Alex Hager

Multimedia Journalist

Elon, NC // Darien, CT

Alex Hager

I am a student journalist at Elon University in North Carolina, working as a multimedia reporter for Elon News Network, as well as a play-by-play commentator for Elon's Division One sports teams.



Caught between cultures: one professor’s journey from China to Elon

Xiaolin Duan thinks it’s strange that so many Americans see China as a restrictive communist state. She would say that it’s quite the opposite. And she would know. Duan spent her whole childhood there — all the way through college — before moving to the United States for graduate school. Duan has worked as a history professor at Elon University since 2015, but the journey she took to get to the little brick-strewn campus has been far from typical.

ELN: Phoenix heading to NCAA Tournament

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Goal-line defense rescues Panthers

With the less than five minutes on the clock and a three-point edge, the Carolina Panthers found themselves backed up against their own end zone, the Minnesota Vikings threatening to pull ahead with a touchdown and erase their early lead. Minnesota needed 6 yards to take the lead in the game’s dwindling minutes.
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Demonstrators gather at RDU Airport to protest immigration ban executive order

Protestors gathered at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Sunday afternoon to protest an executive order from President Donald Trump that bars Syrian refugees and citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. According to the airport, more than 1,000 people were present for the protest.
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Hysteria erupts over reports of late-night clown sighting, police say no actual clown reported

Elon University’s campus was briefly gripped by panic late Monday night as reports of a clown sighting spread from student to student. University Police and Town of Elon police confirmed that they never received any actual calls reporting a clown or any other suspicious person. Rumors of a clown sighting arose shortly before midnight on Monday, but many students stayed awake until the hysteria fizzled out around 1:30 a.m.
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ELN Morning: Things to do at Elon during Fall Break

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LIVE BLOG: Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker, a nationally syndicated columnist, is in McCrary theater tonight for the annual Baird Pulitzer Prize Lecture. Her visit has sparked some level of controversy after some students objected to the announcement of her visit. Stay tuned right here for live updates throughout her lecture this evening.
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NPR reporter Asma Khalid visits Elon for debate watch party

The Moseley Center was packed on Monday, Sept. 26, as hundreds of students and faculty crammed in to watch the televised presidential debate as part of the Elon University Political Forum’s non-partisan watch party. In the crowd, hidden amongst the rows and rows of viewers, was NPR reporter Asma Khalid.
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Alex Hager

I am currently a junior at Elon University, majoring in journalism and minoring in political science and Spanish.

As a reporter and web producer for Elon News Network, a converged news organization that publishes a newspaper, multiple live television shows, and digital content, I have experience producing news content across multiple platforms.

My focus is on digital/web content that integrates embedded social media and infographics. I am also focusing on audio storytelling through news radio and podcasting.

I also have experience with sports broadcasting, having done play-by-play and color commentary for Elon's Division One sports teams, including traveling with the women's basketball team during the 2015-2016 season to call their games on WSOE radio.

In 2015, I interned with HAN Network, a broadcast media service covering local news and sports in Fairfield County, Connecticut.



  • News Writing
  • Radio
  • Social Media
  • Broadcast Journalism