Hi, I'm Alex Curley. I'm currently a Production Assistant at NPR for NPR Berlin, NPR NOW (Sirius/XM), NPR Worldwide, and NPR Armed Forces where I handle audio production, automation management, website maintenance, and editorial oversight.
Most of my daily work includes prepping show promotions and radio pieces from Berliner journalists using NPR's proprietary audio editing software. Away from NPR, I mostly use Adobe Audition CS5.5.
Currently, I lend my voice for daily weather reports and announcing occasional hour-long specials for NPR Berlin. When I worked in commercial radio, I voiced over 100 different commercials, PSAs, and announcements over the span of two and a half years.
Alex Stephen Curley was born outside of Atlanta and grew up in rural Western North Carolina.
In 2008, Alex was awarded an academic scholarship and a music scholarship to play trumpet at Lenoir-Rhyne University. At LRU, he majored in Political Science and German, and minored in Trumpet Performance. He was a member of the Orchestra, Jazz, and Pep ensembles. Beginning as a DJ on Wednesday nights on the low-powered campus radio station, 99.3 WLRZ, Alex was appointed Music Director at the end of his freshman year and developed a simple Applescript program that updated WLRZ’s Twitter account every three minutes with the metadata of what was currently playing on the air. By the end of the following year, the Twitter account had over 1,000 followers and was directing several hundred unique listeners to the station’s internet stream. Also during his tenure as Music Director, Alex coordinated and ran the sound for several concerts and events on and off campus.
After transferring to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall of 2010, Alex helped to re-establish a delegation for the NC Student Legislature at UNC Chapel Hill and was voted Secretary of the state-wide organization. In May of 2012, Alex graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a BA in Political Science and a minor in English. Immediately after graduation, Alex began an internship with a local talk-news radio station in Chapel Hill, WCHL. He was eventually hired by the station as a Production Assistant. In his two years there, he has managed the production and distribution of over eleven different special-interest shows and founded two different video series: Tar Heel Take and A Taste of Orange. In addition to these series, he has also produced several different video segments for the news department and voiced countless commercials.
In the Fall of 2014, Alex was brought on as the Intern for WUNC’s The State of Things at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham where he assisted on-air guests and helped producers create segments for the daily show. He produced six segments for the daily program including interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg and New York Times Bestselling author Anna Quindlen.