Alex Giles

Alex Giles

Reporter, News Anchor

Charlotte, NC

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

  NC family stranded in Cameroon, struggling to get visas for adopted daughters during pandemic

  Mecklenburg County neighbors invite food trucks to community to support small business

  Charlotte pastor keeping congregation connected through Facebook Live

  Crime Stoppers: Police searching for man who robbed east Charlotte convenience store

  Charlotte-based Showmars now offering ‘Grocery Essentials’ for customers amid coronavirus pandemic

  Charlotte couple makes safe return from Galapagos Islands, Lake Norman man still stuck in Peru

  Charlotte gun store owner speaks on business being deemed ‘essential’

  NC residents continue to have trouble calling about unemployment issues amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Crime Stoppers: One man arrested, two still being sought after robbery at University City Waffle House

  Funeral home owner speaks about impact of COVID-19 pandemic on business

  North Carolina biopharmaceutical company working to develop vaccine, diagnostic test for COVID-19

  Charlotte travelers stuck in Galapagos Islands, can’t find flight to U.S. amid coronavirus pandemic

  Lincoln County woman speaks about experience under lockdown in Italy

  ‘It’s been incredibly emotional’: Restaurant group president talks about difficulty of operating during coronavirus outbreak

  Crime Stoppers: Police trying to identify two people wanted for McDonald’s theft

  Local business owner speaks after governor’s order to limit dining in restaurants

  More Charlotte businesses temporarily closing amid coronavirus outbreak

  Parents react to Gov. McMaster’s South Carolina school closure announcement

  Despite pub crawl postponement amid coronavirus outbreak, some still celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in uptown Charlotte

  Charity gatherings among the many canceled events in Charlotte

  Crime Stoppers: Police searching for man who robbed Family Dollar store, forced employees to tie each other up

Charlotte NBA fans react to NBA suspending season

Governor Roy Cooper, sports fans weigh in on coronavirus potentially impacting sporting events

  AAA says gas prices falling, in part, due to coronavirus

Businesses with ties to Charlotte implement travel restrictions amid coronavirus outbreak

  Crime Stoppers: Police trying to identify man who robbed Captain D’s at gunpoint

  Samaritan’s Purse workers, volunteers helping with tornado relief efforts in Tennessee

Charlotte GOP supporters gather for Super Tuesday watch party

  Mecklenburg County director of elections speaks on preparedness ahead of Super Tuesday

  ‘I’ll freak out when it’s time to freak out’: Charlotte couple speaks about planned trip to Italy amid coronavirus outbreak