Alexander Popichak is a multimedia journalist, producer and director based in Pittsburgh, Pa. His journalistic work has been published by 90.5 WESA - Pittsburgh's NPR News Station, 535media's upgruv, the Point Park University Globe, WPPJ 670-AM and Point Park's U-View Television. Production credits include direction of WPPJ's 2016 Election Night coverage, the development of Point Park's NewsNight program, the Globe's Pioneer Public video series, direction of Chair Shot Reality and Point Park's Pioneer Spotlight series.
2015 - Present
Anticipated Graduation Date: January 2018
2009 - 2015
Graduation Date: June 12, 2015
Class Rank: 10/92
January 2017 - Present
Manages staff as head administrator, coordinates publication and layout, and writes pieces
Print circulation: 1,000 Online Reach: 400 Weekly
Previous positions: Editor-Elect, News Editor
Click here for my full Globe Profile
August 2017 - Present
Manages and maintains studio equipment for use by various internal and external television and cinema productions.
Pitched, wrote and produced content for 90.5 WESA. Duties included conducting interviews, recording spots and pitching features.
Project Highlight: From Highways To Runways: In Search Of The Noisiest Spot In Pittsburgh
For WESA’s Good Question Series, I wrote and produced this feature in search of the noisiest spot in Pittsburgh. This is the resulting package:
October 2016 - Present
Crafts and presents long-form enterprise segments, produces, writes and directs live-to-tape news show. Created show with Robert Bertha. Click here for a sample reel of NewsNight.
January 2017 - May 2017
Developed on-air news updates and features for Point Park’s student-run radio station, WPPJ.
January 2017 - May 2017
Directed live-to-tape weekly feature program for Point Park’s Athletics department. Worked alongside host Josh Croup to produce weekly web feature. Guests were athletes and coaches from around the Point Park athletic world.
February 2016 - December 2016
Supervised staff, critiqued layout and wrote pieces
September 2015 - February 2016
Pitched, edited, wrote, and created layout of weekly newspaper’s news section
August 2016 - May 2017
Planned and executed community-centric events and programming, mediated roommate conflicts, managed programming deadlines and managed crises as needed.
September 2015 - May 2016
Served as a representative for School of Communication, served on communication committee and planned 2016 Pioneer Community Day service event, placing 70+ volunteers across the Greater Pittsburgh Area to donate 4+ hours of service
2017 SPJ Mark of Excellence finalist for Photography
Winner, 2017 Intercollegiate Broadcast Service “Best Celebrity interview” award for interview with Sarah Koenig
Winner, 2017 U-View Television Dale Award for Best Overall Production for NewsNight
Winner, 2017 U-View Television Dale Award for Best Episode for Episode 6 of NewsNight
Carlynton Maggie Scholarship,
Presidential Scholarship, Dean’s List
Eagle Scout, Troop 831 in Carnegie, PA November 14, 2014
Society of Professional Journalists
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
National Eagle Scout Association Life Member