ARLnow has hired a new full-time reporter.
Alex Koma joins ARLnow from Inside NoVa, where he covered Prince William County as a multimedia reporter.
Koma is originally from Pittsburgh, Pa. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 2014 with a communications and media studies bachelor’s degree.
Before joining Inside NoVa, Koma worked as a staff reporter for Scoop News Group and NBC29’s night producer in Charlottesville. He also earned a first place award in general news writing from the Virginia Press Association in 2017.
His first day at ARLnow was yesterday (April 23), so readers may have already caught his byline this morning.
With the new addition to the ARLnow team, the hyperlocal news company is one step closer to a premium newsletter initiative that it hopes to roll out this year.