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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
  • Crime Stoppers getting results in the Piedmont Triad

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — When you make that anonymous call to Crime Stoppers, the voice on the other end is someone like Stacey Finch. She’s been working as a coordinator for Greensboro Guilford Crime Stoppers for about a year, taking in about 20 tips every day. “People can report crime without the fear of retribution or retaliation,” Finch said. The system is anonymous. When you call in, the phone rings a private caller ID. Finch even weeds out the information, like the […]

  • A look inside what will be Burlington’s largest new apartment complex downtown

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — It used to be a hub, but over the years Burlington’s May Hosiery Mill has been forgotten and left to collect dust as the city carried on past it’s textile roots. In a couple of months, that building will be bustling with activity once more. “Historic re-use is really our bread and butter,” said Katie Coleman, with Clachan Properties. Coleman gave FOX8 a tour of the inside, explaining the company’s hopes of transforming the dark musty mill into […]

  • Alamance-Burlington superintendent to students on school shootings: You will do better than my generation has

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Step by step, the halls at Walter Williams High School in Burlington were emptied Wednesday morning. They wanted to take time to remember those who are no longer here. Seventeen seconds of silence followed the name of 17 victims taken during a shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school one month ago. “They were allowing themselves to feel this and they were letting themselves be upset and letting themselves remember the 17 people that were killed,” student organizer […]

  • Greensboro investigating source of chemicals found in water supply

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — “I live in Greensboro, drink the water, raise my children on it, my grandchildren now as well. I care about it,” Greensboro Water Resources Department Director Steven Drew. “These substances should not be in our environment.” Drew is talking about the perfluorooctanoic and perfluorooctanesulfonic acids, or PFOS and PFOA, found in the city’s drinking water. In early 2015, the city found one site in the watershed that tested above a recommended healthy level. Water Resources has been testing […]

  • Tariffs could have ripple effect on local businesses in the Triad

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — From construction projects to the six pack of soda or beer you buy at the local gas station, a surprising amount of industries rely on aluminum or steel for their business. A 25 percent tax on steel imports, or a tariff, and a 10 percent tax on aluminum imports announced by President Donald Trump already has businesses figuring out how it will impact their bottom line. “My gut reaction was concern,” said Dan Rossow, taproom manager at […]

  • Guilford County’s solution to the opioid problem could save lives

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — If there was a 20 percent drop in opioid deaths in Guilford County last year, 16 people would still be alive today. The epidemic that’s gripping the country is something every county, state and city is trying to solve, but Guilford County is excited about a new formula they think will work. GC STOP stands for Guilford County’s Solution To the Opioid Problem. All the agencies that deal with the opioid crisis, between law enforcement, EMS, medical professionals […]

  • Greensboro City Council discussing canceling annual gun show

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro City Councilor Tammi Thurm says Mayor Nancy Vaughan called her about canceling the annual gun and knife show at the coliseum after the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. “We have to make a statement as a city,” Thurm said, agreeing with Vaughan’s idea. “She felt that something needed to be done.” Thurm pointed out the recent security issues at the show, after several guns were stolen last year. She expects the issue to […]

  • One year after Elon runner hit by car, teammates confident she will return

    ELON, N.C. — Molly Offstein’s story was once told in meters and miles, but now it’s told in movements, moments and milestones. “It’s a bit of a hard day just going back and thinking of everything that’s happened to Molly,” said her track teammate Emily Smith. On March 6, 2017, Elon freshman Molly Offstein was running through the intersection of North O’Kelley Avenue and University Drive, when a car struck her head on. The driver was going the speed limit and […]

  • Victim advocate believes NC needs tougher laws for violating restraining orders

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — If you’re a victim of domestic violence, the last thing you should have to worry about is a legal process and a system that isn’t working in your favor. “Victims of domestic violence need somewhere to go to help them navigate the system,” said Victim Advocacy Coordinator at the Family Service of the Piedmont Meredith Hooks. That’s why thousands in Guilford County go to the center in Greensboro. As Hooks describes it, people want someone to be on […]

  • Guilford County jail inmate accidentally released after clerical error

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford County authorities are searching for a man who was released from custody due to a clerical error, according to a press release. On Feb. 28, High Point Detention Center staff released 37-year-old Dathan Marque Abney from custody based on orders from the Guilford County Clerk of Court’s office. About 24 hours later, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office learned on March 1 that Abney’s release was an error. Clerk of Guilford County Superior Court Lisa Johnson-Tonkins […]

  • Local business offers background check tips when hiring entertainers

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — After a sex offender was arrested for working as a magician at “kid night” events in Greensboro, the magic word parents should know is background check. “That’s one of the critical aspects of running a background check is verifying someone’s identity, where they’ve lived, so now we have an indicator as to where to search for criminal information,” President of Edify Background Screening Chas Scott said. Scott works with businesses across the country to run background checks and […]

  • Local church founders inspired by Billy Graham

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Pete Kivett was just out of high school when he went to Billy Graham’s Greensboro crusade in the 1950s. “The mind-blowing of the crowd of the people that were there,” Kivett said. “If I remember correctly, there wasn’t even sitting room inside.” Little did he know, he was about to become a part of a community he never left. “It’s actually the greatest thing that ever happened to me,” Kivett said. He joined a couple of founders who […]