Bachelor in Art History, Columbia University, 1987.
He was a senior editor at People Weekly. Before his job at People, Alexander served as executive editor of Variety and Daily Variety, where he edited The 1936 History of Show Business (Abrams). Alexander was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1957, and earned a baccalaureate of arts in art history from Columbia University in 1987.
A Maine resident since 1999, Alexander writes for Smithsonian, Reader's Digest, and many other national magazines. He co-wrote The Arrows Cookbook (Scribner) and Two for the Money (Carroll & Graf) and edited George Plimpton's last book, Ernest Shackleton. Alexander's first memoir, Man Bites Log: The Unlikely Adventures of a City Guy in the Woods, was published in 2004.
A chronicle of his brother's adventure building a business in Ghana, West Africa, Bright Lights, No City, was published by Hyperion Books in July 2012.
Married Sarah Rachel Baldwin, June 14, 1986.