Alex Quade is no stranger to adventure.

Alex in helicopter


From the devastated shores of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, in the aftermath of the 2004 South Asian Tsunami, to the desolate deserts of Iraq and the cave-riddled mountains of Afghanistan, this UW Department of Communication alumna (1992) has braved heat, isolation, and yes, bullets, in search of a good story.

Quade is a freelance war reporter in the tradition of Joe Galloway and Ernie Pyle, operating for months at a time, solo, to gather, edit and produce footage from some of the planet’s most dangerous places.

The winner of a 2012 “Edward R. Murrow Award” for the “Horse Soldiers of 9/11,” her short documentary went on to premier in May at the G.I. Film Festival in Washington, D.C. Narrated by Gary Sinise, it profiles the entry of the first U.S. special operations forces to see combat in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks, and the creation of a monument in New York in their, and other service members’, honor.

Read more at the University of Washington website.