CORRESPONDENT & PRODUCER

 

Alex Berg is a correspondent and producer with nine years of experience covering national news, women’s issues, and LGBTQ culture.

Alex currently hosts a weekly series on SiriusXM Progress, the progressive channel of the network, that takes a deep dive into one policy or theme coming up on the 2020 campaign trail. Called The Issues, she interviews guests like Rhiana Gunn Wright, the architect behind the Green New Deal and Larry Noble, the Federal Election Commission’s former general counsel, and many others to get at the substance of issues that grab the news cycle with a thoughtful and accessible tone so that everyone has a seat at her political table.

Through her nearly decade-long career, Alex has chased stories that expose how policy and politics impact the lives of marginalized communities and the most vulnerable Americans. When she’s not in front of a camera or microphone, Alex regularly reports and writes about topics like reproductive rights, LGBTQ visibility and culture, profiles up-and-coming candidates for office for outlets like Teen Vogue, NBC News, and OUT Magazine, just to name a few.

Previously, Alex was an on-air correspondent for the Mic series Mic Dispatch, where she anchored 8-12 minute long documentaries airing on Facebook Watch. While at Mic, Alex covered a lawsuit against the Department of Defense on behalf of service members living with HIV, the wave of Jewish people arming themselves after the Pittsburgh attack, and how women are self-managing their abortions in a world where Roe v. Wade is a right in name only.

Through the duration of her career, Alex has worked on shows at the cutting edge of digital video. Alex was a supervising producer and guest host on BuzzFeed News’ live morning show, AM2DM, airing on Twitter. At BuzzFeed, Alex managed the daily editorial production of the show and even appeared on-air herself. Before joining BuzzFeed, Alex was a producer and on-air talent for four and a half years at The Huffington Post, where she hosted live and shortform video coverage of the election and anchored interviews with a range of public figures, from actor Alan Cumming to Green Party candidate Jill Stein to rapper Mykki Blanco. Way back in the day, she produced and shot videos on politics and entertainment at The Daily Beast. Through the course of her career writing, hosting and producing, Alex has interviewed numerous news makers and celebrities, from senators and representatives to Disney stars and punk rockers.

As a leading bisexual and LGBTQ voice, Alex has been featured on 'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore' and Fusion, and her work has additionally appeared in The New York Times and the Washington Post. In 2014 and 2018, her coverage of LGBTQ issues was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. Alex holds an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from Cornell University. In her free time, she skates with Gotham Girls Roller Derby and facilitates writing workshops at Girls Write Now.

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Commentary & Speaking

Alex Berg is available to provide commentary on-air and in print. She can also moderate panels, speaking engagements and conduct workshops at high schools, universities and businesses. Alex has moderated and emceed events for ClexaCon, Deutsche Bank, LGBT Marketing Advertising & Technology Week, Coming Out, the LGBT DNC Debate, and at the Brooklyn Museum.

Contact

To book Alex Berg, email alexnessaberg@gmail.com.

Follow her spirited (and perhaps a little too unfiltered) thoughts on Twitter at @itsalexberg.