Alex Nieves

Politics Reporter, Richmond Confidential

I'm a politics reporter for Richmond Confidential, a hyper-local news site covering a city of over 100,000 people, and a graduate student studying New Media at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

I recently completed a one-year fellowship at Sports Illustrated and have interned with NBC Nightly News, Southern California News Group, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Santa Clarita Valley Signal.

Portfolio

Adaptive skaters: Back flips and broken prosthetics from Southern California's best
As Katherine Beattie straps herself into her custom-made wheelchair, and Oscar Loreto slips his left leg into the carbon fiber shell that connects to his prosthetic foot, the...
Contra Costa affordable-housing advocates hope to build off 'great energy' of new state laws
After years of ballooning home prices and plummeting consumer confidence, Gov. Jerry Brown signed 15 housing bills late last month. These new laws aim to address California's...
Cricket catches on: Pittsburgh players are making the game a magnet
The sun had just started to peek out over the treetops on a cool July morning, illuminating a small field in South Park hidden from the nearby road by a thick forest. The...
Drew League, even with major Nike presence, is sticking to its roots
On any given weekend during the summer, the parking lot adjacent to the gymnasium at King Drew Medical Magnet High School is filled to capacity. The odd occupant of one of those...
Contra Costa County supervisors choose new DA in close vote
This afternoon, Contra Costa County named Diana Becton its interim district attorney, replacing former DA Mark Peterson, who resigned in June following a felony perjury...
Studies show concussion can have devastating effects
Studies linking the devastating effects of brain trauma and football have been among the most-discussed issues surrounding America's favorite sport. The recent saga surrounding...
Mel Blount's call a big help for Steelers rookie C.J. Goodwin
Entering his senior year at California University of Pennsylvania, C.J. Goodwin made a deal with Steelers legend Mel Blount: Play well this season and Blount would call the...
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Pitt center Joseph Uchebo continues long road back from knee injury
Matched one-on-one against 6-foot-11, 255-pound Duquesne big man Darius Lewis for the majority of his Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro-Am game Wednesday at Montour High School,...
Contra Costa supervisors fund Richmond-based prisoner re-entry program on heels of beef with sheriff
Two weeks after Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston questioned whether to fund Richmond-based prisoner re-entry organization Rubicon Programs, prompting accusations of...
L.A. Angels fizzle after fast start, are swept by Blue Jays
For at least an inning, the Angels' bats seemed to give their fans a reason to believe that the team was well on its way to snapping its recent funk.But as quickly as that...
Division II/III alums talk about transition to NFL
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Local race aiming to bring the mile back into spotlight
AP sports editors pay tribute to late Pittsburgh writer
Beyond the most knowledgeable baseball experts, civil rights historians and journalists, Wendell Smith's name is one that many people don't know. But without the work of this...
Tre Madden focused on excelling at USC, not injuries
The sport of football can be unforgiving.Tre Madden doesn't need to be reminded how cruel it can be. After four years at USC, he has frustratingly watched his past three seasons...

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