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Sunday, July 07, 2019

Ari Alexander joins KPRC 2

KVOA Tucson, Arizona weekend sports anchor Ari Alexander joins KPRC 2


KVOA Tucson, Arizona weekend sports anchor Ari Alexander has joined KPRC 2 with his debut from Minute Maid Park.

"Coming from a town of 2,500 people, I can't wait to tell stories to a city of 2.5 million," Alexander posted on Facebook. "I am, and always will be the little kid in the back yard, trying to hit a home run into neighbor Ray's tomato garden."

In his FB post, the Russian immigrant says the reason he is so into sports journalism is because he learned to speak English from watching ESPN's "SportsCenter" as a child.

"There's a 99% chance I walked into the kitchen and asked my dad, in an accent, what rumblin, bumblin and stumblin meant at some point," he added.

Alexander has even managed to work in some Russian in his television sports gigs. During the 2014 Winter Olympics, Alexander taught news viewers Russian words in a segment and has also interviewed Tucson Roadrunners hockey player Artur Tyanulin in both Russian and English.

This is proof that Glasnost worked.

Alexander was with KVOA for three and a half years. He started his TV news career at WMC Memphis.

The Murrow and three time Emmy winner is a 2013 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.





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