Alex Onken joined KSLA News 12's digital team on Halloween 2016. Before that, he worked in newsprint, writing both for the Starkville Daily News and the Lake Charles American Press. A native Louisianan, he was born in Lake Charles and raised in nearby Welsh. He graduated from McNeese State University in December of 2014 with a degree in mass communications.
McNeese State University, 2014, mass communications
“I come from a legacy of educators and entrepreneurs as we think about Black History and touch land and realize they did so much with so little and fought against the odds. I know that black folks are survivors and thrivers we can do anything we put our minds to."