Alex Quade: From college to globe-trotting reporter

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Alex Quade got there just in time.

CNN correspondent Alex Quade covering U.S. soldiers in Iraq. Body armor: vest, helmet and anti-ballistic eyewear protection are essential, as well as being aware of your surroundings. Photo: Courtesy CNN

CNN correspondent Alex Quade covering U.S. soldiers in Iraq. Body armor: vest, helmet and anti-ballistic eyewear protection are essential, as well as being aware of your surroundings. Photo: Courtesy CNN

CNN correspondent Alex Quade covering U.S. soldiers in Iraq. Body armor: vest, helmet and anti-ballistic eye-wear protection are essential, as well as being aware of your surroundings. Photo: Courtesy CNN[/caption]It was the mid-1990s, and the UW alumna was a TV reporter in Atlanta when she heard about an opening at an upstart cable network called FOX News Channel.

Quade had called a vice-president from FOX, who apologized. He was done interviewing people, and had to catch a flight in an hour.

Quade said she could meet him at the airport.

Racing across Atlanta, she met the executive at the terminal. Fortunately for her, he was the last person to board the plane.

“OK Alex, you have one minute to sell yourself,” he said. Quade answered that she would do whatever it took to ethically get the job done: her out-of-breath presence confirmed this fact.

Read the complete story at the University of Washington.