“If you care about the role of money in politics, you need to be reading Alex Kotch.”
— Sue Sturgis, Editorial Director of Facing South
“A brilliant piece. I was just so impressed by this.”
— Thom Hartmann, host of The Big Picture and The Thom Hartmann Program
“Alex works diligently to expose conflicts of interest and industry-funded attacks on our environment and democracy.”
— Brendan DeMelle, Executive Director of DeSmog
“Really fine work.”
— Charles P. Pierce, political writer at Esquire and author

Media Appearances

The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann

I described the Koch brothers' considerable influence in the Trump White House on Thom Hartmann's The Big Picture. From the vice president on down, the Kochs have numerous allies in powerful governmental positions. My original article for AlterNet on the topic is here


The Real News Network

I explained the chaotic situation in the North Carolina governor's race, which has Republican Gov. Pat McCrory trailing his Democratic challenger by roughly 9,500 votes (as of 11/28/16). Despite Cooper's lead, which has grown consistently since Election Day, and numerous failed voter fraud complaints lodged by the governor and GOP attorneys, McCrory still refuses to concede.


The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann

After AlterNet published my article on Charles Koch's network of free-market education professors and think tanks, which meets once a year to share strategies for having an outsize influence on college and university campuses, I spoke with Thom Hartmann about the topics.


The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann

Thom Hartmann invited me on to talk about an AlterNet investigation of mine that detailed the Koch political spending network in Arizona and how the state began funding three Koch-backed free-market centers at public universities in the state.


The Real News Network

I went on The Real News to talk about my AlterNet investigation that detailed the Koch political spending network in Arizona and how the state began funding three Koch-backed free-market centers at public universities in the state.


Time Warner Cable News

I went on Time Warner Cable News to discuss my investigation into North Carolina's anti-LGBT "bathroom bill." I found that many companies that publicly opposed the bill had in fact made political donations that helped elect the law's sponsors and the governor who signed it.


Georgia Public Broadcasting

Georgia Public Broadcasting had me on to discuss my Facing South investigation, which determined that foundations led by Charles Koch gave $108 million to colleges and universities from 2005 to 2014. 

 

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The New York Times


Daily Kos

Daily Kos


National Journal

National Journal


Wilmington Star News

Wilmington Star News


Raleigh News & Observer

Raleigh News & Observer

Media Matters

Media Matters

Esquire

Esquire


Bloomberg

Bloomberg


The Atlantic's CityLab

The Atlantic's CityLab


Harvard Political Review

Harvard Political Review


Triangle Business Journal

Triangle Business Journal