Alex is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. He has four years of reporting experience, both sports and news, mostly in newspapers. He holds a M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, in New York City, and a B.S. in journalism from Middle Tennessee State University. He is a former news and sports editor at the MTSU student paper, Sidelines, and interned at the Tennessean. Raised in a football family, he left the reservation and found an obsession in hockey.