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

  Concord sporting goods store director talks COVID compliance ahead of Black Friday

  Charlotte residents still lining up for COVID-19 tests as Thanksgiving approaches

  Hundreds turn out for COVID testing at Bojangles’ Coliseum, county opens overflow testing site

  Businesses, organizations finding safe ways to offer family activities during pandemic

  Crime Stoppers: Police trying to identify north Charlotte robbery suspect who tried to wipe away fingerprints

  Charlotte residents, travelers sound off on Thanksgiving travel as CDC releases updated COVID guidelines

  Charlotte firefighters describe efforts used to pull stranded cyclist from floodwaters

  Lawsuit filed to have Gaston County Confederate monument relocated

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for suspect who fired gunshot during arcade robbery

  Gaston County restaurants teaming up to support officers injured in nightclub shooting

  Charlotte woman speaks about following governor’s indoor gathering orders for Thanksgiving

  Bass Pro Shops puts precautions in place for photos with Santa

  Crime Stoppers: Police searching for men who robbed Circle K in south Charlotte

  CMS Board of Education scheduled to discuss revision to middle school return to learning plan

  48 hours after polls close, North Carolinians wait for results in race for president

  Presidential candidates make several stops in North Carolina ahead of election day

  Gaston County Sheriff still requiring sex offender check-ins for Halloween night

  Thousands still without power Friday after Zeta moves through Carolinas

  Duke Energy: Hundreds of workers prepared to respond to Zeta outages

  Charlotte radio personality working with NACA to coordinate rides to polls

  Crime Stoppers: Police searching for suspect who wore Halloween mask during robbery

  Charlotte 49ers football team set to finally play first home game Saturday

  Passionate Trump, Biden supporters showcase yard displays as Election Day approaches

  Kamala Harris speaks one-on-one with WBTV, attends voter mobilization event in uptown Charlotte

  Campaign representatives speak about Trump, Harris visits to North Carolina

  ‘Judy has touched so many lives’: Loved ones, community members gather to hold vigil for Judy Williams

  Crime Stoppers: Detectives looking to identify suspects in attempted arcade robbery

  Governor, NCDHHS secretary, speak about recent spike in COVID cases

  Parents, teachers voice concerns as CMS discusses plans to bring students back to classrooms

  Gaston County Sheriff’s Office expands campaign to promote domestic violence awareness