Sammi Alexander Joined the News5 team in April 2020 as a Newscast Producer and Realtime Editor. Sammi is a Chicagoan through and through. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Digital Media from Marquette University, she returned home and worked in a marketing job for a year.
Sammi decided to take some time to travel and left the States to explore New Zealand for a few months. Though Sammi has lived in Chicago a majority of her life, she has always loved Colorado. She and her family used to take trips to Breckenridge every year for spring break when she was younger, and she promised herself that one day she would get the chance to live here.
Sammi spent a majority of college working in sports. She interned with local radio stations, TV, and sports arenas in addition to being a Multimedia Journalist for her university. While she still has an affinity for sports, her passions shifted to the news. She enjoys being able to help others tell their stories and enrich the community. Of her undergrad experience, Sammi's favorite was working with a local news station because she was able to be hands-on in the newsroom, assisting the reporters with interviews out in the field, writing scripts, and crafting stories for the evening news.
In Sammi's free time, she is binge-watching and live-tweeting reality TV shows. She is obsessed with Survivor and her and her family watched every season since she was seven years old. Being a Chicagoan, her favorite food is Lou Malnati's deep dish pizza.