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 on Athens News Matters, Alexia Ridley sits down with Editor of Oconee County Observations, Lee Becker, to discuss a sales tax to fund education improvements and how the vote sailed through in Clarke County, but Oconee County voters gave a thumbs down to a similar measure for transportation funding.

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A proposal to create a Civilian Public Safety Oversight Committee should get a final vote from Athens-Clarke County Commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday, but the outcome of that vote is far from certain.

This week on Athens News Matters, ACC Sheriff John Q. Williams sits down with Chris Shupe to discuss the impact understaffing has on the community, how the jail is handling the pandemic, and the high cost of healthcare for inmates.

Having a criminal charge on your record can be a hurdle to finding a job, borrowing money, and even finding a place to live. Some people who have a criminal charge in their past can get past that hurdle by having their record restricted (formerly known as expungement).

It seems that lately we are constantly learning of new ways social media impacts our daily lives and our perceptions of the world. Men and women often have differing views around the expected norms for romantic relationships and platonic relationships. A new study from the University of Georgia found social media may impact perceptions of what is expected in romantic relationships, consent, and sexual activity.

WUGA’s Alexia Ridley sits down with the lead researcher Dr. Adrienne Baldwin-White to talk about her work.