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

  Crime Stoppers: Police searching for man who shot woman during attempted ATM robbery in south Charlotte

  Duke Energy lowering lake levels in advance of heavy rainfall from Hurricane Sally

  Former Gaston County teacher/coach still hospitalized after alleged August assault

  Activists hold vigil to commemorate officer-involved shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell

  Crime Stoppers: Nearly 3 months later, still no arrests made in deadly Beatties Ford Road shooting

  Hundreds of teal flamingos placed in Symphony Park to raise awareness for ovarian cancer

  Mecklenburg Co. Director of Elections speaks about absentee ballots being sent out Friday

  Gastonia Red Cross volunteer heads to Louisiana to assist with Hurricane Laura relief efforts

  ‘God blessed us to bless other people’: Charlotte Army veteran speaks about helping with Hurricane Laura relief efforts

  Crime Stoppers: Detectives looking for community help in solving west Charlotte triple homicide

  South Carolina takes center stage on first night of Republican National Convention

Woman charged in stabbing sparked by argument over menu at Chinese restaurant

  WBTV security analyst speaks about Republican National Convention

  Crime Stoppers: Police trying to identify suspects in north Charlotte parking lot shootout

  Delegates begin to arrive in Charlotte for Republican National Convention

  Charlotte woman speaks about family being featured during Democratic National Convention

  Charlotte delegate speaks about appearing at Democratic National Convention

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for robbery suspect who put gun to clerk’s neck

  UNC Charlotte political science professor speaks about conventions, potential impact on voters

  CMS father speaks about new sports calendar released by NCHSAA

  ‘He was all about other people’: Gastonia pastor speaks about youth director who died in skateboarding accident

  Crime Stoppers: Police trying to identify young man involved in east Charlotte robbery

  ‘Stop dragging your feet and make a decision’: CMS parent, student-athlete speak on future of school sports

  Lincolnton student explains decision not to return to college campus for fall semester

  Charlotte native speaks about prepping Kure Beach businesses for Isaias

  Probable cause affidavit outlines portion of investigation into man accused of poisoning wife

  Crime Stoppers: Police still trying to generate leads in 2018 north Charlotte homicide

  Lara Trump speaks to WBTV about upcoming election, Republican National Convention

  Dream On 3: Virtual sports trivia with two professional football players

  Trump Campaign member speaks about possible presidential nomination acceptance in Charlotte