Blayne Alexander Biography
Blayne Alexander is an Atlanta-based correspondent for NBC News reporting across all the network’s platforms including NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Today Show and MSNBC. She is a four-time Emmy Award nominee and has been honored by the Atlanta and National Associations of Black Journalists and the Atlanta Press Club.
She is a co-founder of Phoenix Leadership Foundation alongside her husband. The foundation aims at generating and supporting programs that mentor young black men, support their education and expose them to new opportunities. She also sits on the advisory board of The Scholarship Academy, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping low-income students gain access to college scholarships. In addition, she is a mentor at Cool Girls, Inc., a mentoring and empowerment group for 3rd through 12th grade girls.
Blayne Alexander Age
Blayne is 46 years old, she was born in 1977 in Oklahoma in the United States. She celebrates her birthday on March 4.
Blayne Alexander Height
Blayne stands ata height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Blayne Alexander Education
Alexander earned her undergraduate degree in English from Duke University.
Blayne Alexander Parents
Blayne is the daughter of Annita Alexander but the name of her father is unknown. She however posts, her parents on her social media but minimal information is available about their careers. She was brought up alongside her sister, Blake Bridges-Alexander who is a certified wellness coach and a martial artist.
Blayne Alexander Husband
Blayne is married to her husband Jay Bailey. James is a University of Georgia graduate and serves as the president and CEO of the the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE). He has been recognized by 3 U.S. Presidents for his leadership and community efforts. In 2012, James was one of eight Americans honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change: Following in the Footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”He is a recipient of the coveted Whitney M. Young National Community Service Medallion, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Service Award, a New Leaders Council Fellow, member of Alpha Phi Alpha and the 100 Black Men of Atlanta.
He has worked at Operation HOPE as the Chief Executive Officer of the Southeast Region. He was the chairman of next generation advisory board for Citizens Trust Bank. He still serves as a managing partner for Greenwood Archer, a minority owned, forward thinking private equity firm focused on investing in emerging domestic markets, urbanization and affordable housing. He is also the chairman of Phoenix Leadership Foundation.
Blayne Alexander Baby
Alexander and her husband has a daughter known as Sage Milan Bailey born on July 1, 2021. Her middle name is derived from Jay’s late mother, Millie and Blayne’s mother, Annita. Her first name ‘Sage’, embodies many of the characteristics they want her to carry into the world: wisdom, discernment and a calming, soothing spirit.
Blayne Alexander NBC News
Blayne is an NBC News correspondent based in Atlanta, she reports for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Today Show, MSNBC and all NBC News platforms. She previously served as a correspondent for NBC News Channel, the affiliate service for NBC News, based in Washington. In her prior experience, she spent six years as a reporter and anchor for 11Alive News, Atlanta’s NBC affiliate. In addition to her weekday reports, she anchored 11Alive Weekend Today on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
During her time in Atlanta, she covered the shooting death of Michael Brown and protests in Ferguson, Baltimore protests following the police-involved death of Freddie Gray and deadly flooding in Houston. She also did the exclusive coverage of the Summer Olympic Games in 2016. She also covered the two inauguration of President Barack Obama (in 2009 and 2013). She was the only Atlanta reporter to interview Congressman John Lewis in Washington during the grand opening celebration for the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
She began her career in journalism as a desk assistant at NBC News Washington Bureau. During the 2008 election cycle, she was selected to help produce several special projects, including a post-debate focus group with Ann Curry, election night results from Charlotte, NC and, most notably, coverage of President Barack Obama’s inauguration from the US Capitol.
She began her reporting career in November 2009 at the CBS affiliate in Augusta, GA, where she was also a fill-in anchor. In 2011, she was awarded the Excellence award from the National Association of Black Journalists for her story “Secrets of the Down Low.” The two-part series focused on Augusta’s fast-growing HIV rate and encouraged viewers to get tested.
Is Blayne Alexander a delta sigma theta?
Blayne is member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and National Association of Black Journalists.
Blayne Alexander Salary
Alexander earns an estimated annual base salary of around $140,000.
Blayne Alexander Net worth
She has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Where is Blayne Alexander From?
Blayne was born and raised in Oklahoma City but now resides in Atlanta with her husband and daughter.