Alex Morey

About Alex Morey

Alex is an investigative journalist and attorney who tells stories about civil liberties on America’s college campuses. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of FIRE's Newsdesk.

She has a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications where she was a researcher at the Tully Center for Free Speech. She also holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School where she worked as a teaching assistant for noted First Amendment scholar, Donald Downs. A native Tucsonan, Alex earned her undergraduate degree in journalism and French from the University of Arizona. After college, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Madagascar, teaching English in area schools and collaborating with local reporters on free press and social media initiatives through the U.S. Embassy’s American Press Center in Antananarivo. Formerly based in Madison, WI, Alex is admitted to practice law in Wisconsin, New York, and the District of Columbia. She has worked as a lawyer in private practice, and as counsel for Wisconsin’s Dane County Circuit Court and Fiskars Brands, Inc.

She lives outside Washington, D.C., with her husband and their three children.


  • Mary Zoeller returns to FIRE as Policy Reform program officer, September 1, 2017

  • Berkeley’s new chancellor releases powerful statement: ‘Free speech is our legacy’, August 23, 2017

  • Harvard professors sign, resubmit faculty motion against social club ban, August 21, 2017

  • Berkeley plans multi-platform free speech initiative for new academic year, August 17, 2017

  • Best of Newsdesk: ‘For Want of A Degree’: Free speech ‘victor’ denied master’s degree he earned. Can your college or university help?, August 8, 2017

  • Meet FIRE’s new Campus Coordinator, Sam Flannery, July 25, 2017

  • Student Defender Profile: Veronica Joyce, director of Penn State’s Student Conduct Advisors, July 21, 2017

  • Student Defender Profile: Steven Lazickas, Student Advocates program director at Binghamton University, July 20, 2017

  • UC Berkeley will host Ben Shapiro event, pay fees after College Republicans accuse university of censorship, July 20, 2017

  • Student Defender Profile: Sam Flannery, director of Ohio University’s Students Defending Students, July 19, 2017