WMHT TV has hired a new media journalist/producer.

TROY — WMHT Public Media has hired a new media journalist and engagement producer, Alexis Young, who started last week.

She has experience in in-depth reporting, podcasting and documentary filmmaking. Young will bring his journalism experience to WMHT’s statewide public affairs show, “New York NOW,” while building other cross-platform outlets for WMHT’s broadcast and digital content.

Originally from Georgia, Young recently lived in Phoenix, where she earned a master’s degree in mass communication from Arizona State University.

She also worked as an investigative journalist at the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism; as founder, host and engineer of the podcast A Pinch of Perspective; and at Cronkite News in Arizona as a production engineer. She was also a specialist in television graphics, an audio and audiovisual journalist, and a video editor.

“The multimedia role at WMHT provides an opportunity to engage in community and political reporting. The first gives me a chance to practice the type of journalism for which I entered the field and the second will allow me to progress in a niche that I know less about. I really look forward to using all of the tools that political reporting equips a journalist to expand the reach of stories and voices within surrounding communities,” Young said.

His responsibilities at WMHT will include field production, digital creation, and post-production work for broadcast and digital distribution.

The “New York NOW” team was just nominated at the 65th Annual New York Emmy Awards for an August 6, 2021 episode titled “Cuomo’s Harassment Conundrum, AG’s Report, Senator Leader Stewart Cousins.”

“We’re excited to continue to grow the ‘New York NOW’ team to provide our viewers with the in-depth information and analysis they depend on across the Empire State,” said Dan Clark, editor-in-chief of ‘New York NOW’. York”. York NOW.” “I know Alexis will thrive at the State Capitol and throughout New York, and we’re thrilled to have him.”

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