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Randy Alexander

For more than 20 years, Randy Alexander, founder-CEO of Randex Communications, has been the Philadelphia region's leading entertainment-and-lifestyle public relations specialist. Though based in the Philly area, Randy's scope and reach have been national and international, as he has represented some of the entertainment industry's most recognizable names. Among those he has repped are Saturday Night Live icon Joe Piscopo, jam-band giants Disco Biscuits, The Amazing Kreskin, hard rock legends Deep Purple and the late Robert Hazard, composer of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." Among his current clients are Oscar-winning composer Franke Previte, the popular series of Time-Life music cruises and, perhaps closest to the self-proclaimed R&B fanatics heart, pop music immortals Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff.

Named a "Tastemaker" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, one of "24 People to Watch" by SJ Magazine, and one of South Jersey Magazine's "Names to Know," Randex Communications was nominated "Publicity Firm of the Year" in the New Music Awards/Hollywood, and Alexander was twice nominated as "Top Publicist" in the NARIP (National Association of Recording Industry Professionals) Best in the Biz Awards, and honored as a top public relations professional in the global directory of Who's Who.

Randy has also devoted much time, effort and energy to such non-profit entities as the Philadelphia Music Alliance, the custodian of Philly's monumental musical legacy -- and which he has served for years as a both a board member and publicist -- and the Asbury Park-based Light of Day Foundation, dedicated to Parkinson's Disease education and research.

He is a member of the Entertainment Publicists Professional Society and Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia, an executive board member of the Philadelphia Music Alliance (Philadelphia Walk of Fame), and member of the Grammy® Recording Academy (NARAS), for which he volunteers as a Grammy in the Schools instructor and panel moderator. A 2013 invited guest speaker of the Kresge Artist Fellows in Detroit, he also is a frequent guest lecturer in university classrooms, as well as moderator and panelist for SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon, NARAS, Garden State Film Festival, DIY Convention, IMC, and Cape May Singer-Songwriter Conference. Randy has been sought for national and local TV appearances on the CBS Early Show and the CBS3 Morning Show, and is known to get quoted nationally as an industry expert (CBS Radio, CNN Radio, FOX TV, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, KYW Newsradio, FanBridge).

Before embarking on his current career, he spent almost 20 years in journalism interviewing hundreds of celebrities and behind-the-scenes movers-and-shakers covering music, TV, radio, Atlantic City casinos and numerous lifestyle stories for The Trenton (NJ) Times.

A nationally-respected music journalist and winner of three writing awards (New Jersey Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists and Garden State Association of Black Journalists), he reported daily on the historic birth of Live Aid and marked the 10th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death on an extended mission to Memphis and Tupelo, Miss., to explore and uncover the roots of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. He has been a daily contributor to AOL's MusicSpace Channel, pop music critic for the Camden Courier-Post and rock columnist for Action, the in-house publication of the Wachovia Spectrum, then Philadelphia's leading entertainment venue. His coverage of Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. tour was included in the best-selling biography, Glory Days, and in 2012, he wrote the Springsteen cover story for South Jersey Magazine.

Alexander lured an array of celebrities to his talk radio show and has covered TV nationally as a member of the Television Critics Association in Los Angeles and New York. He made a cameo on ABC's One Life to Live and was Philadelphia bureau chief for cable industry trade Multichannel News. He also edited two national cable guides published by TVSM and was a regular video reviewer for Home Viewer magazine.

Alexander started his career in North American pro and college sports press boxes as an Amfax Communications correspondent covering championship events for the NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball. While still in college, he switched from sports to entertainment at the Philadelphia Journal, a sports and entertainment oriented daily tabloid. A Philadelphia native, Alexander holds a bachelor of arts degree in Journalism with a News-Editorial concentration from Temple University's Annenberg School of Communications and Theater, and also is a graduate of Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pa.

Randy was born on May 10, 1958 and lives in Marlton, New Jersey with his wife Randi. They have two children, Zoe (22) and Harrison (27).