🌐 Jackson, Mississippi
Alexandra was a 2017 Next Generation Radio Fellow with NPR in 2017. While at Arizona State University, she became the first ever audio and podcast editor for The State Press, and she worked on podcasts/audio with the news division of Arizona PBS. Watts has a BA & MMC from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She had internships with KJZZ and worked in community engagement with the PIN Bureau, where she was part of the team who won the Associated Press Media Editors’ Innovator of the Year Award for College Students.
Covering the Mississippi Delta
The Mississippi Delta remains one of the most deprived regions in the country. Alex has been examining how poverty affects the lives of residents and the resources needed to address their critical needs.