Alex hitchikingAward-winning journalist. Published writer. Full-time creative.

My work has appeared in Courthouse News, Creative Loafing Tampa, Chandler Independent, Arizona Republic, New Haven Advocate and a host of other publications and websites.

As a reporter, I’ve investigated zoos, police departments and homelessness. I have written award-winning features on a prisoner serving a life sentence and the effects of gentrification on a historic African-American neighborhood. I’ve also hitchhiked the state of Florida, spent early mornings exploring hobo camps, and covered the Hulk Hogan sex tape trial. I’m one of only a handful of American reporters to be waterboarded.

I also take my own photos, edit audio and video, and blog.

Currently, I work for Courthouse News, a legal news service. You can find my most recent articles here.

I’m constantly looking for new freelancing projects. Interested? Contact me at alex.pickett [at]