Host of Talent
FOX Sports reporter Alex Curry follows her passion by staying closely connected to her South Bay roots.
If you were to look back at Curry family home movies from holidays past, you might come across some shaky footage shot by a young Alex, doggedly making her way from room to room to interview any and all willing friends and relations. As the current host of Angels Weekly and Kings Weekly—as well as both teams’ sideline reporter—Alex continues to pursue her childhood calling and has created an admirable foundation in the neighborhood she’s always called home. Over a Java Man dirty chai, the Mira Costa High School graduate talks to Southbay about the importance of family, food and giving back to her community.
You’re the eldest of four sisters. How has that role shaped your life?
Alex Curry: It completely shaped who I am today. You’ve got to set a good example, you have to always be able to help out when needed, and you have to pave your own path. I was always determined to be the best I could be everyday for my three younger sisters. It’s also helped with being a role model figure for young girls who potentially want to be reporters and come into this man’s world of sports. It really taught me how to carry myself, how to work as hard as I can and be the best I can be every single day, and shower people with positive energy.
That positivity seems to be reflected in all the charity work your family has done over the years.
AC: Giving back has been a part of our family since I was a kid. My mom’s most recent nonprofit, GrowingGreat, teaches kids to adopt healthy eating habits and is active in Nevada, Hawaii and a number of Southern California school districts. Before that, my mom had a pasta sauce that was sold in Bristol Farms and Whole Foods, and 100% of the proceeds went to breast cancer research. We’ve always been a give-back family. We’d do a soup kitchen every week, Cheer for Children during the holidays. Angels Weekly and Kings Weekly also do a lot of charity work.
How does being from the South Bay change the way you approach your work with the Kings?
AC: It just makes it so fun and so much deeper. I grew up a Kings fan, and all live in the South Bay. I’ll be coming back from work and see Regehr walking out of Fritto Misto or be biking on The Strand and see Jeff Carter and Megan. As opposed to just reporting on the team, I feel like I’m a part of the family. It makes it so fun, and the guys are so much more wiling to share their thoughts and feelings with you.
Have you gotten used to the Gatorade shower after Angels’ wins?
AC: (Laughs) I’ve luckily been able to dodge them the majority of the time. We did a segment with C.J. Wilson—he’s usually the culprit who comes and gets everyone—and I’m like, “Do you ever consider trying not to get the reporter?” He’s like, “Ehhh … just don’t wear white.” So I’ve consciously changed my wardrobe coloring so it will match Gatorade or just not show.
How have you seen the South Bay change in these past 10 years?
AC: Being born and raised in Manhattan Beach and now living in Hermosa, I’ve really come to appreciate what each town has to offer and how they’ve grown. When I graduated from college, I came back and lived with my parents for a year, putting myself through a hosting academy and going on auditions every day. I was bartending at the Manhattan Sharkeez when it was the old spot where FISHBAR is now. That’s where I met my manager my Fox Sports producer. Every single person that I’ve met in the industry has talked about how amazing this community is. I’m very proud to be able to work within the community and with players who live in the community.