Who is Alexa Rodriguez from WHNS?
Alexa Rodriguez was born on 24th September 1991 in Tampa, Florida USA, of Mexican descent. She is a 28 year-old journalist, television news anchor and reporter, primarily known for her work at WHNS, a Fox-affiliated television station located in Greenville, South Carolina. She became famous for her work as a reporter on the station’s morning show called “The Morning News”, broadcast every weekday from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. Her career has been active since 2013.
Alexa Rodriguez Wiki Bio: Family and Education
Alexa grew up in her hometown of Tampa, with her older brother named Austin. Her mother is Mexican while her father is Caucasian. Alexa attended Academy of the Holy Names high school located in Tampa; it was during this time that she first developed an interest towards journalism, and was part of the school’s news team for most of her high school years. After matriculating, she enrolled at University of Central Florida in 2010; during her college years she was part of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, and volunteered at the “Susan G. Komen” non-profit organization devoted to raising awareness about and fighting against breast cancer. After four years of study, Alexa graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism, and a minor in Spanish language.
Even though Alexa graduated with a major in broadcast journalism, her first job was actually outside of her primary field of interest. In 2012, while she was still a college student, she started working for Contemporary Women’s Care, an obstetrics and gynecology practice located in Winter Park, Florida, where she spent nine months working as a patient relations worker and assistant biller. After that, she decided to take on several internships to best prepare herself for the challenges of finding work after graduation.
She first interned at “Entravision Communications” from May to August 2013, then spent four months working on the WFTV Channel 9’s “Eyewitness News”. These internships provided a useful insight into the inner workings of television stations, and proved to be excellent experience for Alexa, helping her to find work as soon as she graduated. Her first official job as a reporter was at Orlando’s “UCF Knightly News”. Alexa worked there for almost a year and a half. During her time there she also worked as a writer for online magazine “The Odyssey”.
Work at WMGT-DT/41 NBC
In July 2014 Alexa moved to Macon, Georgia, and started working at WMGT-DT/41 NBC. Her involvement with the station included a number of roles – she was a weekend anchor, producer, news reporter, and eventually specializing in state and local government, breaking news and education. During her time there, she became the station’s lead reporter for state legislature. In addition, Alexa extensively covered the push for legalization of medical marijuana, and legal battles surrounding the issue in Georgia. She worked at the station for two years, becoming a well-known and respected reporter across the US.
Schedule roulette continues this week ? heading back to evenings for a while! Hope you’ll watch at 4, 5, 10 & 11 today! pic.twitter.com/NNsVXMzZkU
— Alexa Rodriguez (@aerodrigueztv) July 8, 2019
Work at WHNS
In August 2016, Alexa moved again, this time to South Carolina, and started working for the Fox-affiliated channel WHNS. For almost three years she was a general assignment reporter for “The Morning News” show, and the fill-in reporter at the traffic center when needed. Recently Alexa transitioned from morning reporter to fill-in weekday evening anchor. During her time at WHNS, she was nominated for an Emmy award several times. Over the last three years, she has covered a number of major stories, such as the Townville Elementary School shooting, the death of Billy Graham, the Gatlinburg fire, Hurricane Matthew and many others.
When it comes to her personal life, Alexa often shares photos depicting her everyday activities, such as family events and night outs. According to caption on several of her photos from her social media accounts, she is currently single. She currently resides in Greenville.
As was already mentioned, Alexa does not shy away from sharing photos of her everyday life with her fans on social media. She has an Instagram account with more than 1100 followers. She is also active on Twitter, where she has more than 1500 followers. Fans can also find her on Facebook. In addition to this, Alexa also has her own website which offers short description of her career and a list of platforms by which she can be contacted.
Since her graduation, Alexa has steadily worked her way to becoming a well-respected, famous Emmy-nominated journalist and reporter. During her career which now spans more than six years, sources estimate that she’s managed to amass a net worth of over $300,000.
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia