Alex Savidge

Alex Savidge is an Emmy Award winning reporter who joined KTVU Channel 2 News in 2011. He’s excited to be back home in the Bay Area, and feels privileged to work for the station he grew up watching. Alex was raised in Berkeley and graduated from Berkeley High School.

He first became interested in broadcasting when he took part in Youth Radio, a media training program for teenagers. Alex earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.

Alex got his start in the news business reporting for Los Angeles’ city run television station and then worked as a reporter and weekend anchor at KESQ-TV in Palm Springs. After that he headed for the bright lights of Las Vegas, where he worked as a reporter for KVBC-TV.

He spent several years working for KSAZ-TV in Phoenix, where he covered state politics at the capitol, reported live during dangerous monsoon storms and provided national coverage of a deadly mid-air collision between two news helicopters.

In Arizona, Alex was honored with an Emmy Award for a story about the contentious immigration debate. The piece required he and his photographer to hike several miles into the desert to report on illegal border crossers.

Now that he’s returned to Northern California, Alex is thankful for the cooler weather and the opportunity to tell stories that are important to the people of the Bay Area. Here at KTVU, Alex was part of a team of reporters who provided Emmy Award winning coverage of heated clashes between police and Occupy Oakland protesters.

When Alex isn’t chasing down the next story, he’s spending time at home with his wife and young son. He loves cooking for his family, playing pickup basketball at the YMCA, and attempting to play the guitar.

To contact Alex, send him an email at alex.savidge@ktvu.com.

Latest from Alex Savidge

Car careens into San Francisco Bay near Candlestick

A driver lost control of his car on northbound Highway 101 near Candlestick Park early Thursday, crashing into a pole and then careening into the San Francisco Bay. The California Highway Patrol said the driver suffered some kind of medical emergency and lost control of his vehicle at about 6:45 ...

Police searching for driver in fatal Concord hit-and-run

Concord Police were searching Monday morning for the hit and run driver who struck and killed a person walking along the sidewalk the night before. Police say that around 11:40 p.m. Sunday night, a truck jumped the curb and slammed into a woman who was walking along the sidewalk on ...

Firefighter injured battling 2-alarm SF apartment house fire

A San Francisco firefighter was injured early Thursday when he fell 10 feet from a loft space while battling a two-alarm fire in the city’s Mission District, authorities said. Deputy Fire Chief Mark Gonzales said the firefighter was placed on a back board and transported to San Francisco General Hospital ...

Young Sonoma County flu victim identified

The youngest flu victim to succumb to the H1N1 virus in the Bay Area has been identified by his employer as 23-year-old Mathew Walker. Walker spent the last two years working at G & G Supermarket in Santa Rosa. Co-workers told KTVU he became sick a few days before Christmas ...

Teen on life support without options for relocation

Time is running out for the family of Jahi McMath. The 13-year-old girl, having been declared brain dead by two doctors earlier this month, was set to be taken off life support Monday evening unless a court intervenes. McMath's family may file a new appeal in an effort to try ...

Bone dry 2013 leaves Bay Area facing possible drought

Anxiety is growing at water agencies in the Bay Area as reports show that 2013 was California’s driest calendar year on record. As of Sunday, San Francisco was poised to set a record with just over 5-and-a-half inches of rainfall throughout 2013 and East Bay Municipal Utility District (MUD)'s Sierra ...

Locals gather to bid farewell to Candlestick Park

As the San Francisco 49ers prepare for what could be the team's final game at Candlestick Park Monday night, fans came to the stadium Sunday to say goodbye. Many people took pictures from the parking lot and reminisced about their favorite memories at the 53-year-old stadium. "It's a little bit ...

Stray bullet hits teen watching TV with her family

A 19-year-old woman from Richmond was recovering in the hospital Sunday and her family was scared that she could be paralyzed after she was struck by a bullet while sitting in her living room the night before. The shooting happened Saturday night around 8:30 p.m. on Waller Avenue. Richmond Police ...

Dozens attend local ACA event as deadline approaches

With a key Affordable Care Act deadline fast approaching, dozens of applicants came to an enrollment event in Oakland Saturday. It was organized by SEIU United Healthcare Workers West and volunteers helped walk people through the application process. People must sign up by Dec. 23 in order to start getting ...

Investigation continues at park where human skull found

Sonoma County Sheriff's investigators spent Monday gathering evidence in Shiloh Ranch Park near Windsor, where skeletal remains were discovered by a hiker the afternoon before. A skull, other bones and a shoe were found in an isolated area near a trail by a man walking with his kids through the ...

 
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