Alex Giles

Alex Giles

Reporter, News Anchor

Charlotte, NC

Alex was born outside of Philadelphia and moved to Wilmington, NC at the age of 15.

He attended UNC-Chapel Hill where he graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism. Shortly after graduation, Alex returned to Wilmington to work 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.

In the summer of 2015, Alex was thrilled to join WBTV as a bureau reporter covering Gaston, Lincoln, and Cleveland counties. In early 2016, Alex became the anchor of WBTV’s Alert Center, providing breaking news updates during the early evening newscasts. In early 2019, he began anchoring the 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. shows for WBTV.

During his time at WBTV, Alex has covered the societal unrest that sparked after the police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, and the protests that erupted after the death of George Floyd. Alex has covered his fair share of North Carolina storms too, traveling to the mountains for winter weather coverage, and driving to the coast to cover hurricanes.

In the midst of the intense 2020 presidential campaign, Alex also had the opportunity to interview President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

In addition to shooting, writing and editing nightly stories about the issues that impact the citizens of North and South Carolina, Alex also works with the CMPD Crime Stoppers program to put together weekly stories highlighting criminal activity in Charlotte. He also serves as a member of the CMPD’s Crime Stoppers Board.

When he’s not working, Alex loves running, hanging out with friends and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Alexis, got married during the coronavirus pandemic. Even though he deals with deadlines on a daily basis, Alex considers planning a wedding during such a tumultuous time one of the most stressful things he’s ever done.

Alex and Alexis live in Charlotte with their dog, Poppy.

Alex LOVES Tar Heel basketball and football and tries to watch every game he can. That can be difficult when he is working nights!

Alex is always looking for new friends and new story ideas! Follow him on Twitter @AlexGilesNews and Facebook as ‘WBTV’s Alex Giles’.

Recent Articles by Alex

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for clues to help identify killer in unsolved southwest Charlotte homicide

  CPCC students express concern after ransomware attack throws learning into flux

Charlotte pastor talks about decision to bring portion of congregation back for in-person services

  Charlotte man hopes he won’t lose hundreds on Garth Brooks tickets after another postponement

  Charlotte bar owner speaks about installing kitchen to reopen business under pandemic restrictions

  ‘I do think the most at-risk people should be moved up’: Conover man with underlying condition voices concern about NC vaccine rollout

  Tiny houses for the homeless? WBTV asks LA nonprofit if unique concept could work in Charlotte

  Charlotte soccer fans disappointed by Charlotte FC season ticket prices

  Conversation continues regarding proposed Gaston County ordinance that would regulate protests

  Couple travels nearly three hours to receive COVID-19 vaccine at Charlotte Motor Speedway

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking to identify man who robbed food truck in University City

  Atrium officials say they are prepared for wet weather during mass vaccination event at Charlotte Motor Speedway

  Educators react to governor’s announcement regarding teacher vaccine eligibility

  Comedian reschedules Charlotte show for the third time, speaks to WBTV about pandemic woes for live performers

  Charlotte City Council moving towards renaming streets that honor Confederate figures

  ‘God took care of us’: Kings Mountain pastor reflects on 2020 tornado damage a year later

  Crime Stoppers: Police trying to identify man suspected of robbing multiple T-Mobile stores

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for two men responsible for robbing pawn shop in south Charlotte

  Crime Stoppers: Police requesting public’s help identifying suspects in University City jewelry store robbery

  Atrium Health deploys mobile hospital to Pineville location

  Charlotte area voters sound off on presidential transition

  Deputies from Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office prepared to provide security assistance for inauguration

  Myers Park coach, student-athlete sound off on CMS decision to pause athletic activity

  ‘This is something that should be bipartisan’: Nurse speaks to WBTV while receiving first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

  ‘Your Spot, Your Shot’: NC health officials share new video encouraging seniors to get vaccinated for the coronavirus

  Highway Patrol, Charlotte DOT prepare for road trouble as temperatures drop Friday night

  Crime Stoppers: Detectives looking for man who robbed north Charlotte convenience store on Christmas Day

  Matthews woman shares story of COVID-19 vaccination experience to encourage others

  ‘She was my everything’: Mother speaks about daughter’s death at Fort Bliss, reveals daughter was sexually assaulted in military

  Charlotte Douglas travelers sound off on pandemic concerns as Christmas nears