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

  $10,000 reward being offered in unsolved Mint Hill murder case

  Vigil held for man killed in uptown shooting

  Charlotte pastor asking for volunteers to help with flood cleanup near Mountain Island Lake community

  Crime Stoppers: Wells Fargo offering major reward for information leading to capture of Ballantyne bank robbers

  Dozens pack Mecklenburg County Commissioners meeting to support proposed sales tax referendum that would benefit arts programs

  Friends mourn Lincoln County man who died in motorcycle collision with fallen tree

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for thief who broke into west Charlotte businesses

  Crime Stoppers: Man charged after allegedly robbing two Charlotte convenience stores at gunpoint

  Car owners looking for multiple hot rods stolen in Charlotte over weekend

  Night one of Taste of Charlotte draws big crowds despite earlier rainy weather

  VIDEO: Woman steals tip jar from restaurant in Gastonia

  Charlotte family reunited with dog after escaping crash near NC coast

  'It’s insulting’, Man speaks about racist experience at Charlotte Smoothie King

  Items stolen from Indian Trail business while owner away for Memorial Day weekend

  Charlotte woman says scammer tried to extort her in exchange for lost dog

  Crime Stoppers: CMPD looking for cloaked criminal who robbed 7-Eleven in southwest Charlotte

  NCSHP sees busy Memorial Day weekend with multiple deadly crashes in Charlotte metro

  FuManChu Cup Cakes closing in Plaza Midwood, owner says rent grew too pricey

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for pizza shop perpetrator

  Davidson Day School community rallies around family of injured student with special soccer game

  Morehouse graduate, working in Charlotte, speaks after $80K in student loan debt is paid off

  Gaston County Sheriff’s Office names new award in honor of fallen deputy

  Mooresville singer writes song to highlight community in wake of officer’s death

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for man who robbed north Charlotte convenience store at gunpoint

  Wives of law enforcement officers meeting for prayer service Saturday

  Gastonia mother wants dog put down after 8-year-old child injured

  Crime Stoppers: Arrest made in vicious light rail attack caught on camera

  Mooresville florist makes special bows to commemorate fallen officer

  Officer Sheldon remembered through Adopt A Cop organization

  Community rallies around Mooresville Police Department after officer killed in shooting