Alexa Gorman is a writer and journalist. She is currently working at a weekly newspaper on the East End of Long Island, where she covers breaking news, local government, community and school news.She graduated from Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism in May, 2013. She spent the fall of 2013 at the Republican-American covering Harwinton, Thomaston and Plymouth, Conn. Her work was featured in Newsday Opinion, The Huffington Post, and The Statesman at Stony Brook.
She shot, edited and produced web and broadcast pieces during her time at Stony Brook. Gorman was the Online Editor of The Statesman, a student publication. Most recently, she looked into the strained relationship between the Media Relations Department and student journalists at Stony Brook. To culminate her time at the School of Journalism, she created a website based on assistance dogs. She has blogged about the Undergraduate Student Government, the struggles of aspiring journalists, and the college students’ need-to-know during campaign season.
In 2012, she attended the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University and interned at the Nightly Business Report on PBS. Previously, she worked as a news reporter for The Statesman, covering campus events and university policy. She has profiled and photographed a puppeteer that makes her living through “the power of the giggle”; written a series of columns about her love affair with coffee; and covered the Town of Prospect’s Republican Caucus.
From 2008-2010, Gorman wrote for Citizens News, a weekly newspaper in Naugatuck, Conn., where she covered local government and the happenings of small-town life. In the summer of 2011, she interned at Clear Channel Radio in Hartford.
Gorman is currently working on her debut novel. In her spare time, she can be found buried in a book, lifting weights at the gym, or binge-watching Netflix with her dog, Java.
She can be reached via email.