Alexandra Watts joins WFAE via Report For America as part of a partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Digital Public Library of America.
Watts will cover the local civics beat including census outcomes and 2020 elections. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, she also will examine how local governmental institutions are repositioning themselves to meet the community’s needs.
Watts is going into her third year as an RFA corps member. Prior to coming to WFAE, she covered all 18 counties of the Mississippi Delta for Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Her work has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered, “Here & Now” and in USA Today. Watts received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.