WRITER | EDITOR | STORYTELLER
Keown Media Services
"Alex Keown is a true professional in many ways... I've known him to be an excellent communicator, writer, reporter, and designer with a great eye for a lively publication. And he's a real gentleman to boot."
"Alex has excellent communications skills and brings energy and enthusiasm to his editorial content and his community magazines. We’ve collaborated on several publications at hibu."
“Alex is the epitome of what a good reporter should be. He is driven, responsible, and possesses a keen sense of how to develop a story. Alex does not shy away from any challenge, and he made one of the most difficult beats--political reporting--look easy."
"Alex is a careful, experienced reporter with a broad understanding of issues, particularly in the areas of government and politics. He exhibits a high level of professionalism along with a friendly, easy-going personality. I highly recommend him."
Freelance Writer Downers Grove Local Editor
"I cannot say how much Alex's work has helped our organization. The quality of his work is impeccable. He is a self-starter who completes projects with minimal guidance, is willing to be flexible about prioritizing projects and always willing to offer additional help and advice. Apart from that, Alex's personality and sense of humor make him a joy to work with."
“I watched and listened to Alex interview an award recipient at a chamber function and I was amazed at his ability to turn an interview into what seemed like a conversation among two life-long friends. I highly recommend Alex as a writer or journalist."
Advertising Sales Manager
“... when I worked with him at The Wilson (Daily) Times, he was the political reporter and I was the Newsroom Administrator. Alex encouraged me to begin writing and soon, with his guidance and expertise, I was offered a reporting position.”
Public Safety Reporter
The Wilson (Daily) Times
“I worked with Alex while I was a young reporter at The Wilson (Daily) Times. He was kind to me and always offered advice on the business. I often read his stories and took note of his sharp writing skills.
”Hilary Helens Covill
“Alex is not only a hard worker, but he is extremely genuine in his communication. Not only did he make his colleagues comfortable and at-ease, he also made the people he was interviewing feel comfortable -- even when writing about controversy.”
Media Relations Manager
The Nature Conservancy
“Alex and I worked together on a team designing and implementing a new web-based tool for new clients coming on-board to Paylocity... Alex's role on the team was crucial and he performed with flying colors. His help text really helped make the site user-friendly. He delivered ahead of schedule and was always on pace. Alex... handled the pressures of working with tight IT deadlines like a pro.”
Senior Business Systems Analyst
"Alex's work has always been top rate."
21st Century Visions, LLC