Alex Drude 'The Sports Dude' is a sports reporter / anchor at NewsSource 16.
After about three years as a news reporter Alex moved back into sports for NewsSource 16 in January of 2011, after helping cover the Ducks appearance in the BCS Title Game in Glendale, Arizona.
Alex started at KMTR as the Coos Bay Bureau Director and Reporter, being 'forced' to live on the beautiful Oregon coast, five minutes away from the beach for more than a year. It was a rough life.
He moved to Eugene in August of 2009 to become a news reporter . . . but somehow found lots of ways to do sports-related stories. When the option came up to move back into sports, it was a chance to become 'The Sports Dude' again, and well, who wouldn’t want that nickname?
Alex spent almost six years in central Oregon before heading for the coast. He was on radio as the creator, producer and host of 'Beatles with the Dude', a weekly show of music and a whole bunch of information on the Fab Four and their related solo endeavors that ran for nearly three years on KPOV, Bend's community radio station.
He also worked for KBND-AM as a sports reporter / anchor, and did play-by-play for baseball, basketball and football. Prior to that, Alex spent three years as sports director / anchor for Bend's NBC affiliate and was the official scorekeeper / web updater for the Bend Elks of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League.
He began his Oregon media career as a sports producer / photographer at another TV station in Eugene back when the Ems played at Civic, the basketball teams played at Mac Court, there were only four divisions for high school sports and the Beavs played football at Parker Stadium.
Alex was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area and is a proud alum of the University of Kansas (the 2008 NCAA men's basketball champions). When not working (which isn't that often), he likes running, biking and listening to the Beatles!