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

  Group of five women facing charges for organized retail crime at Northlake Mall

  Crime Stoppers: Detectives hoping for new tips in July homicide

  N.C. man says expensive bass guitar was stolen from church during funeral reception

  Family of Lincoln County man killed in deputy-involved shooting has questions about incident

MLS commissioner speaks on potential of Charlotte landing a professional soccer team

  Pregnant woman charged for retail thefts faces judge

  Dozens attend annual Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament

  Crime Stoppers: Police release surveillance images of man wanted for robberies at Stonecrest Shopping Center

  Pregnant woman arrested several times this year, accused of repeatedly stealing from retail stores

  Political science professor predicts low voter turnout for Mecklenburg County in 2019 general election

  New safety measures taking shape in aftermath of UNC Charlotte mass shooting

  Despite wet weather, trick-or-treaters hit the streets of Charlotte Thursday night

  Crime Stoppers: Police arrest armed robbery suspect accused of stealing cash, Doritos from convenience store

  Family members fondly remember woman killed in Monroe Road hit-and-run

  Last-minute postponement of Charlotte gala leaves ticket buyers looking for refunds

  Former student who lives with special needs scores big on the gridiron at Independence High School

  Charlotte Navy veteran thankful to be alive after car came crashing through his condo

  One dog found, the other still missing after being inside truck stolen at NC Chick-fil-a

  Crime Stoppers: Duo wanted in east Charlotte shooting taken into custody

  Man pleads guilty to killing Shelby officer, avoids death penalty

  Family member speaks after victim of South End homicide identified

  Union County homeowner says surveillance camera captured coyote chasing cat

Annual Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament to be played at Golf Club of Ballantyne

  Crime Stoppers: Detectives still looking for suspect in unsolved 2018 murder

  CMPD to present 2019 3rd Quarter Crime Statistics Wednesday morning

  Tesla records woman keying car in Charlotte park, police report filed

  Community activist honors man killed in officer-involved shooting

  Residents, businesses forced to deal with boil water advisory in York County

  Panthers head to London, Cam Newton spotted at CLT Airport

  Crime Stoppers: Police investigating after home hit by bullet in University City community