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

North Carolina biopharmaceutical company working to develop vaccine, diagnostic test for COVID-19

Governor Roy Cooper, sports fans weigh in on coronavirus potentially impacting sporting events

Charlotte pharmacist says demand for masks has been high amid coronavirus outbreak

North Carolina Poison Control has already received 65 calls on new coronavirus line

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

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

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

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

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

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

  Panthers head to London, Cam Newton spotted at CLT Airport

  Humane Society of Charlotte taking in dogs as Hurricane Dorian slowly approaches US

  A tale of two Dans: Bishop, McCready go toe-to-toe in NC-9 debate

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

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

  Charlotte family reunited with dog after escaping crash near NC coast

Community rallies around Mooresville Police Department after officer killed in shooting

#DrewStrong: Brother asks for prayers after sibling shot at UNC Charlotte

VIDEO: NC man records gibbon on the loose in Zootastic Park

New petition launched to change the name of UNC Charlotte to University of Charlotte

  Dave Chappelle hand-delivers tickets to Charlotte couple who were scammed out of hundreds on Craigslist