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Alex Heath Biography

Alex Heath is an American senior reporter at The Information, covering mainly Facebook and Google. Heath also covers other consumer internet companies, like Snap and Twitter. Previously; Heath was a senior business reporter for Cheddar who won Sabrew’s Birger Award for young business journalists in 2018. He left the station in May 2019 hence joining @TheInformation.He was a senior reporter for Business Insider in New York City before joining Cheddar, where he mainly covered tech companies in the social media space, like Facebook, Snap, and Twitter. Before that, he covered apps and streaming services for Business Insider’s consumer tech vertical, Tech Insider. Before joining Business Insider in 2015, he closely covered Apple for the website Cult of Mac. Heath is an experienced business reporter with a demonstrated history of producing impactful scoops, high-profile interviews, and thoughtful analysis. Deep experience in both TV and writing, digital journalism. Panel moderator at conferences like SXSW, Web Summit, and Collision. He has been a guest on shows like “Good Morning America,” “BBC World News,” and “Marketplace Tech.” Personally, he broke numerous stories on major companies like Facebook, Snap, AT&T, and Apple. Many stories were widely cited by other news outlets. Interviewed big names for TV, including Ray Dalio, Microsoft President Brad Smith, Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz, and Ev Williams. His work has been widely cited by other news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington PostBuzzFeedCNNCNBCBloombergWired, and others.

Alex Heath Age

As of 2019, Heath is about 26 years old. His date and month of birth are not revealed to the media. He’s currently based in New York City and originally hails from Louisville, Kentucky. Heath is an American by nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity.

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Alex Heath Family

We have no details regarding his parents and siblings.

Alex Heath Wife

Heath has not revealed whether he is married to social media. We assume that he is not yet married.

Alex Heath Education

Heath graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and theater from the Asbury University.

Alex Heath Net Worth

As of 2019, his net worth and salary are not yet revealed.

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6 questions with Alex Heath from Cheddar

1. Give us a brief Twitter-sized (280-character) history of your journalism career.

I started getting paid to blog about Apple when I was 16 years old. I did that for popular blogs like Cult of Mac and also helped edit stories by a team of international writers until I moved to New York City and started working on the tech reporting team at Business Insider. I started covering Facebook and other social media companies like Snap at BI and am now on that same beat at Cheddar, where I’m also helping build out our nascent reporting team.

2. You’re a senior reporter at Cheddar. Can you tell us a bit more about your day-to-day and the types of stories you’re seeking and covering?

Cheddar is nearly three years old as a company, and I was the first full-time reporter hire when I joined in December 2017. So we’re still figuring out what works and what doesn’t. What I’m focused on, and what we’re hiring more reporters to do as well, is scoops and breaking news on companies we cover as a network. So I won’t usually cover a product or funding embargo that a million other sites would.

I’m trying to make fewer, hopefully, more impactful bets on stories that can get Cheddar’s name out there.

3. You report often on Facebook, Twitter, Snap and other social media networks. What are some social media trends you’re noticing? What about trends or sites on the downward spiral?

Someone in the tech industry recently told me that we’re going through winter for consumer social, especially with regards to US companies/startups. There are the big, established players and hardly anyone else making real waves.

China is really the leading the way right now with companies like Bytedance’s TikTok and what Tencent is doing, which is interesting.

4. Many of your stories rely on video — either you reporting on camera or interviewing a source. Have you always been comfortable on camera? How is doing on-camera work different than other reporting work you’ve done?

I actually have a bachelors degree in theater and film, so the camera element is not that scary for me. There’s a finality to a video interview that I love — whatever is captured is just there for everyone to see, and it can’t be changed or updated afterward like a text story. So the bar is higher in terms of what you ask and how someone can respond.

I really just see it as another medium to get my stories out there and more of a means to an end.

5. Point us to a recent piece you’re particularly proud of. Tell us about the process — how did this story idea come about from pitch to publication?

I published a pretty long story earlier this year about Snap’s culture regarding sexism and especially what female employees were feeling inside the company. The story centered on an on the record interview I conducted with a former Snap employee who wrote a blistering memo criticizing the culture before she quit. I got my hands on her memo and then spent weeks convincing her to do an interview.

The story forced Snap to publish some of its diversity numbers for the first time and lots of other outlets covered it. CEO Evan Spiegel was even asked about it onstage by Kara Swisher at the Code Conference.

6. We saw on Twitter that from time to time you receive some bad PR pitches (this one in particular about deskside interviews being a no-no). Walk us through your email inbox and tell us what can a PR pro do to stand out and get your attention when pitching you?

The biggest advice I have for people who work in PR is to actually do your homework about what a reporter covers and approach the actual pitching process almost as an afterthought that’s built on a relationship/common understanding/being helpful. I’m still amazed by the some of the pitches I get that clearly demonstrate the PR person sending them has absolutely no idea what I actually cover or am interested in.


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