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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

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

** FILE ** (Associated Press)

Millennial women delay tying the knot

Millennial women are playing hard to get when it comes to marriage, and that might be paying off for them in the long run both personally and socially. Published July 19, 2014

** FILE ** Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles during a book launch in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

Millennials poll: We know what we want

Most millennials believe marijuana should be legalized, and they prefer lower taxes, according to a wide-ranging poll by Reason-Rupe that was released Thursday. Published July 10, 2014

Jase Robertson, left, of the television show 'Duck Dynasty,' was on the Hill with his daughter Mia to visit with Rep. Frank. Both Rep. Frank and Mia have had cleft palate surgery.  (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

'Duck Dynasty' star's daughter gets charity boost from congressman

Jase Robertson, star of A&E's TV show "Duck Dynasty," is usually found wearing camo in the swampland of Louisiana. But on Tuesday he was sitting in the Capitol Hill office of Rep. Trent Franks with his 10-year-old daughter — but still wearing camo. Published July 8, 2014

Caisson Platoon serves military funeral with grace

For Sgt. Daniel Miller, the word that comes to mind when he thinks about a military funeral is "family." Both his father and grandfather are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Published February 24, 2014