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Alexander Nguyen

Multimedia Producer, North County

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As web producer, Alexander Nguyen is responsible for covering breaking news online, writing web stories, and copy editing and updating the station’s website and social media.

Alexander has covered Southern California extensively for several publications, including Patch, Times of San Diego, MyNewsLA.com, and NBC San Diego where he won several Society of Professional Journalists and San Diego Press Club awards for his writing.

Alexander is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and San Diego Press Club. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in journalism innovation from Syracuse University.

Recent Stories by Alexander Nguyen

Female Marine recruits climb across ropes durin...

In Photos: The Grueling Path To Becoming A Marine

March 12
By Alexander Nguyen

For the first time in the 100-year history of Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), female recruits trained alongside men in a 13-week boot camp.

The grandstand is shown at the Del Mar Fairgrou...

Del Mar Plans To Use Fairgrounds To Fulfill Affordable Housing Mandate

April 16
By Alexander Nguyen

The city needs to zone for 113 affordable housing units for its Sixth Cycle Housing Element Update to comply with the state’s mandate.

A family sits in the shade at Cannon Park in Ca...

After Nearly 50 Years, Carlsbad's Iconic Landmark Coming Down

April 5
By Alexander Nguyen

A part of Carlsbad’s history and identity is being torn down. Demolition has started on the smokestack at the Encina Power Station.

San Diego Police roped off the area of a fatal ...

Driver Charged With DUI After 3 Killed, 6 Hurt In Crash Near San Diego City College

March 15
By Alexander Nguyen, Andrew Bowen

A 71-year-old man was charged with driving under the influence after a crash Monday morning near San Diego City College killed three people and wounded six others, police said.

Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA 51) in front of the Hall...

Vargas Calls For Trump's Impeachment, Citing Power To Wage War

Jan. 9
By Alexander Nguyen

Citing Trump’s ability to launch nuclear attacks, San Diego Congressman Juan Vargas (D-CA 51) spoke on Saturday, joining the chorus of lawmakers calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

San Marcos teen Seth Quintero poses for a portr...

San Marcos Teen Takes On Tough Off-Road Race In Saudi Arabia

Jan. 2
By Alexander Nguyen

While some 18-year-olds are just finishing up their first semester in college, one San Marcos teen is preparing to take on some of the world’s best off-road drivers in one of the toughest multi-day races, the 2021 Dakar Rally.

Marni Melrose demonstrating her app, EntireTask...

Solana Beach Company Chosen For Inaugural Startup San Diego Incubator

Oct. 20, 2020
By Alexander Nguyen

After 18 years of helping business owners implement productivity software, Solana Beach resident Marni Melrose saw there was a disconnect in how business owners think and how productivity software work. This revelation prompted her to create her own software.

Tease photo for Election 2020: How To Use The KPBS Ge...

Election 2020: How To Use The KPBS General Election Voter Guide

Oct. 12, 2020
By Alexander Nguyen

As mail-in ballots are making their way to the hands of voters, KPBS is launching its online Voter Guide to help voters make sense of the issues on the ballot.

A map of a magnitude 4.9 quake northeast of Wes...

Earthquake Swarm In Imperial County Felt In San Diego, Tijuana

Sept. 30, 2020
By Alexander Nguyen

The quakes started around 4:45 p.m. northeast of Westmorland near Brawley, with the largest quake, a 4.9 magnitude, occurring at 5:51 p.m.

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Brush Fire Forces Evacuation At Camp Pendleton

Sept. 30, 2020
By Alexander Nguyen

A brush fire at Camp Pendleton on Wednesday afternoon is forcing base officials to implement a preliminary evacuation.

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