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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
  • Parents frustrated over inconsistent bus schedules in Jamestown

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — On a dark cold Tuesday morning, Keith Carmack sits in his truck with his young son, waiting for the bus. Today it showed up on time, 6:50 a.m., but Carmack says that rarely happens. “It’s been inconsistent as far as times showing up, anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes on to not even showing up,” Carmack said. The Jamestown dad says this has been going on for three years and some days are worse than others. “I […]

  • Tamiflu in high demand as Triad sees more flu activity

    GREENSBORO N.C. — As the weather gets colder, the demand for medicine is heating up. Doctor Sloan Manning with Novant Health in Greensboro says they’ve seen a couple people come in with both influenza and pneumonia. They’re now seeing between 80 to more than 100 patients per day at their Urgent Care site on Eastchester Drive. “They come in with masks and you know they’re coughing all over the place and they feel like they’ve been hit by a Mack truck […]

  • Rockingham Community College, UNCG announce partnership

    WENTWORTH, N.C. — When we learn together, we build a brighter future. That educational goal is the fuel behind why Rockingham Community College and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are joining forces. The two announcing a co-admission partnership to help students smoothly transition from the community college to UNCG. “Aiming our joint educational resources at rural areas to make it easier for students to seamlessly move through that pipeline really is a key contributor to the future economic […]

  • Share The Warmth campaign offers heating help during the cold winter months

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — “It’s just the right thing to do, to help out your neighbor when you can,” said Davis Montgomery, with Duke Energy. That’s the spirit of the company’s Share The Warmth campaign. Winter heating bills are getting pricey in the Triad after a week-long cold snap and if you’re struggling to make ends meet, it can be a burden. That’s why Duke Energy matches any customer donation up to $500,000 to help low-income families. In 2017, they collected […]

  • Timing major factor for congressional gerrymandering decision

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Three federal judges say North Carolina’s General Assembly Republicans drew the 2016 congressional map in a way that discriminates against Democrats and violates their constitutional rights. The decision is one of many that throws 2018 elections in North Carolina up in the air. “The lines that are drawn up to form the districts that candidates run in for state legislature, for Congress, make a big deal of difference in terms of who’s gonna win those elections,” Wake Forest […]

  • Cone Health E-Visits take pressure off ER and save money

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — “The most important thing about health care today is creating value for a consumer,” said Dr. John Jenkins, Cone Health’s chief clinical officer for connective care. And when you’re feeling lousy, we can all value snuggling up on the couch, but how about getting better in the process? That’s the goal for Cone Health’s E-Visit program, to diagnose and treat people from the comfort of their own home. Right now they’re seeing an all-time high in users since […]

  • 2017 sets record high for data breaches in North Carolina

    RALEIGH, N.C. – Attorney General Josh Stein calls it serious, and the numbers reflect it’s only becoming a more serious situation as time goes on. Data breaches leaving personal information vulnerable for millions in North Carolina in 2017. The Attorney General’s office saw 1,022 reports of breaches last year. Since 2006, when it became state law for businesses to report breaches to Raleigh, those numbers are up more than 3,500 percent. “It’s part of doing business,” Stein said. “Technology makes […]

  • Burlington police warn drivers after 60 wrecks on snowy Wednesday

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Kevin Hodges and the guys at 66 Joe’s towing in Burlington had a late night. “You could be sitting still and slide off the road,” Hodges said. “It didn’t matter if you were moving or not. It was rough.” Wednesday night, the group helped half a dozen cars out of bad spots with road conditions taking a turn for the worse in Alamance County with surprise snow. “We were pulling wreckers out and they were helping us out. […]

  • Family displaced, puppy killed after house fire in Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A family was displaced and their puppy was killed after a house fire in Guilford County Monday morning. The fire happened at a home in the 3000 block of East Lee St. Five different fire departments from Guilford and Alamance Counties responded, since the home is technically in Alamance County’s fire district. The family told FOX8 that the puppy inside was killed but no one else was injured, since they weren’t home at the time of […]

  • Local firefighters warn of frigid water as temps drop

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — “Even if you think, ‘Oh, I’ve tested the ice, it’s fine,’ it’s not,” High Point Fire Department Captain Hunter Hayword said. As the temperatures drop, dangers around ponds pick up. Ice is starting to creep across the water overnight and as the season gets colder, first responders want you to know the risk. “If you want to go ice skating, go to an ice rink,” Hayword said. Hayword says ice needs to be at least three […]

  • Packed Triad homeless shelters try to make room for families during winter

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Dana Hall has had one of the toughest years of her life. “Just try going outside and standing for an hour,” Hall said. “Just try that with nowhere to go and then ask yourself, what would you do?” She left her husband, but didn’t have a place to go or a stable job. She’s been homeless for months and at times even sleeping out of her car. Despite all that, she’s determined things will get better. “A […]

  • Local disabled veteran’s family grows in time for Christmas

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Family is everything for Marine Cpl. Garrett Carnes. Like many who’ve seen war, he’s lost a lot. On his first tour, his battalion lost two Marines and two pilots supporting the platoon. Then in 2012, he lost both legs stepping on an improvised explosive device, changing his life forever. But Carnes has gained a lot coming back home. He has a wife and two young boys. “My family, I give them all the credit for being there […]