Alex Housden Wiki
Alex Housden is KOCO-TV Morning Anchor with co-anchor Zach Rael. Earlier, she worked as the evening anchor for ABC affiliate KTEN-TV in Sherman, Texas. Later, she spent most of her time covering southern Oklahoma while reporting at KTEN.
Imagine coming into work and your co-worker tells you that you look like an ape on National TV SMH….I can’t make this up! @alexhousden_ should be ashamed of herself for that remark. @koconews obviously felt it was ok bc she’s back on air…wow! pic.twitter.com/Q7JLQxU97v
— El Crumb (@Coppinalltheyzy) August 27, 2019
Recently, she apologized to her co-anchor Jason Hackett after comparing him to a gorilla during a broadcast Thursday. Moreover, the racist comment occurred after the pair reported on a story about a gorilla at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Alex Housden Career
Jason Hackett is just one of two Black anchors at KOCO 5 News in Oklahoma City, but that didn’t stop co-anchor Alex Housden from playing into a racist stereotype by comparing him to an ape on live TV.
Oh yeah, she said she was sorry. ?https://t.co/biMRIBSqXL
— NewsOne (@newsone) August 26, 2019
Alex Housden is a graduate of The University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science.
She was born and raised in Texas and is from a small town of only 3,000 people. Alex has always aspired to be a reporter, and growing up she dreamed of being the next Katie Couric.
After graduating, Alex Housden started her career working at KTEN. Her Instagram bio reads “KOCO Anchor/Reporter
Lover of music, fashion, family and laughter, OKC, Wife and Dog Mom, @unt Alumna, The Nightingale.
Alex Housden Husband
This is NOT ACCEPTABLE. NO ONE SHOULD BE TOLD THAT THEY LOOK LIKE A GORILLA!! DEMAND THAT ALEX HOUSDEN BE FIRED! (405)478-3000! pic.twitter.com/8aGqIuAD9n
— Yvette Thomas (@YvetteT14439725) August 27, 2019
She is married to her Husband named Reagan and she first met him at the age of 17. On August 7, 2019, she wrote abou her husband
“MEET MY HUSBAND! I have some new followers on here so I thought I’d introduce you to my Husband, Reagan! We first started dating at just 17! Reagan actually only has one hand. He lost it in an accident with a meat grinder when he was just 3. That doesn’t stop him though! He’s an amazing golfer and can do anything with just one hand! He’s probably the happiest person I know and has the strongest faith. If you ever run into him he’ll always greet you with a smile!.”
Alex Housden Apologized
Lame apology from ALEX HOUSDEN AFTER SAYING JASON HACKETT LOOKS LIKE A GORILLA!! SAID IT ON THE AIR! This news station is running a FAKE PROMO COMMERCIAL, talking about how they are DIVERSED AND INCLUSIVE!! UNBELIEVABLE! JOIN ME IN DEMANDING THIS RACIST BE FIRED!! pic.twitter.com/Bm66hslGCC
— Yvette Thomas (@YvetteT14439725) August 25, 2019
Alex Housden, the morning anchor for KOCO-TV, had made the comparison with her co-anchor – Jason Hackett – while the duo reported on a young gorilla at the Oklahoma City Zoo on Thursday.
Housden told Hackett that the primate ‘kind of looks like you’ to which her co-anchor quickly responded ‘he kind of does, actually yeah.’
On Friday, she apologized to ‘one of my best friends for the past year and a half.’
Fire Alex Housden. https://t.co/wsfv0WBgun
— Michael Younger (@the1myounger) August 27, 2019
Hackett accepted his co-host’s apology and cosigned that the two had a fantastic relationship.
‘What she said yesterday was wrong,’ he said in response. It cut deep for me and a lot of you in the community.’
He continued: ‘The lesson here is that words matter. We are becoming a more diverse country and there is no excuse. We have to understand the stereotypes, we have to understand each other’s backgrounds and the words that hurt, the words that cut deep.
Alex Housden Video
Thank you ALL FOR THE SUPPORT! LET’S continue on this WAVE OF ACCOUNTABILITY! Call (405)478-3000. And DEMAND THAT ALEX HOUSDEN BE TERMINATED. BETTER YET, TWEET HER AND TELL HER WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT HE SAYING HE LOOKS LIKE A GORILLA! @KOCOALEX pic.twitter.com/uXNxBBOqAo
— Yvette Thomas (@YvetteT14439725) August 27, 2019
Video of the awkward exchange soon went viral on social media, with several users decrying the anchor’s remarks.
‘I’m here this morning because I want to apologize, not only to my coworker Jason, but to our entire community,’ she said during the Friday segment. ‘I said something yesterday that was inconsiderate, it was inappropriate and I hurt people.
She continued: I want you to know I understand how much I hurt you all out there and how much I hurt you. I would never do anything on purpose to hurt you.
Housden stressed that she loved her community and apologized from the bottom of her heart.
Alex Housden Instagram
Her Instagram account is private.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Alex Housden, the morning anchor for KOCO-TV, had made the comparison with Jason Hackett while the duo reported on gorillas at the Oklahoma zoo
- Housden told Hackett that the primate ‘kind of looks like you’ to which her co-anchor quickly responded ‘he kind of does, actually yeah’
- On Friday, she apologized to ‘one of my best friends for the past year and a half’
- ‘I’m here this morning because I want to apologize, not only to my coworker Jason, but to our entire community,’ she said during the Friday segment
- The anchor added: ‘I said something yesterday that was inconsiderate, it was inappropriate and I hurt people’
- Hackett accepted his co-host’s apology and cosigned that the two had a fantastic relationship