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Oklahoma City native Blayne Alexander has been promoted at NBC News.

Alexander will now be joining NBC News in a full-time capacity as a correspondent based in Atlanta, reporting across all NBC News and MSNBC platforms.

Alexander has worked as a Washington D.C. correspondent since February 2017 on the NBC News Channel, NBC News’ video and feed service. During her time in Washington, she covered the Kavanaugh hearings, the Mueller report, the midterm elections and the Congressional baseball shooting. Alexander traveled to Singapore to report on the US/North Korea summit in 2018 while covering the Trump administration.

Alexander is now heading back to Atlanta to work on the national network level. She is known in the Atlanta news community for her work as an anchor and reporter at the NBC affiliate in Atlanta, WXIA-TV, reporting on the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown, the protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray and also travelling to Rio for the 2016 Olympics, among a number of other stories.

Alexander began as a production assistant for NBC News on Capitol Hill and at the White House. She started her reporting career at WRDW-TV in Augusta, Georgia, a CBS affiliate, before joining WXIA in 2011.

Alexander has received several regional Emmy nominations and multiple awards from both the National Association of Black Journalists and their regional Atlanta chapter. She was also awarded the Rising Star Award from the Atlanta Press Club, a recognition given to the city’s top journalists under age 30.

Alexander is a graduate of Duke University and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is the daughter of Attorney Robert and Anita Bridges Alexander. ..To read more, subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper