Alex Quade (BA, 1992)

Alex Quade joined Communication students for a mentor lunch and visited two classes in mid-October 2012 to talk about careers in journalism. She also screened her documentary to a group of students and the general public.

About Alex:

Freelance War Reporter Alex Quade covers U.S. Special Operations Forces on combat missions.  She is the recipient of a national RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award, as well as the Congressional Medal Of Honor Society’s “Tex McCrary Award For Excellence In Journalism” for her war reportage.

Alex has worked in television for Fox News and CNN.  Extreme storytelling and silent risk-taking lie at the heart of what she does.  As a “one-man-band”, she embeds with elite combat units several months at a time, producing exclusive, long-form, special series and documentaries.  She recently produced and directed a short documentary about Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan, “Horse Soldiers of 9/11,” that is currently showing in film festivals nationwide.  Narrated by actor Gary Sinise, Quade’s film expands her original investigative reports for The Washington Times,, and The Daily Caller.  Vice President Joe Biden quoted Ms. Quade’s stories during the dedication of a monument paying tribute to the secretive warriors, near ground zero in New York.  (FOX affiliates, Armed Forces Network, and the Pentagon Channel re-broadcast the event and Quade’s stories worldwide.) Read more about Alex Quade.

Read about Quade’s unexpected mentor and some lessons she’s learned along the way.

2013 awards:

Alex Quade picks up another National Edward R. Murrow Award for “Chinook Down”

The same video also garnered a Society of Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade  Award and a Legion of Honor award.

More News about Alex Quade

‘The House That Rob Built’: Special Forces Combat Outpost Pirelli, parts 1 & 2

May 29, 2013 Department of Communication

Freelance War Reporter Alex Quade  (’92) embedded long-term with Operational Detachment Alpha Teams of the 10th Special Forces Group in Diyala province, Iraq in 2007 and 2008.  Six years later, she is allowed to share more information and locations, since U.S. forces and bases are no longer there, after the U.S. military departure.

A video from war reporter Alex Quade (’92)

May 6, 2013 Department of Communication

Alex Quade (B.A., 1992) is a war reporter and alumna of the Department of Communication. One of her goals is to make war “relatable to those back home so they don’t tune out, literally and figuratively” as she walks, talks, and smells like a soldier

Director of ‘Horse Soldiers of 9/11′ presents film screening

October 1, 2012

The University of Washington Department of Communication presented a film screening and discussion with war reporter Alex Quade (B.A., 1992) on Oct. 15, 2012