Alex Giles

Alex joined WBTV in August 2015 after working for our sister station in Wilmington, NC. He was born outside of Philadelphia and moved to Wilmington, NC at the age of 15. Alex attended UNC-Chapel Hill where he graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism. Shortly after graduation, Alex returned to Wilmington to work as a reporter at WECT News. While at WECT, Alex worked as an anchor and reporter. He traveled to Raleigh to cover events at the state legislature and even interviewed a death row inmate at North Carolina’s Central Prison. Alex also helped a sister station in Charleston, SC cover the deadly church shooting that claimed the lives of nine innocent people. At WECT, Alex won awards for his work in breaking news coverage and the investigation of law enforcement surveillance technology. When he’s not working, Alex loves playing sports, hanging out with friends and spending time with his family. He LOVES Tar Heel basketball and tries to watch every game he can. At WBTV, he’ll be covering Gaston, Lincoln and Cleveland counties. He is always looking for new friends and new story ideas!

Recent Articles by Alex

  Dave Chappelle hand-delivers tickets to Charlotte couple who were scammed out of hundreds on Craigslist

Crime Stoppers: Cautious criminal suspect caught on camera on camera breaking into Charlotte business

South Charlotte woman claims she was duped out of hundreds trying to buy Dave Chappelle tickets on Craigslist

Search for missing Spencer man continues

Transportation companies look forward to NBA All-Star game providing business boost

Pharmacist, doctor share flu safety advice after recent uptick in cases

Crime Stoppers: Police looking for man who robbed Waverly Chipotle

Report: Ticket prices for NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte higher than prices for same event from years past

Charlotte DJ relishing oppurtunity to perform at NBA All-Star Game

City leaders hear final overview of NBA All-Star Game plans at Monday meeting

North Carolina father still fighting to bring child back to United States after international parental abduction

Mount Holly Army veteran says gun, important family documents were stolen from her home

Crime Stoppers: Detectives trying to identify people involved in South End shooting

Matthews woman passes out scarves in uptown for those in need

Former firefighter stops to help, urges drivers to slow down after deadly I-77 collision

Police looking for burglar who smashed his way into Charlotte store

Video released of man wanted for breaking into Gastonia apartment, sexually assaulting woman

Charlotte Coast Guard Auxiliary member speaks on impact of government shutdown

Group gathers to protest after rumored ICE detainment at Mecklenburg County Courthouse

Crime Stoppers: Police looking for bold burglars who broke into Monroe Road convenience store