2018 Kidz Rock! Awards is Hosted by 
Actor, Youth Celebrity, Reporter and Entrepreneur
Alejandra "Allie" Slack

At three weeks old, Alejandra Stack entered the newsroom for the first time and began her journey as a backstage baby to an award-winning journalist mom. She had the opportunity to meet many celebrities, politicians, and persons of interest and eventually charted her own course in media.

At age 8, she began reporting the morning news with her school's broadcasting club and at 10, she was the youngest ever columnist with 'Allie in Action', published in The Georgia Star and Florida Star Newspapers, owned by the legendary Clara McClaughlin. 
After tagging along with her mother during the 2017 Presidential Elections, and spending several late nights in the newsroom reading through papers, she noticed something was missing - stories on kids.

As an ExCEL Youth Ambassador, the youngest member of her region's NAACP, and an actress who appeared in several major films, she encountered many young people who she felt needed to be highlighted. She also took some advice from her teen mentor, Gabrielle Jordan on how to go about convincing her mom it was worth it.

At 11, she used money earned from an acting job with the Cartoon Network to start her own magazine for kids to see themselves and offered her mom $50 to help edit it while she gathered her subjects to interview for her webseries, blog and magazine, rebranded as KidNewsMaker.

By age 12, she was received three media recognitions, including the 2017 Kidz Rock Award for Journalism in Atlanta, and the 2016 SHEMatters Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. She has also been recognized by two US State Senators, a County Commissioner and City Councilmember.

Alejandra now has a staff that includes contributors and two award-winning journalists with 60 years combined experience in the industry.  Her goal is to have her videos picked up by a major network or streaming channel and to have her magazines in libraries and schools around the world.   Now, she's on a mission to show kids the newsmaker in them, reminding them to declare, "We're KidNewsMakers - we're not waiting, we're creating!"

2017 Kidz Rock Awards, Atlanta - Journalist of the Year, Alejandra Stack
2016 SHEMatters Awards, Johns Hopkins U, Maryland - Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, Alejandra Stack