Alexandra Rockey Fleming

Alexandra Rockey Fleming writer-reporter for PEOPLE
Title: Writer-Reporter
Education: San Diego State University
  • Alexandra Rockey Fleming has been a journalist for over three decades, specializing in breaking news and human interest.
  • She's been a writer-reporter at PEOPLE for 20 years.
  • Her work also appears in the Washington Post and she serves as the U.S. producer for several Scandinavian television news outlets. Her first book -- Full of Heart, with J.R. Martinez -- was a New York Times bestseller.


Alexandra Rockey Fleming is interested in journalism with a purpose. She focuses on mental health, social justice and crime. She has written for PEOPLE for 20 years.

With 1,000+ bylined pieces, her award-winning work not only has appeared in PEOPLE but the Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, the Today Show digital, and O magazine as well. The many major news events she has covered for PEOPLE include the Abu Ghraib prison abuse; the 2010 Haiti earthquake; the Charleston church, Virginia Tech, Pulse Nightclub, and Uvalde tragedies; and the inaugurations of Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

As the American field producer for several Scandinavian public TV broadcasters, she contributes to stories and documentaries that bring trending news to Europe with features on politics, business and culture.

Her first book -- Full of Heart, with J.R. Martinez (best known for Dancing With the Stars) -- was a New York Times bestseller.


Alexandra has a bachelor's degree in journalism from San Diego State University.


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