"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."

Erin Schultz
Publication Manager

"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."

Jack Rotoli
Magazine Designer

“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."

                                                   Sarah Theurk
                                                Associate Editor
                                Advanstar Communications

"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."

                                                                                                                                     Elaine Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                      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."

                                                                                                                                     Kristin McMurray
                                                                                                                                                                       Managing Editor
                                                                                                                                                                      Sunshine Review

“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."

              Jim Hankes
                                                                                                                                                     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.”

Gina Childress
Public Safety Reporter
The Wilson (Daily) Time

“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
Freelance Journalist

“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.”

Gelasia Croom
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.”

Jeff Emmerich
Senior Business Systems Analyst

"Alex's work has always been top rate."

Edward Long
Managing Director
21st Century Visions, LLC