Alex Gross by NYU Journalism published on 2012-03-02T19:51:19Z Produced by Laura Geggel Reporter Alex Gross began his career in Europe, writing for a newswire that fed underground newspapers around the world. A native New Yorker, he eventually came home and landed at the East Village Other in 1968. Gross was on the front lines of the 60s counterculture, reporting on the Kent State and Jackson State shootings. He also challenged the latent racism within the East Village Other itself. Gross says his journalism career was far from traditional, and he wouldn't have it any other way.