Alex Caprariello is KXAN’s lead education reporter.
Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Alex has also lived in Princeton, New Jersey, Madison, Wisconsin, Phoenix, Arizona and most recently Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Alex earned his bachelor’s degree from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in 2013. He later received his master’s degree in Journalism from ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2016.
Alex joins KXAN after beginning his career at KNWA/KFTA in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was the weekend anchor and senior reporter at the NBC/Fox affiliate located in Northwest Arkansas.
While in Arkansas, Alex initiated a number of investigations and in-depth reports. Notable stories include an analysis of the state’s struggle to launch the medical marijuana industry, an examination into allegations of bribery in a tightly-contested mayoral race and an investigation which uncovered repeated abuse of patients in a treatment center for deviant children.
His special report, “Pricing Parenthood: The Cost of In Vitro Fertilization,” which details the financial burdens infertile families experience when undergoing last-resort procedures, was a finalist for best television feature by the Society of Professional Journalists Diamond Journalism Awards.
A sports fan to the core, Alex said one of his greatest achievements was reporting at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His favorite memory from the games was interviewing NBA superstars and U.S. gold medalists Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving and DeMar DeRozan.
He is an outdoors enthusiast and loves hiking — his most thrilling adventure came when he hiked 40 miles into the Havasupai Reservation at the base of the Grand Canyon to camp at the summit of a 500-foot waterfall. He looks forward to exploring Central Texas and all the great activities it has to offer.
Alex is a passionate storyteller that loves to learn new things and meet great people. Got a story idea or just want to connect? Send Alex an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send Alex a tweet and connect with him on Facebook!