Alex Maragos


I grew up in Chicago and am happy to have my first news job so close to home.I’m also very pleased to begin a career I knew I wanted since I was in high school. My first on-air opportunity was when I was 16. I announced basketball games on the web for my high school for two years, then went off to college to pursue journalism.

I graduated in May from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications. There, I anchored, produced and reported for our weekly newscast and website, “The Rockbridge Report.” I also had a weekly sports radio show and an interview show with local coaches and athletes that appeared online. Sports has always been a passion of mine, but I enjoy covering all types of news.

At school, I covered culture, local events and local politics. In 2012, I was part of a team that covered Washington and Lee’s Mock Convention, the most accurate mock convention in the United States since its inception in 1908.

Outside the newsroom, I played baseball in high school and for four years in college. I also studied abroad in Italy in Fall 2011 and came back with plenty of stories. I also have plenty of stories from interning for two summers in Chicago. I’ve met movie stars and athletes, but more importantly learned how to be a journalist along the way.

When I’m not working I enjoy watching my Chicago sports teams and exploring this great new community I get to call home. You can email me at provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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