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

  Mooresville race fans relieved that Dale Earnhardt Jr., family survived crash

  Crime Stoppers: Police searching for man who stole hundreds of dollars worth of cigarrettes from west Charlotte store

  Crime Stoppers: Detectives searching for persons of interest in homicide case

  Officials: Bodies found believed to be suspects in brutal killing of Charlotte woman, boyfriend

  Dozens gather to mourn toddler who died after being found at south Charlotte hotel

  ’We never give up’; Family still hopes for justice as 10th anniversary of cold case murder approaches

  ‘God was with us’; Gaston County family survives head-on collision

  UNC Charlotte student injured in mass shooting continues to plea for change after California tragedy

  CRIME STOPPERS: Police searching for vehicles stolen from northeast Charlotte dealership

  Two suspects named in brutal killing of Charlotte woman, boyfriend in Canada

  ‘I just want to know why.’ Mom of Charlotte woman murdered in Canada searches for answers

  Charlotte ice cream man assaulted in 2018 speaks about repeat offender getting back into trouble

  Crime Stoppers: Police searching for man who fired shots into east Charlotte hotel room

  Users, cyber security expert sound off on FaceApp privacy concerns

  Mount Holly landscaping business owner says trailer, thousands of dollars worth of equipment stolen from home

  CMS interim superintendent speaks on new role after suspension of Wilcox

  WWE referee says $50K worth of horror movie memorabilia stolen from Charlotte storage unit

  Dog owner says hero canine was stolen at west Charlotte gas station

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for duo that robbed west Charlotte gas station

  Family, friends remember man shot and killed in north Charlotte

  Hundreds of customers make last-minute fireworks purchases to celebrate Independence Day

  Ballantyne neighbor still hoping for further explanation of deadly home explosion

  Crime Stoppers: Police searching for suspect who robbed south Charlotte restaurant in front of customers

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for suspects who stole $9K worth of cigarettes from Charlotte tobacco store

  $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