Alex Backus

Live Blog Editor

Alex Backus is an editor for Newsweek's live blogs, based in Las Vegas. The team covers live and breaking U.S. and international news. Alex has covered major California wildfires, politics and agricultural issues during her nine years as an anchor, reporter and producer in television news. She also co-hosted the Miss California pageant in 2017 and 2018. Alex joined Newsweek in 2021 from KLAS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas and previously worked across California and Montana. She is a graduate of California State University, Stanislaus. Languages: Assyrian and intermediate Spanish.