Say a big, ‘hey y’all’ to Alex Valdez.
A native of Phoenix, Arizona. He quickly learned his passion for telling stories and communicating with others would lead him to a career in giving a voice to the voiceless, journalism.
Alex graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2019. While studying for his undergraduate, he interned for Arizona PBS and Cronkite News. During both his internships, he was a broadcast borderlands reporter and focused on covering border-related stories in both Washington D.C. and Arizona. This is where Alex found one of his biggest passions in journalism, reporting on news impacting the Latino community.
After graduation, Alex left the Valley of the Sun and headed to West Texas. Alex was a multimedia journalist at CBS7 News and The Connect Network T.V. in Midland/ Odessa, Texas. While reporting in the Permian Basin his stories not only had a local impact but also national, when covering the mass shooting that happened in the area.
Alex joined the WDHN news team in March of 2021 and has been loving working and living in the Wiregrass ever since. His hope is to continue to give a voice to those who are unheard and continue telling stories important to the community.
In his free time, Alex likes to spend time with his fiance Sergio and their two fur-babies, Oliver and León. You can find him traveling and exploring everything the Tri-State has to offer!
If you have any story ideas please email him at email@example.com.