Alex Kotch

Investigative Journalist

Brooklyn, NY

Alex Kotch

Independent investigative journalist focused on money in politics, education and the environment.


Why the North Carolina GOP Has Brought Chaos to the 2016 Election

Because of a slew of election law changes passed in recent years, the North Carolina Republican Party has thrown the state’s 2016 elections into chaos. Racial gerrymandering, unconstitutional judicial election methods, and a confusing voter ID law have created a bewildering mess in a state once praised for its accessible elections.
AlterNet Link to Story

Republicans Make Big Advances Thanks to Citizens United

This article originally appeared on Facing South, a website published by the Institute for Southern Studies. It's been more than four years since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, a ruling that expanded the ability of corporations and unions to influence politics.
The American Prospect Link to Story


Alex Kotch

I’m an independent investigative journalist based in Brooklyn, NY. My stories about money in politics, the environment and education have appeared at AlterNet, DeSmogBlog, Salon, The American Prospect,, Truthout, Truthdig, Raw Story, National Memo, Facing South, EcoWatch, Vocativ and The Brooklyn Rail.

I've made TV and radio appearances on The Big Picture, The Thom Hartmann Program, The Real News Network, Time Warner Cable News and Georgia Public Broadcasting.

My research and reporting have been featured in The New York Times, Esquire, The Atlantic, National Journal, Salon, Jacobin, Media Matters, Harvard Political Review, The Raleigh News & Observer, Triangle Business Journal, The Charlotte Observer, Greensboro News & Record, and the Wilmington Star-News, among others publications.

I have a Bachelor's in music from Brown University and a Masters and PhD in music composition from Duke University. I'm an active producer and DJ of electronic dance music.



  • Social media
  • Data visualization
  • Investigative reporting
  • Research