Alex started out in college studying music composition, but worried about making too much money as a composer, he switched to journalism. Alex won a national Edward R Murrow award in 2017 and a regional Murrow in 2018. He's part of a national health reporting collaborative led by NPR and Kaiser Health News. In 2015, Alex produced "Crossing To Health," an award-winning, in-depth series about health disparities in Kansas. Alex lives in Kansas City with his wife, Gina Kaufmann. He takes time everyday to jam on guitars or the piano with their 2-year-old.