FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 8, 2022
WMHT Welcomes Alexis Young, Multimedia Reporter and Engagement Producer
A recent graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Young will start reporting and producing for WMHT’s New York NOW program starting August 8th
For Immediate Release - Monday, August 8, 2022 - TROY, NEW YORK >> WMHT Public Media (PBS-Public Broadcasting Service) announces new Multimedia Reporter and Engagement Producer, Alexis Young, who starts at WMHT’s Rensselaer Tech Park site full-time this week. Young has experience with in-depth reporting, podcasting, and documentary filmmaking. She will bring her journalistic experience to WMHT’s statewide Emmy® Award-winning public affairs show, New York NOW, along with creating further multi-platform media for WMHT’s broadcast and digital content.
Hailing originally from Georgia, Young most recently lived in Phoenix, Ariz. where she received a master's degree of Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Her recent experience includes: being an investigative journalist at The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism; founder, host, and engineer of the podcast A Pinch of Perspective; and working at Cronkite News in Arizona as a production engineer, a TV graphics specialist, a broadcast and audio reporter, and a video editor.
“The multimedia role at WMHT offers an opportunity to engage in community and political reporting. The former gives me a chance to exercise the type of journalism I entered the field for and the latter will allow for growth in a niche I’m less familiar with. I’m truly looking forward to utilizing all the tools political reporting equips a journalist with to further the reach of stories and voices within the surrounding communities,” said Young, whose responsibilities at the Capital Region-based public media station will include field production, digital creation, and post-production work for broadcast and digital distribution.
Young is joining the talented team at New York NOW, who were just nominated in the 65th annual New York Emmy ® Awards for an August 6, 2021 episode titled “Cuomo’s Harassment Conundrum, AG’s Report, Senate Leader Stewart Cousins.”
"We're thrilled to continue growing the team at New York NOW to provide our viewers with the in-depth news and analysis they've come to depend on across the Empire State," noted Dan Clark, Managing Editor of New York NOW. "I know Alexis is going to thrive at the State Capitol, and across New York, and we're so excited to have her.
Young started at WMHT today, on Monday, August 8.
WMHT is the only locally owned, nonprofit, multichannel public communications organization that reaches beyond the traditional broadcasting model to act as a leader by convening arts, culture, learning and civic interests. WMHT focuses on Community, Culture and Connections by providing entertainment, enrichment and engagement through television, radio, digital media, and educational services. Services include WMHT-DT (17.1), WMHT-Create (17.2), WMHT-World (17.3), WMHT PBS Kids (17.4), WMHT-FM 89.1 & WRHV-FM 88.7 (classical public radio); and WEXT Radio 97.7/106.1 (AAA public radio). WMHT also operates RISE, a radio reading service for the blind and print disabled.