Biography

Courtesy of Chloe Jakiela

My name is Alexander Popichak and I’m a journalist, editor, live television director and producer.

I am a broadcast production and media management major with a journalism minor at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. I currently serve as General Manager for our on-campus radio station, WPPJ managing 50+ weekly shows and a station board.

Elsewhere on campus, I’m the executive producer of U-View Television’s Point Park NewsNight, a weekly student-produced newscast. I work part-time during the school year at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as a high school sports stringer.

I also serve as the student government beat reporter for the on-campus paper, The Globe. In 2017, I was the editor-in-chief of the The Globe. In that role, I oversaw the 45-person staff, day-to-day operations and the 50th anniversary edition and subsequent celebration.

In March of 2018 I created, directed and produced Point Park University’s first-ever live sketch comedy event, Point _____ Live! Produced for U-View Television, it has become one of the most-watched television events since the station began in 2007 with a reach of over 1,000 people within the first week.

In 2017, I worked as a newsroom production assistant at 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station producing spots, web features and content for ongoing series. In 2016, I was an editorial intern at the aggregate trending news website run by Trib Total Media’s affiliate 535media upgruv.

My photographic and journalistic work has been published with the Point Park Globe, U-View, WPPJ, WESA, upgruv, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Trib Total Media’s Signal Item and IN Community Magazines. If you’re interested in my full credentials, visit the “contact/resume” page.

Feel free to look around! Consider this website my portfolio that’s (mostly) up to date – my favorite work is here.