking for updates on efforts to expand parole and clemency in Illinois. Here’s what we learned.
We want to hear your questions, concerns, ideas and advice relating to parenting. Your responses will inform future WBEZ stories.
This September’s Prisoncast! special gets into atonement and forgiveness, commissary prices and tips for parents of incarcerated children.
Questions posed to the candidates came directly from Chicago voters.
Five of the nine candidates answered questions from the public about crime, transportation and education.
Neighborhood development, education equity and making Chicago more affordable were other top concerns from more than 1,700 responses in our People’s Agenda survey.