Alison Starling Biography, Alison Starling Wiki
Alison Starling defended NBC News national correspondent Peter Alexander after President Donald Trump called him a “terrible reporter” and accused NBC and their parent network, Comcast, of producing “sensationalism.”
I offered both Pres Trump and VP Pence an opportunity to reassure Americans.
Simple question: “What do you say to Americans who are scared?”
Trump, to me: “I say, you’re a terrible reporter.”
Pence, an hour later: “Don’t be afraid. Be vigilant.”
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) March 20, 2020
Alexander had asked a straightforward question about the coronavirus pandemic. “What do you say to Americans right now who are scared?” he asked.
But the president was not pleased with the question. “I say that you are a terrible reporter,” Trump said. “That’s what I say.”
“You’re doing sensationalism and the same with NBC and Comcast. I don’t call it Comcast. I call it ‘Con-Cast. Let me just tell you something,” Trump continued. “That’s really bad reporting. And you ought to get back to reporting instead of sensationalism.”
It’s not the first time the president and Alexander have sparred. In January 2016, their contentious relationship started when the NBC News reported asked Trump about his previous choice of being anti-choice. Trump then accused Alexander of “reading the full statement.”
Alison Starling Age
She is 46 years old.
Alison Starling Early Life
The reporter was born in Orlando, Florida, on October 28, 1973. She is part of a military family and spent part of her childhood in the Washington D.C.
Alison Starling Education
She went to college at the University of Florida and received her degree in 1995, BIJOG.com wrote. She then went to study in France for six months after earning a Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship from Rotary International.
Alison Starling Career
Her first job as a reporter was with WDEF-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She then did three years at KIRO-TV in Seattle, Washington. She joined WJLA-TV, where she currently works, in August 2003.
Alison Starling Awards
She has won four Emmys for her work as a lead anchor on WJLA-TV.
Alison Starling Husband, Children, Family
Alexander was an NBC News correspondent and she was working in Seattle. They didn’t date until 2019 when Alexander moved to Washington, D.C.
Two years later, Alexander proposed to Starling while they were in France. They married the following year at the Newseum in Washington DC. It was a fitting destination for the couple since it’s an interactive museum that focuses on the news.
The couple has two children together. Ava Starling Alexander who was born in 2013 and two years later they welcomed daughter Emma Pink Alexander. The family currently lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.
Peter Alexander Statement
In a statement, Alexander said he was just trying to get the president to reassure Americans and wanted to “to provide the president an opportunity to reassure the millions of Americans, members of my own family and my neighbors and my community and plenty of people sitting at home, this was his opportunity to do that, to provide a positive or uplifting message. Instead, you saw the president’s answer to that question right now.”
“The bottom line is, this is a president whose experiences in life are very different than most Americans across this country right now. Not a person who likely worries about finances or had, not a person who in the course of his life is worried about his future, not a person who is worried about where to find a paycheck for his bills or for his rent and as evidenced by the president suggesting that an opportunity to provide for American some reassurance about how they should feel right now, the president instead took it out on me.”
Other journalists in the press area came to Alexander’s defense. “You see yourself as a wartime President right now, leading the country through a pandemic that we are experiencing,” Kaitlan Collins, a White House correspondent for CNN, noted. “Do you think going off on Peter, going off on a network is appropriate when the country is going through something like this?”
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