Alex Jirgens

Alex Jirgens joined KIMT as a multimedia journalist in January of 2018.

Title: Multimedia journalist

I am a native of the Sunflower State...Kansas! I was born in Ottawa, grew up in Pleasanton (both near Kansas City), McPherson and then Lehigh (both near Wichita), where I grew up on a farm. After high school, I then attended Hutchinson Community College for two years. After a couple years of working and saving up, I went back to school, this time at Kansas State (Every Man a Wildcat!) in the Fall of 2015. I graduated in December 2017 with a B.S. in Journalism/Mass Communication, and minored in Geography.

I have been interested in media as a whole since I was a kid, where I would keep my ear next to the radio, my eyeballs were glued to the TV, and reading the newspaper before school. I first broke into broadcasting at radio stations KHUT and KWBW in Hutchinson, as a board operator for a Sunday morning church service and high school athletic broadcasts, in October 2012. In August 2013, I joined KBBE radio in McPherson, hosting a Sunday morning Christian music show. In addition, I produced commercials and weather updates, as well as hosting two New Year's Eve shows. In September 2015, I accepted two positions: one at Manhattan Broadcasting Company, where I was a DJ on two stations, delivered live severe weather coverage on four stations, hosted a halftime scoreboard show for Friday night football broadcasts, and later became a City Commission reporter and overnight newscaster; and another with K-State's campus station KSDB, where I hosted a live talk show called "Open Mic" once a week, and a couple of music shows, as well as producing station imaging and promotions. In addition, I also anchored, produced and directed newscasts for K-State's TV station KKSU. During the Summer of 2017, I was accepted into an internship program at all-news radio station 680 News/CFTR in Toronto, Canada, an experience I will never forget. I did everything from reporting and script writing to doing live traffic updates and business reports. In November 2017, I was offered a position at KIMT.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling and sightseeing (if there is anything I should see in Iowa or Minnesota that you recommend, please let me know!), cooking, attending live music and comedy events, listening to new and old music (I have a very diverse taste in music...from hip hop to soundtracks, I listen to it all!), rooting for the Wildcats, Chiefs, Royals, Packers (there's a long story behind that) and Vikings, and visiting with family and friends.

Recent Posts by Alex Jirgens

Bernie Sanders says 'we're in this race to win it' during Floyd County Stop

At Charles City town hall meeting, the Vermont Senator and Presidential hopeful reiterates his policies and confidence on earning the Democratic nomination

Mason City Veterans Day ceremony today

Annual ceremony dedicated to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice will be held at Central Park, followed by a presentation at the All Veterans Center

Toys for Tots campaign kicks off in North Iowa

KIMT News 3 and our Giving Your Best partners are teaming up with the North Iowa Marine Corps League and the Salvation Army to collect toys for children in need this holiday season

Kamala Harris stumps for President in Mason City

California Senator and Presidential hopeful spoke to a crowd at the Historic Park Inn Saturday night to make her case for the Democratic nomination and the White House

Cerro Gordo Sheriff's Office looking to add defibrillators to vehicles

Biggest concern is to make sure the devices are cared for properly

'Keeping Healthcare Close to Home' vote in Floyd County passes

Floyd County Medical Center will transition to a Chapter 347 (per Iowa Code), which approves an elected hospital board, and the ability to levy taxes

Charles City residents to head to the polls Tuesday to decide council seats

Five candidates are running for three open council seats

Pete Buttigieg making North Iowa stops ahead of caucus

With one year to go until the 2020 Presidential election and three months until the caucus, candidates are sharing their visions for the U.S.

North Iowa WWII veteran celebrating 100th birthday

Hancock County native Henry Gremmer served in the Pacific Campaign in the U.S. Army before returning to Iowa for farming and family

North Iowa schools face off in robotics competition

Teams say competitions help with teamwork and multitasking, as well as encouraging more students to get into the STEM fields

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