Alexia Ridley

News Anchor

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!

Ways to Connect

This week's panel, Chris Dowd and Gwen O'Looney, sit down with WUGA's Alexia Ridley to discuss the week in news and politics.

Recently, more Americans are having heated discussions about Critical Race Theory (CRT). Critical Race Theory has popped up on the news, in school board meetings, and even as a campaign issue in last week’s Virginia Governor’s race. While opponents paint CRT as an educational evil, many in the academic world would say those opponents are misunderstanding, in some cases willfully, what critical race theory actually is.

This week on Athens News Matters, Clarke County voters overwhelmingly approved a $120 million continuation of the one percent sales tax to fund education improvements. Chris Shupe sits down with the chief of operations for the Clarke County School District to discuss what school district officials have planned for the new revenue. Lauren Baggett and Dr.

Several Athens-Clarke County-area organizations have collaborated to form the Athens Wellbeing Project, a group that collects data about healthcare, food insecurity, transportation, and other factors that affect Athenians' quality of life.

We'll discuss their mission, as well as a new county-wide survey that they hope will help leaders make informed decisions about how to allocate resources in our community.

WUGA's Alexia Ridley sits down with this week's panel to discuss the recent Mayor and Commission meeting, including the vote on the human relations commission and the police oversight board. We'll discuss news about a possible high-profile challenger to Kemp in the gubernatorial primary: David Perdue. Panelists will also talk about the results of Tuesday's ESPLOST vote.