“There are no slow news days, only slow news reporters.”

Alex Pickett is a journalist and creative writer based out of Florida. His work has appeared in local and regional publications across the country, including Creative Loafing, Orlando Weekly, Chandler Independent, Arizona Republic, New Haven Advocate and Connecticut Post.

Currently, he works for Courthouse News Service and freelances for local and national publications.

As a reporter, Alex investigated zoos, police departments and homelessness. He has written award-winning features on a non-violent drug offender serving a life sentence and the effects of gentrification on a historic African-American neighborhood. He has hitchhiked the state of Florida, spent early mornings in hobo camps and covered the sensational Hulk Hogan sex tape trial. Alex is one of only a handful of American reporters to be waterboarded.

Alex has published short stories in literary anthologies and personal essays on several blogs and websites.

From blogs and Instagram to podcasts and YouTube, Alex blends timeless storytelling techniques with the newest mediums to bring his ideas to life.

He would like to bring your stories to life, too. Contact him here.