Lex Juarez joined the team at DC News Now in September of 2020 where she focuses on reporting on the District of Columbia.
In her time covering the District, Lex has reported on major events that have gained national attention. She was on the ground at the Capitol on January 6th, 2021 bringing hours of live coverage. Months before, she was at Black Lives Matter Plaza as the results of the 2020 Election came in, and prior to that, she covered the reaction to the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Most recently, she covered developments at the Supreme Court as Roe v. Wade was overturned.
On top of major national stories, Lex covers all of the District. In her first few months, Lex covered a range of stories including outrage from parents after a longtime Ward 2 Principal was let go, a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Police Department over hazard/overtime pay, the opening of the 14thStreet Graffiti Museum and protests over the death of Karon Hylton-Brown.
She also closely covered the city’s changing COVID-19 regulations, the 2021 shooting that killed 6-year-old Nyiah Courtney, a multi-department investigation into organized crime in the city that led to over 20 arrests and the investigation into a missing two-month-old baby and the stabbing death of his mother.
Exclusively, Lex spoke with the girlfriend of one of the 2022 Smithsburg mass shooting victims and covered a protest at the Senate office building where demonstrators poured the ashes of their loved ones on the steps leading inside. Aside from reporting on the streets, Lex has also filled in on the anchor desk and behind the scenes as a producer. She also had the honor of anchoring the 2021 Honoring Hispanic Heritage special.
Prior to her time covering Washington, Lex was a reporter in Augusta, Georgia, where she covered a wide range of stories.
Notably, she was on the ground as Hurricane Michael made its way through the area, covered a plane crash that left a lone survivor and switched over to sports to cover the Inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur and The Masters.
A North Carolina native and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate, Lex proudly calls herself a Tar Heel. You can catch her spending her free time singing karaoke with the District Karaoke league, cheering on her favorite sports teams (Let’s go Heels and Cowboys!) and searching for the best sushi and burgers the DMV has to offer.
Lex brings with her a love for people and an increased interest in showcasing the stories that matter to our community. Connect with Lex on Twitter @lexjuareztv, follow her on Facebook @Lex Juarez TV and Instagram @lexjuarezreporting.