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

  Uptown Charlotte dry cleaning business owner says pandemic took him from 100 customers per day to five

  Aerial CLT supporters launch fundraising campaign to help keep business afloat amid pandemic struggles

  CMPD Chief Kerr Putney looks back on career as retirement approaches

  Crime Stoppers: Police asking for community’s help to identify suspects in 17-year-old’s killing

  Incoming CMPD chief speaks to WBTV about protests, violent crime, police reform

  Police looking for suspects from separate crimes at the same east Charlotte shopping center

  North Carolina Attorney General comments on Supreme Court’s DACA ruling

  Dozens gather to show support for suspended Ardrey Kell principal

  Roxbury Nightclub owner speaks about frustrations of not be able to open during Phase 2

  Local group calling for Confederate monument in Cornelius to be removed

  Friendship 9 member speaks about protests and racial injustice across the country

  Charlotte activist speaks about protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death

  Charlotte city councilman speaks about protests at virtual town hall Tuesday

Police looking for man accused of shooting 17-year-old girl in N.C. Burger King parking lot

  Nearly 1 million people now applying for unemployment benefits in North Carolina

  Father identifies 17-year-old daughter as girl hurt in Cramerton shooting

  Gastonia venue operator wants clarification regarding reopening for event spaces

Crime Stoppers: Police trying to identify suspects from vape shop robbery

  ‘I’m here. I’m embracing it’: Lincoln County woman talks about living in Italy during pandemic

  NoDa business owners react to governor’s Phase 2 announcement

Crime Stoppers: Police searching for robbery suspect who confronted clerk at northeast Charlotte 7-Eleven

  Republican National Committee chairwoman speaks about RNC plans with convention 100 days away

  ‘I’ve gone through a personal faith journey’; Matthews pastor speaks about battle with coronavirus

  Mecklenburg County to stop publishing COVID-19 projection models

  Business workers sound off on easing of restrictions in South Carolina

  ‘I’m feeling great’: Matthews pastor recovers from coronavirus, returns home

  Crime Stoppers: Husband pleads for help after wife killed in hit-and-run in Charlotte

  Winthrop University commencement ceremony postponed until August

  Harrisburg nursing home holds drive-through visitation parade for families

  Charlotte restaurants still see Cinco De Mayo boost despite pandemic restrictions