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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 a legal affairs reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached by email at [email protected].

Articles by Alex Swoyer

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump waves as he walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington. President Trump challenged the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault by name, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, saying that if the alleged attack was that "bad" then she would have filed charges. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump says his Supreme Court pick is 'under assault by radical left'

President Trump said Friday if the alleged attack on Christine Blasey Ford was "as bad as she says," the local police would have been contacted, defending his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh against the decades-old sexual assault accusation. Published September 21, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Washington. Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Grassley sticks by plans for Monday hearing for Kavanaugh accuser

Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Wednesday he's pushing ahead with plans for Monday's hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, but said he's also willing to have committee investigators meet her on her own terms. Published September 19, 2018

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., assistant Senate minority leader, joined at left by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks with reporters about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh following their weekly policy meetings, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Female Democrats fundraising off Christine Blasey Ford, Anita Hill

A female Democratic lawmaker is fundraising off sexual misconduct allegations lobbed against Supreme Court nominees, asking for donations to help 11 of her fellow female Democratic senators and two challengers ahead of the midterms this November. Published September 18, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Kavanaugh is denying a sexual misconduct allegation from when he was in high school.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Kavanaugh denies assault allegation: 'I did not do this'

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh firmly denied any allegations of sexual misconduct during his time in high school, responding Friday to a New Yorker report purporting to detail an assault on a female student. Published September 14, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, left, accompanied by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member, center, speaks with Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., right, during a Senate Judiciary Committee markup meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Washington. The committee will vote next week on whether to recommend President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh for confirmation. Republicans hope to confirm him to the court by Oct. 1.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Top Democrat sics feds on Kavanaugh for high school-era incident

The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday she has asked federal investigators to probe a secret complaint about President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, raising yet another potential hurdle to his confirmation. Published September 13, 2018

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, questions President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, for the second day of his confirmation to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democrats raise six subpoenas, protesting Kavanaugh vote

Republicans on Thursday brushed back Democrats' attempts to slow down Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, rebuffing motions to subpoena millions of pages of documents and keeping on track for a final committee vote next week. Published September 13, 2018