Alex Whittler

Alex Whittler


Emmy award-winning journalist Alex Whittler, anchors FOX 5’s weekday noon newscasts and annually co-hosts the station’s Black History Month special. She's as dedicated to hard news as she is to finding and writing uplifting, distinctive feature stories.

Since starting in Atlanta, Alex has covered some of the metro area’s biggest stories. Alex was FOX 5's first anchor on the air for the station's wall-to-wall coverage of the Midtown Atlanta medical office shootings in May 2023. For hours, she anchored, messaged sources and relayed critical information to viewers. Alex was on the front lines during 2020’s fiery police brutality protests. She was the first journalist in the market to give a timeline of the reported home break-ins leading up to Ahmaud Arbery’s murder and Alex was "live" the moment arsonists set fire to the Wendy’s where police shot and killed Rayshard Brooks. She also covered Georgia’s role in the 2020 presidential election. Alex knows the responsibility that comes with being on "the big, breaking situation," but she’s especially passionate about telling underrepresented people’s stories. 

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has acknowledged Alex’s work with seven Emmy nominations and four Emmy Awards. Her in-depth report on indigenous people’s land retention efforts on coastal Georgia’s Sapelo Island earned a Southeast Emmy for "diversity, equity and inclusion." That same chapter awarded her an Emmy for "outstanding news writing." 

Before Atlanta, Alex was an anchor and reporter at the number one station in Richmond, Virginia. There, she received two Capital Emmy Awards and covered several breaking news events including the Virginia Beach mass shooting, near record-breaking snowfall, and historic, deadly tornadoes from Hurricane Florence. Born in Chicago and raised in Albuquerque, Alex started her journalism career in the Windy City. She’s worked in all but one television newsroom there including WLS, WMAQ, WGN and WBBM. Alex also had stints interning in New York, for the TODAY Show and Cosmopolitan magazine. 

Alex holds a master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism where she was her class graduation speaker. She graduated magna cum laude and in the top 4% of her class with a Bachelor of Journalism from Loyola University Chicago where she minored in political science and dance. Alex loves to help set students up for success. She often volunteers for community events, and emcees debutant balls, scholarship luncheons and other school functions. If you have a story idea, or need a speaker for an event, shoot Alex an email or direct message on social media!


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