East Lansing, MI
East Lansing, MI
Alex Scharg is an MSU senior majoring in journalism, with an additional major in Media and Information. Scharg began his journalism career at eleven years old when he received his first audio recorder in the sixth grade. He would sneak out during class to The Roeper School gym, where he would produce localization stories with interviews from coaches and student athletes that would print in the school newspaper. From there, he realized that reporter blood was instilled in him.
From the age of four, Scharg began playing the piano when it was suggested to his mother that his fingers needed structure because of poor handwriting (which still exists today). He picked up musical theatre and choir at the age of nine along with forensics public speaking. Years later, he began his broadcast career and began mastering his ear for audio at 88.1 WBFH, Bloomfield Community radio, where he served as production director. He placed first nationally in two categories at the John Drury High School Radio Awards, and was also awarded a medal by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
At Michigan State University, he began hosting Spartan Sportswrap on Impact 89FM, which was the sole student sportstalk show on campus. He also quickly latched onto the legendary, 39-year career of mid-Michigan broadcaster Earle Robinson, where he partook in producing, board operating, and co-hosting for a little less than one year. Scharg sat in the throne as fill-in host the day following Robinson’s retirement, where his hosting experience on a professional station began.
In his classes, Alex contributed an election story during The School of Journalism’s MI First Election. The Michigan Electoral Coalition picked up his content featuring inequality on voting day after an on-air segment on NPR. He also took a keen interest to media convergence and multimedia journalism, where he began to develop a student-run sports bureau out of Impact 89FM.
In May 2013, he founded MSU Impact Sports – a student-run, multimedia sports bureau. As the Sports Director, Alex recruited over 100 different students to create multimedia content, obtained MSU Athletic press credentials for every MSU sport, and launched a ‘24/7 365’ website which has over 65,000 page views and 30,000 viewers to this date.
Aside from his work at Impact Sports, he produces for Spartan Sports Network, WLNS-TV, and continues to co-host and produce on WKAR's Current Sports.