My name is Alex.
After 24 years under the Miami sun, I'm now living and reporting in Brooklyn. I report for DNAinfo, covering Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, DUMBO and Downtown Brooklyn.
I received my bachelor's degree in communication with majors in journalism and English literature from the University of Miami in 2011.
I'm a bilingual reporter who's worked on several beats, including local government, food, arts and entertainment, business and breaking news. My stories have covered topics from the "Miami Cannibal" attack and sustainable home-school cooperative in Miami's Little Haiti community to protests over the death of Eric Garner on Staten Island to election day delays for voters in Miami-Dade county. And of course, the obligatory cute animal photo gallery. (But hey, I'm not complaining about that one).
I love to experiment with different forms of storytelling, whether it's in the form of words, still images, video clips, GIFs, maps, timelines and interactive graphics. I use a Canon 7D and a Canon AE-1 to shoot stills and video.
Some of my favorite things are: Cuban coffee, biking through Prospect Park, climbing rocks, binge reading, tiny embroidery patterns, Sylvan Esso and my cat Tanner.