Alexandria is originally from Chicago IL, but considers herself a Myrtle Beach, SC native where she grew up. Before moving to Myrtle Beach, Alexandria spent seven of her early years just in down the road in Harrisonburg, VA.
Alexandria graduated from Winthrop University, in Rock Hill, SC, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication with a focus on Broadcast Journalism and two minors, in Sociology and History, where she also was a college athlete. Alexandria continued her studies and received a Master of Science degree from West Virginia University, in Morgantown, WV, in Integrated Marketing Communications.
Alexandria’s love for news develop in high school, where she anchored and reported for the Panther Pride, a student-run afternoon newscast. In college, she had the opportunity to continue her anchoring and reporting experience with Winthrop Close Up, a student produced weekly news show.
Immediately following graduation from Winthrop, Alexandria began her career in journalism in Myrtle Beach, SC. Later, she worked as a news reporter in Parkersburg, WV, in the Charlotte, NC area, and in Charleston, SC. Alexandria’s interest in the news industry stretches beyond just reporting locally, as she hopes and dreams that one day reporting overseas.
Alexandria is excited to be back home in Virginia, while she begins seeking new opportunities to serve the community and share thoughtful and intriguing stories. In Alexandria’s free time, she enjoys cooking dishes from around the world, participating in outdoor adventures and activities, finding new local eateries, and exploring the sites of the Roanoke Valley. So, if you have a story tip or idea, please feel free to pass it along to Alexandria by e-mailing her at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow Alexandria on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our Ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sake and for our own.” Cesar Chavez