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Alex Holt joins News-Review and Eagle as sports editor

Alex Holt

The News Review and Keota Eagle will have a fresh new face out on the field this year, and he’s a familiar one to the Sigourney and Keokuk County area.

Alex Holt of Sigourney is our new Sports Editor and has already been hitting the ball pens for the end of baseball/softball season. Alex is 28 years old and the son of Stephen and Carol Holt. Before moving to the area five years ago to help take care of his grandfather, Alex lived in Overland Park, KS and was born in New Orleans, LA. He studied at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa and Buena Vista University out of Storm Lake and received his history major.

I want to learn about this business and get my foot in the door,” Holt said. “I always thought about going to school for journalism, to get involved some way in the field.”

Prior to joining us at the News-Review and Keota Eagle, Alex was a substitute teacher for Sigourney, and was an assistant coach for football and basketball. Feeling his knowledge and experience would translate over to the sports journalism world.

“Being a coach first, you get a sense of what sort of questions to ask and what they are willing to talk to you about,” Holt said. “I’d like to build a solid relationship with the student athletes. As a writer, I can listen to them candidly and build trust with them.”

Alex lives in town with his wife Teara, son Bennett and has another son on the way. As one might guess, he is big sports fan. Alex is an avid golfer, New Orleans Saints fan, and roots for his Iowa Hawkeyes.