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Alex Quade wins Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for ‘Horse Soldiers of 9/11’

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2012 — Organizers for the 2012 National Edward R. Murrow Awards have announced that veteran war reporter, Alex Quade ‘s Horse Soldiers of 9/11 has won the award in the category of National Online for Writing. [Read more…]

Dealing with the unseen scars of war

New York (CNN) — His vivid memories from the battlefield won’t go away: a Taliban surface-to-air missile striking a Chinook helicopter, killing everyone on board. The ensuing firefight that nearly killed him.

Shooting down an enemy combatant and watching his body fall, lifeless, in his tracks. [Read more…]

Alex Quade: From college to globe-trotting reporter

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. [Read more…]