Alex Chadwick

Alex Chadwick

Independent Producer

Guest/Host

Alex Chadwick is an independent journalist and renowned public radio correspondent, host and program developer. His distinctive work made him one of NPR's most recognized voices during his long career there. Among other achievements, he was part of the creative team that developed and launched Morning Edition, the most successful program in NPR's history. As a feature reporter and host of Morning Edition, he helped create the partnership with National Geographic that led to the enormously popular Radio Expeditions series. Called 'the best writer at NPR,' he has scripted award-winning documentaries for National Geographic Television, ABC and CBS. His original online production, Interviews 50 Cents (NYT.com  'must see' video), was a long-running popular feature at SlateV.com . Chadwick is the recipient of multiple awards including the Dupont-Columbia for Radio Expeditions, 2000; Society for Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporting, 2001 and Overseas Press Club Lowell Thomas Award, 1988 and 1990.  


Alex Chadwick on KCRW

In this edition of "BURN: An Energy Journal" Alex Chadwick examines the state of America's electric power grid and the science needed to modernize it.

The Switch

In this edition of "BURN: An Energy Journal" Alex Chadwick examines the state of America's electric power grid and the science needed to modernize it.

from Special Programming

Alex Chadwick's story of two men whose troubles and tragedies find respite in the raging rapids of Cataract Canyon.

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Alex Chadwick's story of two men whose troubles and tragedies find respite in the raging rapids of Cataract Canyon.

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New technology for developing fossil fuels has led both  Barack Obama  and  Mitt Romney  to claim that the US could be "energy independent." What would that mean in a global economy?

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New technology for developing fossil fuels has led both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to claim that the US could be "energy independent." What would that mean in a global economy?

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