Alexandra Moffitt

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Alexandra Moffitt

Alexandra Moffitt in 2017
Born Alexandra Louise Moffitt
(1968-11-16)November 16, 1968
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Died November 29, 2020(2020-11-29) (aged 52)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Residence Angola, Indiana
Occupation
  • News anchor
  • actress
  • author
  • television personality
Years active 1992–2020
Television

Alexandra Louise Moffitt (November 16, 1968 - November 29, 2020) was an American news presenter and actress. From 1999 until her death in 2020, Moffitt has been a and has achieved success and critical acclaim as the main co-anchorwoman for CBS 41/INNCD 47 Action News on NoSirGifts-owned Fort Wayne, Indiana CBS/independent duopoly and company flagship station WTOR/WXXC and before that was the midday co-anchor for NewsCenter 36 on then-NBC affiliate WFAZ owned by ATE Media (now ABC-owned-and-operated station WMRI). Moffitt has been recognized with several honorific nicknames including "Princess of Fort Wayne TV." She went by Alexx Moffitt on-air.


Life and career[edit]

1968–86: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Alexx was born to Ronald and Karla Moffitt on November 16, 1968 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.[1]

1992-1999: WFAZ[edit]

2007-2020: WXXC[edit]

Moffitt joined Fort Wayne independent station WXXC-FTV in 1999 from then-NBC affiliate WFAZ (now ABC O&O WMRI) as the station's main anchor on the weekday evening editions of 47 News Update (now INNCD 47 Action News).


Vote for the Girls (2017-2020)[edit]

On March 31, 2017, Alexandra Moffitt announced she join the moderator panel of the ninth season of Vote for the Girls. She will be joining the newly created Pink Team North with returning moderators Carrie Ewan, Andrea Coolranch, and Jacqui Fountaine.

Since the ninth season, Moffit became the co-host of Vote for the Girls, following the death of longtime co-host Holly Everman.[2] The announcement of Moffitt's hiring was made official on the ninth season premiere episode by host (and creator) Ava Zinn.[3]

Due to her duties on VFTG, Moffitt and Tracia Matthewson swapped staff positions at the NoSirGifts Fantasy Television CBS-affiliated/independent station and flagship duopoly WTOR and WXXC in Fort Wayne with Matthewson taking Moffit's main anchor duties and Moffitt taking over as weekday morning anchor.

On May 12, 2020, Moffitt earned her first moderator win as her respective last Vote for the Girls picks for the eighteenth seasons of The Voice and American Idol, Toneisha Harris and Samantha Diaz, were the last female contestants, which Moffitt's fellow moderators overturned by drawing the "Moderators' Save" to decline Harris' and Diaz's defeats. Diaz was declared the winner of the eighttenth season of American Idol.

Personal life[edit]

Death[edit]

Shortly after 4:30 pm on November 29, 2020, Alexandra collapsed at Ava Zinn's home in Fort Wayne. She was discussing ideas for the November 30 and December 1 editions of Vote for the Girls. According to Karly Jameson, she collapsed. Jameson began CPR on her. The Fort Wayne Fire and Rescue service received a call from Jameson's mobile phone at 4:40 pm, and dispatched an EMS unit which arrived at 4:44 pm. Paramedics attempted to defibrillate Alexandra's heart three times, but she did not respond until the fourth attempt. Moffitt was then transported to Lutheran Hospital, arriving at 5:02 pm. Alexandra died at 5:36 pm on November 29, 2020. Her remains were cremated, and given to her wife.[4]

Posthumous recognition[edit]

Famed Vote for the Girls picks Jena Asciutto, her colleagues at CBS 41, and The Kathy Finklemyre Show host Kathy Finklemyre were among those who paid tribute.[5][6]

On the December 1, 2020 episode of Vote for the Girls,[7] as a tribute to Moffitt, her fellow Pink Team North moderator Jacqui Fountaine opened the show with this statement:

I'm Jacqui Foutaine, Pink Team North Moderator of Vote for the Girls. Over this past weekend, we lost two of our beloved members: former Purple Team moderator Kathi Jameson and Pink Team North moderator and co-host Alexandra Moffitt. These are enormous losses for our staff and crew, for their families, and for their thousands of fans. Alexandra loved this show and everything it stood for. In fact, she taped her final episodes last when I was the winning moderator of Dancing with the Stars 29. Kathi and Alexandra will forever be an inspiration for their constant desire to learn and for the love of their families. We will air The Voice 19 competition results. That's what Alexandra wanted. On behalf of everyone here at Vote for the Girls with Ava Zinn and Alexandra Moffitt, thank you for everything Alexx.

The screen then fades to black in remembrance.

Since her death, all four major Fort Wayne fantasy television stations aired their very own tributes to Moffitt such as CBS 41 which played extended newscasts from 6:00 pm to Midnight. 9abc aired a NewsCenter 9 Special Report: Remembering Alexandra Moffitt, WFTW airing classic stories from Moffitt and Fox 7 which aired a Vote for the Girls marathon.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "Why Northeast Indiana love Alexx Moffitt – By three of the people who know her best". 
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  4. Matthewson, Tracia (2020-12-03). "The Truth About Alexandra Moffitt's Final Resting Place" (in en-US). 
  5. Passalt, Rachael (November 29, 2020). "Kathy Finklemyre, Tracia Matthewson, and More Mourn the Death of Alexandra Moffitt". CBS 41 Action News. 
  6. "Kathy Finklemyre Pay Tribute to Alexandra Moffitt: 'There Will Never Be Another'". CBS 41. November 29, 2020. 
  7. Thank You for Everything, Alexandra and Kathi | VOTE FOR THE GIRLS

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Preceded by
Holly Everman
Co-host of Vote for the Girls (United States)
2017–2020
Succeeded by
Karly Jameson
Cathryn Everman
Traci Davidson