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Alex comes to the FOX8 family from Vermont where he worked at WFFF based in Burlington. He covered a range of stories as the station’s political reporter from the statehouse in Montpelier, to following Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign from New Hampshire to South Carolina.

Alex’s career in journalism changed when two convicted killers broke out of New York’s largest maximum security prison in Dannemora. He followed the saga from beginning to end, and was even interviewed by BBC as someone who was covering the manhunt.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Alex is a big Boston sports fan from the Red Sox to the Patriots, but will root for the Panthers (as long as they don’t play New England). He found his passion for journalism in the Tar Heel state at Elon University, where he graduated with a Television Arts degree in 2014. Go Phoenix!

Alex is excited to call the Triad his home. He’s a hiker, foodie, craft beer enthusiast and is already enjoying the culture and people our area has to offer. You can find him on FOX8 on the weekends working the camera and reporting as a Multimedia Journalist. Don’t be a stranger and welcome him to the family!

Recent Articles
  • 4-year-old back home after being hit by truck; High Point police actively searching for driver

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Lalisa Drawthorn will never forget the moment after a truck hit her son outside her High Point home. “It was a mother’s worst nightmare,” she said. “When you’re sitting there holding your child’s limp body. Not knowing if they’re gonna make it. Not knowing what to do.” It was a scary moment for the whole family. Drawthorn’s brother, Malcolm Adams, was watching the kids play outside. Four-year-old Matthew Drawthorn was riding his bike without a helmet. “I […]

  • 4-year-old expected to be okay after hit-and-run with truck in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Malcolm Adams has the moment where a truck hit his 4-year-old nephew burned in his mind. “I seen the truck coming up the street, and I was yelling for him to stop, but he never stopped,” Adams said. “It takes a cold person to do something like that. It makes you wonder like what would you do if it was your child?” Adams says his nephew was riding his bike outside their home on Wesley Drive […]

  • Forest Oaks homeowners frustrated with flooded lake

    Update, 8:56 p.m.  General Manager of Forest Oaks Country Club, Anthony Miller, says management is currently working on treating the weeds around the pipe, and sprayed them early Tuesday. They are getting a quote to clean out the remaining debris. Previous story, posted 8:17 p.m.  GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Bumgarners lakefront property has been getting a little more lake than what they hoped for. With torrential downpours over the past couple days, the lake in their backyard in the Forest Oaks neighborhood has […]

  • How Benjamin Small escaped from Davidson County jail

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — More than a day after 23-year-old Benjamin Small broke out of the Davidson County Detention Center, the sheriff and other law enforcement agencies are looking to the public for tips leading to his arrest. “He did a good job at vanishing,” Sheriff David Grice said. We’re now learning more about how Small escaped. Grice says he was on what’s called “lock down” along with five or six other inmates. Inmates on lock down could be there for a […]

  • Nation takes time to heal at America’s pastime

    WASHINGTON — The country’s attention was fixated on the nation’s capitol Thursday night — and it wasn’t for bills or bureaucracy, but for baseball. A tragic 10-minute exchange of gunfire during an assassination attempt at the Republican practice session ahead of the Congressional Baseball Game was on the mind of every American in attendance. The constant controversy of the second amendment, whether we have too many guns or too few, was brushed aside when Republicans and Democrats got on one […]

  • Man frustrated with response to reckless driver in remote area of Randolph County

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Jason Moxley was driving his son back from a college basketball workout in Raleigh. Going through Asheboro on his way home down N.C. 49 he couldn’t believe what he saw. “This lady was topping hills at 60 miles an hour in the wrong lane,” Moxley said. He suspected the driver was drunk, considering she was swerving from one side of the road to the other on a late Saturday afternoon. He called 911, while following at […]

  • Greensboro family searches for answers in shooting death of 18-year-old

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Standing united in purple shirts with the phrase “In loving memory” over a sketch of 18-year-old Kate-Lynn Simmons on the front, family and friends worked with police, pleading with the public for clarity. “She just turned 18,” said the victim’s father James Simmons. “You took my baby’s life and we’re very upset about it. We’re begging y’all, somebody please come forward. This is a case that we can not have unsolved.” Just over a week ago, Simmons […]

  • Greensboro police believe accelerant used in car fire homicide

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police are looking to the public and multiple state agencies to help with a homicide investigation. “We do need to figure out who this person is and we also need to determine who this car belongs to,” Deputy Chief Brian James said. Police pulled the metallic shell of a burned out sedan out of the woods near Falconridge Court in northeast Greensboro. “We were able to determine that an accelerant of some form was used, in […]

  • Camp Hanes kicks off summer after intense tornado cleanup

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — The storm tore through the camp, damaging every one of the structures and buildings at Camp Hanes, which is nestled away in the mountains and hills of Stokes County. “A lot of trees that came down in this area,” said the camp’s executive director Val Elliott. The timing couldn’t have been worse, as the camp was about to open up for hundreds of kids in less than three weeks, but this group was determined. “I’ve never seen […]

  • Daughter of suspect in fatal stabbing outside High Point gas station was pregnant

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – One of two women who were fatally stabbed outside a High Point gas station was pregnant, according to High Point Police Captain Mike Kirk. Andrew Jackson Allen, Jr., 48, faces charges in connection to the deaths of his estranged wife, 45-year-old Vickie Bradshaw Allen, and their 21-year-old daughter Andrea Mae Allen. Andrea Allen was pregnant at the time of the stabbing, based on autopsy results, according to Kirk. There is no word on how long she […]

  • High Point won’t be expanding where it puts billboards

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — When an outdoor advertiser wanted the city to take a look at its rules for billboards, it was hoping to put up big advertisements in popular stretches of the city. After the request, the city looked into the idea of allowing billboards in more popular places like Eastchester, Wendover and North Main Street. The idea was shot down in a briefing. “There’s a lot of billboards everywhere though,” said High Point resident Eric Dunlap, talking about the Piedmont […]

  • Supreme Court strikes down NC General Assembly districts

    WASHINGTON — The United States Supreme Court has reaffirmed an order, striking down North Carolina local General Assembly districts as “racial gerrymandered.” A previous order called for North Carolina to hold a special election at the end of 2017 for the General Assembly, but the SCOTUS ruling Monday vacates that order. Political scholar Rick Hasen believes this could leave the door open for a lower court to conduct a new hearing and put in an order for a special election […]