Alex Nieves is currently a first-year student studying New Media and Narrative Writing. He’s also a politics reporter for Richmond Confidential, a hyperlocal news site covering a city of over 100,000 people.
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 will be interning with Politico this summer.
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
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
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/
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
MEDIA PLATFORMSNarrative Writing, New Media