Alec Lewis



Alec Lewis


Alec Lewis will be a junior journalism student at the University of Missouri in the fall of 2017. Based out of Birmingham, Alabama, he is currently the sports intern at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. In two years at Missouri, Alec covered football and basketball as an intern for the Kansas City Star and wrote feature stories as the sports editor for The Maneater. He also provided influential coverage throughout the Missouri football boycott that took place in Oct. 2015.

Prior to his current role, he interned with the Columbia Daily Tribune in news and with The Birmingham News (Alabama Media Group) in sports. He prides himself on the love for the art of a story and he's been credentialed at over 50 events in eight different sports. 


Sports Intern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • assist golf, baseball, football, and other sports coverage in Milwaukee

May 2017- Present

Aug 2016- Present


Jan 2016 - Aug 2016

Sports Intern, Kansas City Star

  • assist coverage on Missouri sports, both football and non-revenue, and focus on breaking news, features, notebooks, and sidebars 
  • produced video from press conferences and assisted on the Sports Beat KC podcast with Mizzou beat writer Tod Palmer

Sports Editor, The Maneater


  • Oversee staff of more than 10 writers, meet with them each week individually and as a staff and lead those meetings
  • Help generate story material and coverage as well as edit stories
  • Former men’s basketball beat writer and assistant sports editor in the fall of 2015
  • Write columns, features, recaps and previews when necessary, but focus mainly on diversifying coverage on college athletics

May 2016 - Aug 2016

News Intern, Columbia Daily Tribune

20,000 CIRC. 

  • Covered general assignment news on a pitch-by-pitch basis, which included everything from politics to government to arts and leisure stories
  • Observed meetings between staffers to talk about budget and the paper that day, as well as investigative brainstorming session meetings
  • Developed and updated content for special sections such as the back-to-school sessions, which involved fact-checking

May 2015 - Aug 2015


Sports Intern, Alabama Media Group | AL.COM

  •  Filled in for beats such as UAB Basketball and Preps
  • Wrote feature stories both in preps and in some professional sports (PGA Tour), as well as breaking news stories
  • Produced video for the video department from press conferences, events and interviews with players and coaches



If anyone out there is looking to do a story on the next big sportswriter in America currently in HS, I’d train your lens on Alec Lewis.
— Lars Anderson, Bleacher Report
Props to Mizzou student Alec Lewis, great job on campus in middle of extraordinary circumstances.
— Ryan McGee, ESPN
You are a really good writer, Alec. I’m actually interested in a story about Missouri’s kicking game. And trust me, it’s the writing.
— Izzy Gould, Alabama Media Group