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Alex Swoyer

Alex  Swoyer

Originally from Texas, Alex Swoyer left the Lone Star State to attend the Missouri School of Journalism where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in broadcast.

She has experience covering stories in the mid-Missouri, Houston and southwest Florida areas where she worked at local affiliate TV stations and received a First Place Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

After graduating from law school in Florida, she decided to leave the courtroom and return to the newsroom as the video journalist for The Washington Times. She can be reached by email at aswoyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Alex Swoyer

In this Jan. 15, 2013, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Women and millennials in leadership roles are better for business: report

A business that has women and millennials in leadership roles will be more successful, according to a study from Development Dimensions International Inc., a talent management consultancy company. The reasoning is that including varied perspectives helps decision-making and problem-solving, which improves business success, the study found. Published December 15, 2014

Opelousas, Louisiana, Mayor Donald Cravins (Facebook) **FILE**

VIDEO: Democratic La. mayor encourages voter fraud

A conservative political action committee released a video Monday on YouTube allegedly showing a Democratic mayor urging voter fraud during a recent private event for Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu. Published December 1, 2014

Veterans Moving Forward service dogs, like the one seen here, are taught to retrieve medication, cell phones, open doors and even do laundry for the physically disabled veterans. They also alert veterans to physical symptoms of anxiety caused by PTSD

Dogs help wounded veterans move forward

The service dogs are taught to retrieve medication, cell phones, open doors and even do laundry for the physically disabled veterans. They also alert veterans to physical symptoms of anxiety caused by PTSD. Published November 6, 2014

A woman smokes a cigarette during a break from work in downtown Chicago. (Associated Press)

U.N. approves increased global tobacco tax during secret session

The U.N.'s World Health Organization on Tuesday approved a measure committing countries around the world to sharply raise excise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products, a key step to what critics warn will be a push for a global tax on tobacco. Published October 14, 2014

David Correy. Photograph by Josh Savon.

Hometown music sensation David Correy spreads HOPE

Adopted out of poverty in Brazil as a infant, David Correy says he is “rooted in humility” because of his adoptive parents who made their home near the nation's capitol in Riva, Maryland. Both his mother and father strongly encouraged him to pursue his passion for music. Published September 30, 2014

Nora Baldwin and Wayne Saward will trek through the D.C. region next month during the Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 150-mile bike ride to raise funds for cancer research. (Nora Baldwin)

D.C. couple to bike 150 miles to conquer cancer

Nora Baldwin and Wayne Saward had no idea when they met six years ago, their relationship would survive a 400-mile move from New York to D.C. Now the two will take a 150-mile bike ride together — all for a good cause. Published August 8, 2014