“Once journalism is in your system, it’s hard to get it out… and then you realize, it’s there to stay.” – Alex Hinojosa
Alex Hinojosa is a full time instructor at El Paso Community College and a former El Paso Times journalist. Her interest in journalism began in high school – and she later cultivated her skills as an undergraduate at the University of Texas at El Paso while working as a writer and editor for The Prospector at UTEP, and interning as an editor for the El Paso Police Department’s West Side Regional Command’s newsletter.
After graduating from UTEP she headed west – to the city of Los Angeles where she interned for the Los Angeles Business Journal and worked as a Public Relation’s writer for the USC School of Dentistry in 2009, while earning her Master’s Degree. After graduating with her Master’s in Journalism from the University of Southern California, (Fight On!) Alex began working at the El Paso Times as a neighborhoods and general assignment reporter in June of 2010.
From 2011-2014, Alex reported on various events in El Paso’s nine districts, and assisted in reporting on the happenings of the infamous EPISD School Scandal, that later unraveled at other area districts. As a result of her reports, Alex received the 2013 School Bell Award from the Texas State Teacher’s Association. In addition to being part of the education team at EP Times, Alex was also part of the EP Times Presidential Coverage Team, during Barack Obama’s visits to the Sun City and Fort Bliss in 2011 and 2012.
In January 2013, Alex began her career at El Paso Community College as an adjunct instructor in the Mass Communication Department. In August 2014, Alex began working as a full time lecturer at the college, where she is currently working today, and is serving as the EPCC Pulse Radio Advisor. Today – as a contributor and freelance journalist for the EP Herald Post – she hopes to use her journalistic and multimedia skills to provide El Paso Herald Post readers with in-depth news coverage and personal stories of the Borderland. Alex is a native El Pasoan, a proud Burges Mustang.
When she’s not reporting, teaching, or grading she spends time perfecting her blueberry pie recipe, watching Comedy Central and spending time with family and friends.