reporter in Arlington, Virginia
I'm Alex Koma, and ever since I was nine years old, I've known I've wanted to be a journalist.
I'm currently working as a reporter for InsideNova, a weekly newspaper covering the D.C. suburb of Prince William County, Va. From government to crime to politics, I do my best to cover what the community cares about, and hold the powerful accountable.
In my spare time, I also work as a reporter with TheKeyPlay.com, a credentialed, independent website covering all Virginia Tech sports. I cover games, practices and other events relevant to the program, and report on the football team's high school recruiting efforts.
Previously, I covered how governments of all shapes and sizes use and regulate technology for Scoop News Group and its websites: FedScoop, StateScoop and EdScoop. My days consisted of talking to politicians, technical experts and advocates to understand the intersection of government and tech.
Not long ago, I worked as a producer with NBC 29 WVIR-TV in Charlottesville, Va. I produced the station's night newscasts by writing and editing stories and managing the news team to reach an audience of more than 75,000 people.
I spent my college years attending Virginia Tech, studying communication and professional writing as part of the class of 2014. I worked as the general manager of VTTV, the student televsion station on campus, and as the managing editor of the Collegiate Times, the student-run newspaper.
I also interned with the video unit of VT's University Relations department and worked with Bleacher Report as a member of their Breaking News Team and as a Featured Columnist covering Virginia Tech football. I was also a collegiate correspondent with USA Today, writing stories relevant to a college audience. I've also interned with Patch.com, a hyperlocal news website, to cover a collection of communities in Northern Virginia.
I love good stories, so if you have one, speak up!