Alexis Kenyon

Reporter, photographer, radio-minded person looking for people and places to document.

http://alexiskenyon.com

Education:

UC Berkeley
September 2011 - June 2013
degree in progress

Published Stories:

Kids in Kake reel in prizes
KFSK.org
Kake is a tiny fishing village in Southeast Alaska. Over the past 10 years the town has seen their population sink, fuel prices shoot through the roof and a once profitable logging industry dry up. One thing they look forward to every year is a fishing derby that the Forest Service puts on. The entire town, all 200 of them, comes out.
Senior, Senior Prom
KFSK.org
Petersburg, AK Petersburg Mental Health Services staff this spring noticed some of the residents at the hospital’s long term care looking a little lackluster. To cheer them up they came up with a simple fix – throw a party. On Friday, Petersburg Mental Health hosted a senior, senior prom. The theme was “Dancing in the Rain.”
CyberTran: Small startup has big dreams
Richmond Confidential
Small Richmond transit startup believes it will change the world - and so do a number of its powerful supporters.
City Council's Uneasy Calm
Richmond Confidential
On Monday, a Richmond Human Rights Committee member likened the antics on the City Council dais in recent weeks to the “Jerry Springer Show.” But Tuesday’s council meeting was hardly daytime shock material. No heated spats. No audible sighs. No cries for order. At one point Councilmembers Jeff Ritterman and Corky Booze, who have clashed repeatedly in recent weeks, teamed up to tease Council member Tom Butt about his bucolic Hilltop home.
Booze-Ritterman feud flares over CyberTran vote
Richmond Confidential
Months of city council tension comes to a head after Councilmember Jeff Ritterman files an FPPC complaint against fellow councilmember Corky Booze.

Work Experience:

Assistant Editor
NPR  - Washington DC  ( May 2010 - September 2010 )
(Temp position) Wrote scripts for on-air host, Michel Martin. Pitched story ideas at daily editorial meetings. Pursued, pre-interviewed and booked guest. Produced radio segments.
Intern-reporter
APM's Marketplace  - Washington DC  ( January 2010 - May 2010 )
Researched, wrote, and reported radio segments for Marketplace Morning Report, Attended and gathered sound at press conferences, Operated Marketplace DC Bureau sound booth
Intern
NPR  - Washington DC  ( September 2009 - December 2009 )
Intern for Morning Edtion. Cut tape, helped produce radio segments. Produced radio/video piece for Intern Edition. Worked as photo editor for Intern Edition.
Intern-reporter
WAMU - 88.5  - Washington DC  ( March 2009 - August 2009 )
Intern-reporter for Washington, DC NPR-affiliate, WAMU Reported and produced local news.

Skills:

  • Computer Programs: FinalCut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Protools, Adobe Audition, Hindenburg, Dalet, Flash, ENPS, Word, EXCEL, Cision, LexisNexis, Newsflex, Hermes, Microsoft Office, Soundslides

    Websites: comfortable using Wordpress, Blogspot, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.

    Equipment: Confident using audio and video recording equipment, Nikon SLR’s and Canon SLR’s

    Languages: English and proficient in Spanish