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

  Charlotte Knights extending safety netting in BB&T BallPark for fan safety

  Crime Stoppers: Men use large rock to steal jewelry in northeast Charlotte supermarket

  Fans, former teammate comment on Luke Kuechly’s decision to retire

  Samaritan’s Purse lending a helping hand to those impacted by wildfires in Australia

  Family friend speaks about man killed in Iredell County ammonia spill

  Drivers voice safety concerns over I-485 exit near Mount Holly

  Gaston County pharmacist speaks on flu season, increase in Tamiflu prescriptions

  Crime Stoppers: Police seeing uptick in home burglaries in west Charlotte community

  Uptown eatery says profits have been hurt by nearby construction

  Carolina Waterfowl Rescue planning to send knitted nests to Australia in wake of massive fires

  Local Middle East analyst comments on death of Iranian general

  Man hands out money on streets of Charlotte to spread positivity for 2020

  Mothers of Murdered Offspring hoping for less killing in 2020

Holly Springs boy gets chance to be Keep Pounding Kid in honor of mother who lost cancer battle

  Crime Stoppers: Charlotte family confident someone knows who killed their son

  Charlotte 49ers fans flock to Bahamas for first bowl game in football team’s history

  Lincoln County sheriff’s lieutenant remembers colleague killed in motorcycle crash

  Despite chilly, wet weather, Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church holds live nativity scene

Teen murder suspect released from jail without ankle monitor in Charlotte

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for man accused of armed robbery at multiple Charlotte 7-Eleven stores

Memorial for Scott Brooks grows outside of Brooks’ Sandwich House, neighbors plead for killer to come forward

  Police chief says CMPD has 18K confiscated guns, no intention of putting them back on the street

  Video released after mother charged in 3-year-old’s fatal fall from CLT Airport escalator

  Crime Stoppers: Man accused of stealing gun from security inside of southwest Charlotte arcade

  Local charities, organizations thankful for Rivera family’s contribution to Charlotte

  Charlotte woman looking for driver who badly damaged vehicle in NoDa hit and run

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

  Surveillance video shows Gastonia CBD business being robbed

  Dozens gather Friday to mourn 27-year-old woman who was fatally shot in north Charlotte

  Mother charged in 3-year-old’s death after fall at CLT Airport, attorney speaks