Alex Hassel joined WOWT as a reporter in March of 2013. He skipped over from St. Joseph, Missouri, where he worked as an anchor and reporter at KQTV for two years.
There isn’t a story Alex can’t handle. In St. Joseph, he covered the Flood of 2011, missing person stories, politics, among other things. Alex understands everyone has a story. It’s his passion to tell those stories. He strives to be the voice for those, who would otherwise have none.
Alex has been all over the Midwest the past few years. He was born in Alton, IL, and grew up in Jerseyville. There, Alex’s interest in broadcast news began while achieving the Communication merit badge in Boy Scouts. It was one that led him to the Eagle Scout rank. He then headed north to Olivet Nazarene University where he was a cum laude graduate, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. During college, Alex interned at KTVI/KPLR in St. Louis. After graduation, he first found a job as a Production Assistant at KMOV in St. Louis, before moving on to KQTV in St. Joseph.
Now in Omaha, Alex and his wife are soaking in the city; eating Runzas and taking in the sights. Alex loves to make people laugh, and hopes to jump in to the standup comedy scene here. When Alex isn’t reporting, he’s probably busy with one of his many hobbies. He loves photography, pinball, comic books, classic sci-fi and horror films, a variety of music including ska and reggae (his favorite band is Five Iron Frenzy), collecting vinyl records, running, hiking, and he’s a superstar in the racquetball court.