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

  Citation issued to construction company after worker’s fatal fall

Volunteer group offers help to drivers stuck in the snow after winter storm

Secondary roads a concern for Lincoln County drivers following winter storm

Men charged with murder in deadly University City area shooting

Garry McFadden sworn in as Mecklenburg County Sheriff

Service dog trainer shares insight after photo of George H.W. Bush’s dog goes viral

Community members worry after one person shot in west Charlotte

Charlotte residents respond to romaine lettuce warning

Students, parents sound off on new CMS safety plans

WBTV security expert speaks on Mexican region where Mooresville teacher went missing

Wet and chilly weather moves into the High Country Wednesday night

Woman, service dog injured in alleged Indian Trail dog attack

Gaston County community members petition for new traffic light after deadly crash

Victim in deadly Mint Hill crash identified as Rocky River High School student

Some CMS parents cite safety concerns due to school’s becoming polling stations

Butler teacher speaks after Facebook video defending school goes viral

Therapist offers free support to parents, students after deadly shooting at Butler High School

CMS superintendent talks school safety after Butler High shooting

President Donald Trump holds campaign rally in Charlotte

Charlotte church refuses to let repeated vandalism ruin their spirit