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Alex Koma

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Washington, DC
Reporter — InsideNova.com
Covers:  Northern Virginia government, politics, crime and everything in between for Prince William County, Stafford County, Arlington County and more.

Reporter at @InsideNova covering Prince William County, Va. Pittsburgh born and forever a Hokie. Send story ideas or spam to akoma@insidenova.com.

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Biography

I'm Alex Koma, and ever since I was nine years old, I've known I've wanted to be a journalist.

I'm currently working as a reporter covering the Northern Virginia area for the InsideNoVa newspaper, with a focus on Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. I'm doing my bes...

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@AlexKomaIN — 406 followers, 519 tweets

Sep 20, 2017

@EdWGillespie @sarahkliff I am no policy wonk, and Gillespie even said he hasn't read it. Va. would lose Medicaid $ from C-G, but not in the way he suggests #VAGOV

Sep 20, 2017

@EdWGillespie @sarahkliff Gillespie says Virginia would be "punished" for not expanding Medicaid. But the C-G funding formula would shift $ to non-expansion states. https://t.co/gq79J0qV3p

Sep 20, 2017

The more I read about Cassidy-Graham, the less @EdWGillespie's #VAGOV debate answer makes sense. From @sarahkliff:  http://bit.ly/2fBHa11 

Sep 19, 2017

.@EdWGillespie disavows Cassidy-Graham, says Virginia shouldn’t be “punished” for not accepting Medicaid expansion. #vagov

Sep 19, 2017

.@EdWGillespie suggests building more statues to commemorate moments when Virginia “on right side of history.” #vagov

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first professional job in journalism was as a producer at NBC 29 in Charlottesville, Va., though I did plenty in college to prepare.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

No, I'm not enough of a hipster for that.

How is social media changing news?

It certainly makes a good story easier to find, by showing you what issues people from certain backgrounds find interesting/controversial.