Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Three injured pit bulls and a puppy, suspected of being used in illegal dog fighting, have been rescued, according to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office. The dogsMore >>
Three injured pit bulls and a puppy, suspected of being used in illegal dog fighting, have been rescued, according to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office.More >>
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - West Palm Beach police are investigating a report of shots fired near Jog Road and Florida's Turnpike. No one was hit. Jeaga Middle School and Grassy Waters Elementary areMore >>
Lockdowns at Jaega Middle School and Grassy Waters Elementary have been lifted.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 3:38 PM EDT2013-05-17 19:38:47 GMT
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (KKTV/CNN) – Two Colorado parents are facing charges after police say they found the couple's autistic teen in deplorable conditions. Police said they discovered the 13-year-old boyMore >>
Two Colorado parents are facing charges after police say they found the couple's autistic teen in deplorable conditions.More >>
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Aldo Alvarez, the man investigators say was shot by off duty Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy Joshua McGehee, is now being represented by West Palm Beach attorney Wayne Richter. RichterMore >>
Aldo Alvarez, the man investigators say was shot by off duty Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy Joshua McGehee, is now being represented by West Palm Beach attorney Wayne Richter.More >>
Alex Sanz covers government and politics for WFLX Fox 29. He also contributes reports to FLDemocracy2012. He joined WFLX in 2012.
Previously, Alex covered Harris County government and Houston City Hall for KHOU-TV in Houston, where he contributed a wide range of enterprise , general assignment and breaking news reports since joining the station in 2007.
In 2011, Alex was nominated for a Lone Star EMMY Award for his coverage of spot news. He was also honored by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters for spot news coverage and in the reporter category for his coverage of breaking news, homeland security, NASA and the earthquake in Haiti. He was part of the news team that led to KHOU 11 News This Morning being honored as the best morning newscast in Texas.
In 2010, Alex was nominated for a Lone Star EMMY Award for his coverage of NASA. That year, he was also honored by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters for his coverage of Harris County government. In 2008, Alex was part of the station's continuous, Lone Star EMMY and Edward R. Murrow Award-winning coverage of Hurricane Ike, reporting on coastal evacuations, the storm's landfall, its impact on the Houston area and the recovery efforts. A year earlier, his breaking news reports for KHOU 11 News This Morning led to the program's Lone Star EMMY nomination for best large market morning newscast. Along with his reports for KHOU, Alex has filed reports for CBS Newspath and CBS News on LOGO. He has also filed live reports for CBS Radio News and the CBS News broadcast, The Early Show.
He moved to Houston after spending several years as a general assignment reporter at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis. While in Indianapolis, Alex was part of a team of reporters sent to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast. Through his reports as an embedded reporter, he chronicled the journey of the Indiana National Guard in Mississippi. He also traveled to Mexico with the Indianapolis police and fire departments to report on their international training mission. His series, "Badges without Borders," received the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists first place award for Best Coverage of Minority Issues. The judges called it a story "well traveled, well told and well shot." He contributed live and packaged reports to CNN, MSNBC, NBC News Channel and NBC Weather Plus while at WTHR.
Alex was a morning anchor and reporter at News 12 The Bronx in New York before joining WTHR in 2003. At News 12, he anchored the weekday morning newscasts and covered local, state and national politics. During his time in The Bronx, he co-anchored News 12 Network coverage of the Blackout of 2003, Operation Iraqi Freedom and the loss of space shuttle Columbia. Alex also co-anchored News 12's weekly public affairs program, 2 & 1: Two Reporters and the Person of the Week.
He joined News 12 The Bronx in 2001 after working as a freelance reporter at WFTS-TV in Tampa. His television career began at the Channel One Network in Los Angeles, where he covered news across the country and around the world. As an anchor and correspondent for Channel One News, nearly nine million people in 12,000 secondary schools nationwide watched Alex's reports. His travels took him to over 30 states and nearly a dozen countries. While at Channel One, he covered the devastation of Hurricane Mitch in Central America, the drug war in Mexico and the worst tornadoes in Oklahoma's history. He also filed reports from The White House and Capitol Hill.
In 2000, The Imagen Foundation honored his feature "Hero Street," about the small town of Silvis, Illinois, with its Best Children's Programming Award. And in 1999, Channel One News followed him on a journey to Cuba where he traced his family's ancestry. Prior to joining the Channel One Network in 1998, Alex worked in morning-drive radio. He anchored news headlines at WMMS-FM in Cleveland and worked as an anchor and producer at WPLL-FM in Miami.
His career in journalism began at the South Florida Sun Sentinel, where he reported and wrote news and feature stories for the Metro, Sports, Lifestyle and Community News sections of the newspaper. While there, he received awards for his reporting and writing and was honored as a most valuable staffer.
Alex is a South Florida native who studied broadcast journalism at Florida International University in Miami. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism from the University System of Maryland. He is a graduate of the FBI Citizens' Academy - Houston Division.