Alex Nieves is a second-year graduate student studying New Media. He’s also a reporter for POLITICO California Pro covering cannabis regulations and assisting with production of the California Playbook newsletter.
Alex started his career as a sports reporter for Occidental College’s award-winning student newspaper, the Occidental Weekly. He would eventually become the editor-in-chief of the Weekly, leading the paper to an Online Pacemaker award. He has since worked for Sports Illustrated, NBC Nightly News, Southern California News Group, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Santa Clarita Valley Signal. He spent last summer working as an editorial intern with POLITICO in Washington D.C.
Alex is passionate about reporting on the environment and politics. He hopes to cover the intersection of these topics as an investigative reporter.
Occidental College: B.A. Diplomacy & World Affairs
POLITICO - Editorial Intern
Sports Illustrated - News Fellow
Southern California News Group - Sports Reporting Intern
NBC Nightly News - News Intern
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Sports Reporting Intern
Santa Clarita Valley Signal - Sports Reporting Intern
AWARDS & HONORS
NAHJ Hortencia Zavala Scholarship
Associated Collegiate Press - Online Pacemaker
PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK
Investigative Reporting - Vacant, Neglected, Destructive: How Richmond’s abandoned homes became fire hazards: http://richmondconfidential.org/2018/01/15/vacant-neglected-destructive-how-richmonds-abandoned-homes-became-fire-hazards/
Policy Reporting - Trump's tariffs threaten billions in losses for U.S. pork: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/edc488_f2006b2ff63440dd9bd9be84844880e8.pdf
Feature Reporting - The Reluctant Politician: Ada Recinos’ journey to becoming the youngest city councilmember in Richmond’s history: http://richmondconfidential.org/2017/11/22/the-reluctant-politician-ada-recinos-journey-to-becoming-the-youngest-city-councilmember-in-richmonds-history/
Video News - Rubicon Programs continues to support Richmond residents after 43 years in community: https://vimeo.com/243957320
Audio Reporting: https://www.alexdnieves.com/multimedia
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
REPORTING INTERESTSInternational, Investigative, Politics, Science