Alexandra de Armas, who served as the North Campus Bureau Chief for The Reporter during its inaugural year, has accepted a position as a morning news reporter at WSVN 7.
She will be covering breaking news. Her first day on the job will be March 25.
“I’ve been dreaming of working at Channel 7 since I was a sophomore in high school,” de Armas said. “It is truly a dream come true.”
During her tenure at The Reporter, de Armas wrote news stories, features and created online news packages for the paper.
“I give my experience at The Reporter a lot of credit for where I am today,” de Armas said.
While in Miami, de Armas interned for WTVJ, an NBC affiliate, WFOR, a CBS affiliate, and Univision.
After graduating from Miami Dade College in 2011, de Armas, transferred to the University of Florida. While in Gainesville, de Armas produced, reported, and anchored for WUFT, a student-run TV station owned by UF and also worked as a part-time reporter at WCJB TV 20, an ABC affiliate.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from the school of mass communications and journalism at UF in 2013. After graduation she worked as a multimedia reporter for WBBH, the NBC2/ABC7 affiliate in Fort Myers.
De Armas, 24, looks forward to her latest opportunity.
“My goal is to give you information to get you ready for your day,” de Armas said.