Alexis Johnson is a correspondent for VICE News based in Washington D.C. A Pittsburgh native, Alexis graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania before going on to get a master's degree in Media Studies and Production from Temple University. Alexis started out her professional career in journalism as an on-air local TV news reporter in West Virginia before switching to digital and print news. After leaving her role as a breaking news reporter for NJ.com in New Jersey, Alexis was hired at the Post-Gazette as a Digital News Editor in 2018 before switching to a reporting role in 2020.
Alexis joined VICE in October 2020, and has since covered the 2020 general election, the Georgia Senate Runoff, the Insurrection, the Inauguration of President Joe Biden, the Derek Chauvin verdict, plus pandemic-related stories about mental health as well as vaccinations. Alexis has also covered topics like voting rights, police accountability, what’s next for the Black Lives Matter movement, Black spirituality and systemic racism in agriculture.
Alexis is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists as well as Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.