Alex Maragos

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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 alex.maragos@wlfi.com.

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