Alec Giannakopoulos

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A native of the Chicago suburbs, Alec is excited to join the WKBT Newsroom after graduating from the University of Iowa with a major in Journalism and a minor in Business Administration in 2018. In his time in Iowa City, Alec was a reporter and technical director for the student-run Daily Iowan TV Station. He was also a reporter for City Channel 4, a local station in Iowa City. In addition to news, Alec was also a play-by-play commentator for The Big Ten Student Network, and student-run station 89.7 KRUI. Alec is excited to start his professional career in La Crosse, and can’t wait to explore everything the city has to offer. When not reporting, Alec enjoys playing jazz guitar and is an avid fan of professional wrestling.

Favorite song.  Take Five, Dave Brubeck
Favorite movie. Up in the Air
Favorite book. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper lee
If you could interview one person, living or deceased, who would that be? Androniki Paspalis
Do you have a hobby or collect anything special to you? I love jazz, and I pretend to be good at playing guitar when no one’s watching.
Favorite food. Mashed Potatoes. I would eat boxes of instant mashed potatoes in college.
Family. I’m the youngest of three siblings, but also the tallest, much to the dismay of my older brother

Articles

Basketball brings Sparta's Henderson family closer despite constant moves

Timberwolves fire Saunders after parts of 3 seasons as coach

WIAA Girls State and boys Sectional brackets announced

Holmen's Clark, Melby, and Bartels all headed to state gymnastics meet

Prairie du Chien finishes second in D2 team tournament

Aquinas edges out Prescott in 51-44 regional victory

Onalaska victorious in battle of MVC schools, advances to sectional play

Luther outlasts Bangor in battle of conference champs, wins regional title 67-61

Dominant offensive showing leads to 108-67 victory for Caledonia

UWL caps off perfect WIAC season with 32-9 win over UWSP

Esser's 22 points lifts La Crescent past Southland, 55-47

Coulee Region Stars ready to shine on statewide scale

Mel-Min dominates at home, beating Kickapoo 85-44

Central looking to new leadership for postseason tournament success

O'Hare scores 1000 career points, but Trojans fall to Lancers 57-51

All 14 Warriors score in 87-37 victory over Fillmore Central

WIAA Girls Basketball Tournament Sectional brackets released

McKittrick, Koenig and Anderson all bring first place finishes back to Coulee Region

Last-second free throw lifts Cashton over Luther, 57-55

Steien and Thompson outscore Whitehall as Blair Taylor advances in regional play

Holmen ends season in tough loss to Eau Claire Memorial, 52-47

Luther erases 14 point deficit to beat Arcadia 57-45

Onalaska continues winning ways, beating Tomah 63-47

Bangor beats Cashton in battle atop Scenic Bluffs Conference

Local parents help safe life of referee who collapsed at basketball game

Rodgers wins 3rd MVP, Donald gets 3rd top defensive player

Wall's game-winning three-pointer makes the difference for Holmen, beating Tomah 63-62

Head Coach Randy Storlie earns win number 600 as Blair-Taylor beats Alma-Pepin 71-37

Caledonia wins high profile matchup over Stewartville, 72-60

Blugolds complete comeback, beating Richland Center 46-34

Strong defensives showing lifts Central over Tomah, 43-30