Alex Stone is a Los Angeles-based national correspondent for ABC News Radio. Since joining ABC News, Stone has covered stories around the globe, including the 2004 Southeast Asia tsunami and the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. He has covered the Olympics in Beijing, Vancouver, and London, reporting for on-air and online platforms.
In 2005 Stone spent weeks in New Orleans and the surrounding areas of Louisiana covering Hurricane Katrina and the storm’s aftermath. He has also covered numerous high profile trials for ABC News, including the cases of Scott Peterson, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jackson and O.J. Simpson.
Stone covered Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential race. He also embarked on “The Great American Road Trip”; during the five-day, five-city, 1600-mile journey, he heard firsthand how Americans are coping with the rise in gas prices. He spoke with Americans going to and from work, long haul truckers and families taking road trips.
Before joining the network in October of 2004, Stone was a general assignment reporter at KOA Radio in Denver. While attending the University of Colorado at Boulder, he reported the news around his class schedule on the weekdays and anchored “Colorado’s Morning News Saturday.” While at KOA, Stone received two national Edward R. Murrow Awards for investigative reporting on airport security and flaws in the Emergency Alert System. He has been awarded several Associated Press Awards and Colorado Broadcasters Association Awards for his local news coverage in Colorado.
Stone began his career at KSRO Radio in Santa Rosa, California, while he attended high school. He started working at KSRO at the age of 12 for a program called “Teens on Air.” At 13 he joined the KSRO news team and covered local news for the morning show before school, and anchored the afternoon news after classes.