Alejandro (Alex) Ortiz of Romeoville, Illinois, is the recipient of a $5,000 WHCA tuition grant toward a post-graduate degree in the government and public affairs reporting track. Alex is interested in social justice and investigative reporting. Alex graduated with High Honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, making the Dean’s List for four years.
Alex has experience in sports broadcasting, reporting, editing, photography, video and social media platforms. He earned a Public Relations Certificate and is the recipient of multiple academic scholarships, awards and grants.