Writer. Editor. Storyteller. Juggler. Husband. Baltimore born. NC raised.

Alex Granados is Senior Reporter for EducationNC. He grew up in Raleigh where he attended Jeffreys Grove Elementary School, Leesville Road Middle School and Cardinal Gibbons Catholic High School. Alex attended Wake Technical Community College before transferring to and graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism in 2005. While in college, he worked for The Daily Tar Heel, the UNC student newspaper, and he interned for The State of Things on WUNC-FM.

Prior to joining EducationNC, Alex spent four and a half years working as a city government reporter, editorial page editor and reader representative for the News & Messenger newspaper in Prince William County, Virginia. From there, he returned to Raleigh and spent three and a half years as a producer for The State of Things on WUNC-FM. Most recently, Alex was the public relations manager at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and a professional freelancer, writing for publications like The News & Observer, Business North Carolina and the Raleigh Public Record.

Alex currently lives in Downtown Raleigh, just blocks from the legislature and the governor’s mansion. He says, “I’ve always seen the world in story form. From a young age, I created narratives for the world around me. The confidence I have in my writing was instilled in me by teachers at public schools in North Carolina, and I’m excited to be able to tell the stories of people like them. I don’t see the world in black and white, Democrat and Republican. The truth is somewhere in the middle, and my job as a reporter is to represent it wherever I find it, no matter its form or political affiliation.”

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