Whether it’s dangling off the edge of the CN tower or living in the back of a Toyota Corolla for days to cover a fatal mall collapse, there are few things that Alexandra wouldn’t do to get the story.
Alexandra has spent five years at the Canadian Press news wire as a news reporter, business reporter and audio editor for CP's radio broadcast service. She gained notoriety as the office daredevil after photos of her suspended 365 metres up in the air during the media preview of Edgewalk went viral.
In the summer of 2012 Alexandra worked around the clock in the northern Ontario community of Elliot Lake after a roof collapse left two people buried in the rubble of the Algo Centre Mall. Alexandra filed print, audio and video simultaneously to provide up-to-the-minute coverage of the risky rescue operation.
A strong believer in the watchdog role of the press, Alexandra has used freedom of information requests to investigate shoddy sterilization practices at piercing and tattoo shops, complaints about the quality of education at private career colleges, cyber security concerns and air travel gripes.
She has also covered B.C. news from the Vancouver bureau of the Globe and Mail and completed two nine-month stints covering crime from the Toronto Star's radio room. It’s there that she became adept at trawling the web, working the phones, squeezing information out of tight-lipped cops and tracking down witnesses and victims of crime.
Alexandra has a Master of Journalism degree from Ryerson University, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from York University, and has completed the Canadian Securities Course.