Alex Chadwick

Veteran National Public Radio reporter, producer and program host Alex Chadwick has helped create some of the most successful programs in the network s history. He has numerous awards for his radio and television writing and coverage.

Chadwick currently serves as a feature writer and substitute host for NPR's Morning Edition, the most widely-heard program on public radio. He was a member of the creative team which developed Morning Edition after hosting a previous morning news program for NPR. In addition, he serves as co-host and chief writer for Radio Expeditions, a series of award-winning radio specials, co-produced by NPR and the National Geographic Society. The programs, which Chadwick also helped develop, are stereo sound productions that seek to explore the natural world and different cultures with the same attention to aural imagery that National Geographic has so long achieved with photographs.

Chadwick came to NPR in 1977 as host and producer of NPR s morning news service. His work at NPR includes stints reporting for and hosting the evening news program, All Things Considered, as well as Weekend Edition. Chadwick has reported from Central and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia, as well as every part of the US. He has a particular interest in environmental issues. In addition to his reporting duties, he created the NPR basic writing guide and occasionally instructs NPR staff on writing.

Chadwick's work has won numerous awards, including the Lowell Thomas Award from the Overseas Press Club and the Major Armstrong Award for Documentaries in 1988, both for a series of reports on "The New Vietnam." He won the Lowell Thomas Award for the second time 1991 for "Natasha Dudinska: Hope and Courage in Czechoslovakia." Chadwick also won wide peer recognition for a series of reports filed from Eastern Europe during the political changes of late 1989.

As a free-lance television writer, Chadwick created and hosted the feature segments "Interviews - 50 Cents" on ABC s Day One news magazine. He wrote the 60 Minutes "25th Anniversary Special," the highest rated television program for 1993, as well as a three-hour CBS Reports special on violence, "In the Killing Fields of America," which won an Emmy, a 1996 Peabody and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for reporting on the disadvantaged.

Chadwick earned a bachelor s degree in communications in 1974 from American University in Washington, DC. An ardent basketball player, the writer/producer prefers somedays to think of himself as the best shooting guard never to make the NBA.

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