Alex Belida moved to the Pentagon Bureau from Johannesburg where he worked as VOA's Southern Africa Correspondent. It was his second African posting, following an assignment in Nairobi as East Africa Correspondent. Previously, he served as VOA's Senior White House reporter, and as National News Editor.

Before his Washington assignments, Alex was based in Munich, Germany, where he filed stories as VOA's Soviet affairs and East-West security issues reporter.

Alex has a B.A. in Government from Trinity College, Hartford Conn., and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University in New York. He is married and has three children. An avid mountain climber during his years in Europe, Alex now enjoys playing golf.