My name is Alexa Ard, and I am a national video producer for McClatchy. I cover national breaking news, and I produce videos for McClatchy’s 30 local newsrooms across the country, from The Miami Herald to The Sacramento Bee.
Through journalism I want to give individuals an even larger platform for their voices to be heard. I want to break down complex topics to help people understand how it affects them. And, if possible, I’d also like for my work to create positive change in some way.
Before joining McClatchy, I did freelance work for a bilingual website called Noticiero Móvil and traveled to Trinidad and Belize for a nonprofit called the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF). I created two short documentaries about the work PADF was doing in those countries. My work has also been published in USA Today, the Reno Gazette-Journal, News21 and Reno Public Radio.