Alex Degman

Alex Degman

Alex Degman is WTAX’s News Director/Brand Manager, taking over in April 2013 for long-standing ND/BM Michelle Eccles.

He came to WTAX full time in July 2012 after serving as a state government reporter for the Illinois Radio Network for a year and a half. He’s also spent time working in Macomb and Ithaca, New York.

And yes, it’s true, this picture is about six years old. Don’t hold it against him.

Questions, comments, concerns? E-mail him: adegman@wtax.com or call him at 217.753.5400 ext. 222.


Recent Headlines

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Illinois Museum to Display 1916 Military Equipment

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Military equipment from 1916 to be on display starting September 6.

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Reaction to IDNR’s Long-Awaited Fracking Rules Proposal

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One expert laments the length of time it took DNR to write the rules, which he says are too restrictive. Meanwhile, another expert says she'll have to see what the rules are before she calls them restrictive.

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Vallas Says Rauner’s Budget Plan Will Take $$ From Education

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Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Quinn campaign says Rauner plan will cost education $4 billion.

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Quinn v Rauner on Minimum Wage

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Both candidates for governor say they support raising the state’s minimum wage—but under different circumstances