10 Things You Didn’t Know About Alex Housden

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Alex Housden

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Alex Housden

Alex Housden is best known as the anchor of KOCO 5 News. It’s a morning show that airs on weekends and she’s joined by Zach Rael, her co-anchor. She also covers daily stories during the weekdays, so she’s a busy lady. Alex has gained a following of fans who appreciate the way she reports on the day’s news, but there is a lot about her that fans are not aware of. To help you get to know her a little better, here are 10 things that you probably didn’t know about Alex Housden.

1. She used to work for an ABC affiliate

Alex has been a news anchor for most of her adult life. Before joining KOCO 5, she worked at KTEN-TV, located in Sherman, Texas. The station is an affiliate of ABC. She is a qualified and competent professional who attended the University of North Texas where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. She minored in Political Science, which was a smart move because it helped her to have a working knowledge of the topics she often covers.

2. She’s a dog lover

Housden is the proud pet parent of two dogs. When she’s not at work, you can often find her frolicking with her beloved pets at a dog park. You can tell that she’s a good pet mom because she takes time out of her life to take them to a park that is made to accommodate their exercise needs.

3. She broadens her horizons in spare time

We also learned that Alex likes to kick back in her spare time and go on a Netflix binge every now and then, just to catch up on her favorite series. She is also an avid reader. She truly enjoys reading a good book and relaxing in this manner. It’s no surprise that she loves to hear a good story or engage in reading because after all, she is a professional journalist herself.

4. Alex had to apologize for a controversial remark

Alex made a comment about a co-anchor that had viewers up in arms on social media. She compared him to a gorilla. Jason Hacket is the co-anchor she made the remark about and he happens to be Black. The remark upset many viewers and there were quite a few of them calling for her to be fired for the comment. Alex had said that a gorilla at the Oklahoma City Zoo resembled Hackett, and not everyone shared her sense of humor. She made a public apology on the air and it was a tearful one, the day after the occurrence. Hackett graciously accepted her apology, offering that there was something to be learned from the event.

5. The controversy showed two sides of sentiment towards Alex

After the controversial “joke” was made, Alex found out that when it comes to the viewers, there is very much a mixed bag. While there were multiple social media slams and angry messages, there were also those who supported her and suggested that she didn’t mean any harm. Still, others claimed that the apology was phony and that they wanted to see her fired. The incident brought people out who are both unforgiving, and those who just want to move on. This shows that the country is embroiled in turmoil over racial issues and stereotypes and it isn’t a one-sided environment.

6. She’s married

Alex Housden went to school with Reagan and the two were high school sweethearts. The couple married after high school but they don’t have any children together. Still, they are the parents of Bentley and Louis, their two dogs, which makes them a family of four.

7. Her husband has just one hand

Housden took to social media to introduce her husband Reagan to her fans and viewers. She also shared that he had an accident with a meat grinder when he was just three years old. The unfortunate incident resulted in the loss of one of his hands, but he gets along just fine with one.

8. She worked her way up to anchor

When Alex first started her career in journalism, she didn’t have a full-time position with the newsroom, but she took what was available to get her foot in the door in her chosen career path. She did have a degree in journalism, however. She took a job as a fill-in anchor. Her talents were apparent and she was able to do a great job and work her way up to the position of co-anchor.

9. She has an active Facebook page

If you want to keep up on what Alex Housden is up to, it’s easy. All you have to do is check out her Facebook page. She makes regular posts on social media to let her friends, family, and fans know what’s going on in her personal life as well as in her career. Here, you can get some great photos an catch up on all the news that is the news. She also has some really cool videos on her page. It’s more linked with her professional life than with her personal, but every once in a while you’ll find good tidbits there.

10. She’s a rising star

Even though Alex Housden had a bit of a rough start with the controversial comment that she made on-air, she’s moving on from the incident. She’s a popular anchor and even though there are those who are still angry over her mistake, there are those who truly enjoy her reporting of the news. She’s learning early in her career about how powerful words can be, and we expect to see much better from her in the future and she has a bright career ahead of her despite the recent issues.

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