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Alex Koma

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Washington, DC
Staff 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 — 458 followers, 613 tweets

.@TimHugo promised on the campaign trial that he'd introduce a bill to bury a planned Dominion power line in western Prince William County. Now, he's followed through and done so. The details, and reaction to it:  http://bit.ly/2DnG6bx 
What to do with Dominion's #coalash at Possum Point? A whole bunch of lawmakers have ideas, as the new General Assembly sessions nears. Details: https://t.co/rQtVrQTqPU
.@CoreyStewartVA isn’t the only Republican contender in the #VASEN race anymore, but his close call at the #VAGOV nomination may still make him the frontrunner. My latest: https://t.co/Pr7MuHKIgY
🚨PSA🚨 We’re partnering with @ProPublica on @DocumentHate to track hate/bias incidents in Northern Virginia. Let us know if you have a story to tell. Kicking things off with this, featuring anti-Semitism on Twitter toward @nate_salzman @RyanSawyersVA https://t.co/U39vJrKWYv
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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.