Veteran KSHB anchor Elizabeth Alex has left her job with KidsTLC for a new position with the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging based in Kansas City, KS.
She will serve as the group’s Community Outreach and Media Relations Director.
Alex told Bottom Line she will continue to anchor the 6 p.m. news at the Kansas City NBC affiliate while working at the international group that sponsors children and elderly in 22 countries and is working on some efforts locally as well. Founded in 1981 by lay Catholics acting on the Gospel call to serve the poor, the Foundation has grown into a movement of more than 250,000 sponsors who are supporting more than 300,000 children, youth and aging friends worldwide.
Last year Alex. a KC native, gave up her long-time role as the main co-anchor at KSHB for a new position with KidsTLC in Olathe. She was replaced by Christa Dubill.
Alex told Bottom Line she is excited with her new position as community outreach and media relations director with Christian Foundation, where one of her first jobs will be promoting an upcoming documentary film for the group.
“My first order is to tell the story of ‘Rise and Dream,’ a documentary film set in the Philippines with 13 teenagers who are working hard to rise out of poverty in the midst of danger,” she says. “Barclay Martin (a Kansas City Musician) leads these kids in an effort to put on a concert for ten-thousand people.”
Anchoring at KSHB and her new position seem to go hand-in-hand for Alex.
“I am still here, and really enjoying both worlds,” she says. “They kind of complement each other.”