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Episode 8 – Deeply Detroit with Alex Kimbrough

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Alex Kimbrough is an Emmy Award winning director and producer at WJBK FOX 2. He is a product of Detroit Public Schools and a graduate of Cass Technical High School. Alex attended Wayne State University, graduating with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications and Film Studies. After starting at WJBK in 1986,he has spent the bulk of his 30-plus years in broadcasting producing public affairs programs and directing most of the station’s newscasts, particularly Fox 2 News Morning. He recently won the Emmy for creating and producing the Fox2Detroit.com reality series, “The Hunt.”

Alex joins Lynne on the Make Meaning podcast to discuss why he remains connected to his high school and to promoting all the good things that come from it.

Alex also directs programs, concerts and events for WTVS – Detroit Public Television including the webcast of live performances of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the station’s annual New Years’ Eve Gala from Detroit’s Orchestra Hall.

Alex has previously served as President of the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, as well as Vice President of The Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, of which he was inducted into the Class of 2015 Silver Circle Honorees.