Alec Schreck is an Emmy-nominated reporter and multimedia journalist who originally hails from Philadelphia, Penn. but grew up in (cue older sports fans) Houston Oiler country.
He moved to El Paso from Washington D.C. where he produced a weekly news magazine that featured many prominent news makers.
He has interviewed a senator, congressperson or governor from almost every state in the country.
He says he realized how much he loved hearing others' stories after college while selling wireless technology in Brooklyn, N.Y. in the 1990s.
He discovered he was a terrible salesman but loved hearing the stories of the companies he was assigned to ply wares to—which ranged from mobsters, to plumbers, to Hasidic Jewish business owners and everything in between.
“I was mesmerized by the stories I heard in a place that so personifies the heart of the American Dream,” says Schreck.
A few years later, Schreck began his own journey into television and now, as a result, no longer gets in trouble for missing sales quotas but instead gets paid to retell the great stories he hears.
And nowadays, those stories are no longer transcribed into a journal from the borough of Brooklyn but rather captured in video with the people of the Borderland.
He makes his home in Sunset Heights, just a block over from Pancho Villa's old digs, with his wife Anjana and their wannabe mayor of Sunset Heights--Chula--their formerly homeless cat who engenders the notion of hope springs eternal every time a bird lands on the windowsill.
If you’d like to share your story, please drop Alec an email any time or call the newsroom and ask for Alec.
And in case you were wondering, Schreck does indeed get asked a lot about the loveable green movie ogre Shrek.