Alex Payne joined Channel 13 as a news producer in September 2014. He attends Drake University, majoring in Broadcast Journalism.

Before WHO, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of his college’s newspaper, The Campus Chronicle. While serving as editor of the Chronicle, he won seven Iowa College Media Association awards, including First Place General Excellence.

Growing up in Altoona, Alex is no stranger to Des Moines. He attended Southeast Polk High School, and is still active in the Altoona community.

Other than journalism and politics, Alex is interested in history. He has served on the board of directors for the Des Moines Historical Society and the vice president of the Altoona Area Historical Society. In May 2014 he published his first book, Images of America: Altoona.

You can contact him by email or follow him on Twitter @PayneReports.

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