Radio Reporter @alexandrawatts_
Alexandra Watts is a bioscience audio producer at The Arizona Republic. Currently, she reports, produces and hosts The Lab at AZ Central, a podcast focusing on bioscience across Arizona. Before coming back home to AZ, Watts spent three years as a Report for America corps member in the South. In Charlotte, North Carolina, Watts reported on local communities and helped develop community engagement initiatives in a partnership between public radio station WFAE and The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She also reported in the Mississippi Delta for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, where she won a regional Edward R. Murrow award and placed first in radio achievement at Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors competition for her series on historic flooding in the region. As a student at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, she participated in NPR’s Next Generation Radio program. Her work has been featured on NPR and Here & Now, as well as in USA Today. She has also been on the national public television program Story In The Public Square. Watts has a love for history, community engagement and telling stories in innovative ways.