Alexander is the host of The Open Mind on PBS. He has covered American politics, civic life and Millennials since the 2008 presidential campaign. His work has been profiled in The Washington PostThe New York TimesThe Christian Science MonitorLos Angeles TimesVarietyMedium, and on NBC NewsMSNBCC-SPANCNNBBC and NY1, among other media outlets.

His essays, reviews and op-eds have appeared in TIMEReutersRealClearPoliticsNYT's Room for DebateThe Wall Street Journaland The Boston Globe, among other publications.

He has lectured, participated in and moderated panels at the NewseumNational Constitution CenterFDR Library and MuseumCenter for Information and Bubble StudiesInstitute of Applied PoliticsCenter for Telecommunication and LawBrian Lamb School of CommunicationGraduate School of Political Management,University of San DiegoUniversity of Notre DameUniversity of New MexicoUniversity of South FloridaSimpson College and Skidmore College, among other institutions of learning.

He was the political director for WHRB 95.3 FM and host of The Political Arena. A native New Yorker, he is a graduate of Andover and Harvard.