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!

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This week on Athens News Matters, District 7 Commissioner Russell Edwards joins Chris Shupe to discuss the formation of a civilian police oversight board, the future of a local eviction relief plan and more. Misinformation on the COVID-19 vaccine is killing Georgians because many say the science keeps changing.

This week on Athens News Matters, Western Circuit District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez sits down with Chris Shupe to discuss staffing in her office, her decision to charge a juvenile defendant as an adult, and the rash of shootings involving young people in Athens.

WUGA's Alexia Ridley sits down with Chris Dowd and Martin Matheny to break down the week in news and politics.

Monday marked Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Athens-Clarke County and many communities across the country. This was the first time in history that a U.S. President formally acknowledge Indigenous Peoples' Day.

To mark this revisioning of Columbus Day, we revisit a 2019 interview with former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation Chad Smith.

October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. A time dedicated to depression

awareness and the growing need for accessible and affordable mental health screenings.

Psychologist and Assitant Professor at Piedmont College LaKeisha Gantt joins WUGA's Alexia Ridley to talk about recognizing, diagnosing, treating, and living with mental health challenges.