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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
  • High Point plans to make downtown more pedestrian friendly

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Joseph Carver has lived in High Point for the past decade. He walks to work everyday, walks to the library and walks to visit his mom in her downtown apartment. “I just like to walk,” Carver said. “I’ve always been an active person.” Carver wishes more people would do the same by getting around on foot instead of driving. “People around here are crazy when it comes to driving so you have to be really careful,” he […]

  • District Attorney asks judge to dismiss motion alleging jury misconduct in Corbett trial

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — The Davidson County District Attorney’s office filed a response to a motion for appropriate relief Monday. The defense of Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens filed the motion last week for a judge to throw out a guilty verdict for the two defendants based on what they call “jury misconduct.” The defense cited multiple post trial interviews and social media posts that may indicate bias on the jury in the decision. The jury found Corbett and Martens guilty […]

  • North Carolina House reveals first redistricting draft

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Saturday afternoon, North Carolina House Republicans pushed their rough draft of new NCGA districts out for public review. This comes after the Supreme Court found 28 districts, 19 in the House and 9 in the Senate, were racially gerrymandered for political gain. A panel of three judges ruled lawmakers had to come back September 1st with new maps. With this new proposal, nearly all the districts in North Carolina have been redrawn. The proposal includes four areas […]

  • Defense asks verdict be thrown out for Corbett Trial for jury misconduct

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Defense attorneys for both Molly Corbett Martens and Thomas Martens have filed a “motion for appropriate relief” in the trial that ended with a guilty verdict of second-degree murder for the wife and her father in the death of Irish-native Jason Corbett. Judge David Lee sentenced them each to 20-25 years in prison. Thomas Marten’s defense lawyer David Freedman says these motions can be common, and they have the right to file this within 10 days of […]

  • Forsyth County party chairs react to Trump’s take on Charlottesville

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Forsyth County Republican Party Chair Brian Miller says what happened in Charlottesville over the weekend was disheartening and un-American. “I can’t find anything redeeming about the whole issue,” Miller said. President Donald Trump has condemned extremist groups involved in rallies turned riots that left one person dead, but for some it took too long. “He has just shown a pattern of being very hesitant and slow in criticizing the alternative rights and white nationalists,” Chair of Forsyth County […]

  • Durham protests spark discussion over Confederate monuments in the Triad

    Tucked in the corner of High Point’s Oakwood Cemetery is the resting place for 50 confederate soldiers. They were from across the South, from Alabama to Georgia to North Carolina. “They fought and died for a cause that wasn’t necessarily for slavery, it was defending their homeland from northern invaders,” said Bill Phillips, a local history buff and expert on High Point during the civil war era. He says the war may not have been the brightest moment in American […]

  • Feds help with prosecution, treatment for opioid crisis in North Carolina

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A mother of three, Tammy Bean never thought she would become addicted to drugs. “I didn’t get into drugs until a death of a child, he was 2 years old,” Bean said. Her story with opioids started with a simple back injury. She slowly started taking more painkillers. “As that progresses, my tolerance built up, and then I couldn’t get pain medication from doctor anymore, they cut me off because I was abusing it,” she said. […]

  • Molly Corbett, Thomas Martens each sentenced to 20-25 years in prison

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens were each sentenced to 20-25 years in prison after being found guilty Wednesday morning of second-degree murder in Jason Corbett’s death. Both defense attorneys have filed appeals. The conviction means the jury unanimously believed the killing was done in malice. Moments after the verdict was announced, Molly broke out crying while Martens remained quiet. Before being taken into custody, Molly turned to her mother and said she’s “really sorry.” The two claimed self-defense during […]

  • Molly Corbett, Thomas Martens found guilty in Jason Corbett’s death

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — A little more than two years after Jason Corbett was killed in his Wallburg home in northern Davidson County, the jury has reached a verdict. Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens were found guilty of second-degree murder in Jason Corbett’s death. The conviction means the jury unanimously believed the killing was done in malice. Moments after the verdict was announced, Molly broke out crying while Martens remained quiet. Before being taken into custody, Molly turned to her mother […]

  • Jury deliberating in Corbett trial

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — A little more than two years after Jason Corbett was killed in his Wallburg home in northern Davidson County, we are closer to a verdict in the trial accusing his wife and father-in-law of the crime. Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens are charged with second-degree murder in his death but can be convicted of voluntary manslaughter. The two are claiming self-defense. Testimony and 911 calls show Martens came to his daughter’s defense the night of Aug. 3, 2015, […]

  • Thomasville man fed up with neighbor’s overgrown lawn

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Douglas O’Kelley loves his neighborhood and the solitude he finds in picking vegetables from his backyard garden. But as he sits on his back deck, he can’t help but frown at the sight over the fence into his neighbor’s yard. “I’m very irritated about this,” O’Kelley said. “This yard has been basically like this for the past four years. I’m sure there’s mice and stuff, my cats bring them over here all the time.” The weeds and overgrowth […]

  • Judges deciding if North Carolina will hold a special NCGA election

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina’s General Assembly maps were ruled as illegally gerrymandered by the Supreme Court in August 2016. The maps have to be redrawn and we are closer to finding out when that will happen and if the state will hold a special election because of the issue. A panel of three judges will make that decision after listening to expert testimony and hearing arguments from the state legislature and the Southern Coalition of Social Justice, along with other […]