Alex Hager

Radio Journalist

Dillingham, AK

Alex Hager

I currently work as a reporter for Aspen Public Radio in Colorado. Before that, I spent the summer as a "fisheries reporter" for KDLG in Dillingham, Alaska. In my four years at Elon University in North Carolina, I had extensive reporting experience with Elon News Network.


Chignik Bay 'hanging by a thread' in second year of scant fishing

While some parts of Bristol Bay have had record-breaking years, one South Peninsula village hasn't been as lucky. After a year and a half of bad runs, Chignik Bay is worried about the survival of the community. In the village of Chignik Bay, it’s all about salmon. It’s a tiny South Peninsula outpost with a population of about 200 during the summer and about 70 during the winter, and the economy has been built on fishing for over a century.

As crisis at home intensifies, Venezuelan students watch from afar

Thousands of miles from Elon, a nation is in crisis. Millions of Venezuelans have left their country in a mass exodus, fleeing a plummeting quality of life. While thousands hike across land borders every day, seeking refuge from food and medicine shortages and street violence, others have departed for the United States, and some of them have ended up here in Elon University.
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Nushagak Bay lights up with last-ditch Pebble protest

In a display of unity against the development of the proposed Pebble Mine, protesters sent flares into the sky above Clark's Point. Emergency flares flickered over Nushagak Bay, streaking the sky with trails of white smoke. The flares were not coming from boats, though. Fishermen and Clark's Point residents were sending up a distress signal for the bay itself.

An Iris in bloom

Senior Tanner Mead is drawing on inspiration from Italy as he tries to make a living with Jessie Iris, his musical alter ego. Jessie Iris was born in Florence, Italy, in spring 2018. Now, just a year later, he’s performing as a headliner on local stages, and his debut album “Iris” is racking up thousands of streams online.
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EPA officials visit Dillingham to gather opinions on Pebble Mine

Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency arrived in Dillingham Thursday morning, meeting with fishers and community leaders to gather opinions on the proposed development of Pebble Mine. “It’s important to hear people’s views on all sides of the issue,” said Matt Leopold, the EPA’s general counsel.
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Rabbi Redefined

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En Español: La tradición se jubila

El acogedor interior de Casa Eme es un hervidero de energía tan potente como el olor a ajo que flota en el aire. Los clientes se arremolinan alrededor de la barra, charlando y riendo mientras la cerveza Cruzcampo fluye del tirador. El clamor solo queda roto cuando una voz profunda canta que un pedido está preparado.
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Panthers defender makes big introduction

Every step in Efe Obada’s journey is just another chapter in his miraculous rise out of adversity. The Carolina Panthers rookie recorded a sack and an interception against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, making his first foray into a league that has never seen a player with a background quite like his.
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Jack Johnson Wins SGA President Race

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The Silent Sam Saga Continues

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PODCAST: ENN Radio 10-19-18

On this week's episode, we talk to Anton Delgado about his experience covering Hurricane Michael, and biomechanics expert Joyce Davis helps break down some of the injuries afflicting the Elon football team.
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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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Alex Hager

I'm currently a reporter for Aspen Public Radio in Colorado.

Previously, I worked as a "fisheries reporter" at KDLG in Dillingham, Alaska. At KDLG, I produced a daily show about the salmon fishing industry and reported stories for the Alaska News Nightly statewide broadcast.

In college, I spent four years working with Elon News Network, a converged news organization that publishes a newspaper, multiple live television shows, and digital content.

I worked as ENN's Web Producer, where I managed our online presence and became a master of our CMS. Additionally, I produced/edited/hosted our weekly news podcast.

While at Elon, I worked as a sports correspondent for the Burlington Times-News, a local newspaper with a 20,000+ circulation. I regularly covered Carolina Panthers games, as well as ACC football and basketball.



  • Podcasting
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Social Media
  • Radio
  • News Writing