Alexandra King is a journalist living in New York City.
Alex is part of CNN's award winning social media team, focusing especially on digital storytelling, executing social strategies, creating compelling, innovative social content and pitching and writing features and breaking news stories for CNN.com.
Prior to CNN, Alex was a Multimedia Producer for United Nations Television.
During her six-year stint at the UN, she spearheaded digital and social storytelling, covering everything from human rights abuses to conflict to humanitarian crises. In her first year on the job, she helped cover the crisis in Libya, the conflict in Darfur and the humanitarian response to the tsunami in Japan.
In 2016, Alex became the first female one-man band producer to ever travel with a Secretary-General, reporting from the field in Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia, among others, and working closely with Ban Ki-moon. She filed mobile video reports for the UN's YouTube channel as rebels closed in on Goma, DRC, and told the stories of rehabilitated Rwandan genocide perpetrators in Kigali via Instagram and Twitter. Her work has been featured on networks such as CNN International, MTV, NHK and Agence France Presse. David Guetta used Alex's footage from Mozambique for his charity single "One Voice."
Alex also writes for publications such as The Guardian, Refinery 29 and Red Magazine, among others, and is the founder and author of the popular lifestyle blog for women, The Street Where I Live, where she profiles women around the world and writes about careers, fashion, interiors and relationships.
Alex graduated from University College London with a BA in English Literature and gained her Masters degree at Columbia Journalism School in New York. She also holds a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from City University in London.
Along with her husband, Isaac Lyles, Alex is also one half of Lyles and King, a contemporary art gallery in Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood.