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Oklahoma's Own: Alex Cameron

Alex Cameron

Alex Cameron moved to Oklahoma in 1995 to take a job at News 9 in Oklahoma City as a general assignment reporter.  In the years since, Alex has been given a variety of anchoring duties – the morning show, weekends, 4:00 pm, and, most recently, the noon newscast.  Throughout it all, however, Alex has continued to do the one thing that first attracted him to the business: report out in the field.

Alex has covered everything, from the legislative battles at the Capitol, to the challenges facing Oklahoma educators, to the devastating impact of tornadoes and ice storms.   Reporting for NEWS 9 has taken Alex literally around the world: to Bosnia in 1996 to document the brave work of the Oklahoma-based 3rd Herd; to Colorado in 1997 to cover the trial of Timothy McVeigh, and again, in 2001, to report on the OSU plane crash tragedy; to Washington, D.C. in 2005 to report on the last BRAC (base realignment and closure); and to New Orleans and Seattle more recently to follow Oklahoma City's acquisition of an NBA franchise.  Alex has also put together many stories on local war heroes.  He has especially enjoyed profiling some of the state's World War II veterans (Alex's father served in Patton's 3rd Army and fought in the Battle of the Bulge).  This reporting earned Alex recognition from the state's Veterans Administration, and led to his participation in the dedication of the USS Oklahoma memorial at Pearl Harbor in 2007. 

More recently, Alex took on investigative reporting duties, for both News 9 and News on 6.  This opportunity has allowed Alex to focus on and dig into issues which impact Oklahomans across the state.  Alex and his team were just awarded an Emmy for their reporting on a controversial state program that uses tax breaks to generate new jobs.

Alex grew up on the East Coast, living in both Maryland and New Jersey. He attended Bucknell University and the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He later received a master's in journalism at New York University where his thesis earned him the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' prestigious "College Television Award" in 1988.  Alex started his broadcasting career in radio in Delaware, which is where he also landed his first television job.

A student of the German language and culture, Alex is interested in history of all types and eras.  He also enjoys running, volleyball, and golf.  Alex is a proud graduate of Leadership OKC (class XXIV) and a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Alex and his wife, Ann, a Columbia, Missouri, native, say Oklahoma feels like home now, and both believe in the importance of investing in their community in any way possible.  They live in Edmond with their daughter Sarah, son Scott, and two dogs.

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