Alex Backus

Alex Backus joined Good Day on 8 News Now in August 2019. She was born in Turlock, California and graduated from California State University, Stanislaus. She comes to Las Vegas from Fresno where she served as a morning anchor and reporter. Alex also worked on morning shows in Chico, California and Great Falls, Montana.

She has been on the frontlines of major wildfires, covered elections and reported on agriculture issues impacting California’s Central Valley in a weekly series. She also co-hosted the Miss California Pageant in 2017 and 2018, which aired across California.

Alex is passionate about mentoring youth and is a big sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. When she’s not at work, you can find Alex running after her German Shepherd, Bodie, hiking, at the beach or trying new restaurants. 

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