Alex Whittler

Alex Whittler

Reporter

Alex Whittler is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, who joined FOX 5 in January 2020. 

Born in Chicago and raised in Albuquerque, NM, Alex most recently anchored and reported in Richmond, Virginia. There, she covered breaking news events ranging from the Virginia Beach mass shooting to near record-breaking snowfall, and historic, deadly tornadoes caused by Hurricane Florence.

Alex started her journalism career in Chicago, working in all but one television newsroom in the city including WMAQ, WGN, WBBM and WLS. Alex had stints interning for the TODAY Show and Cosmopolitan magazine. She went on to write freelance articles for TODAY.com, NBCNews.com and Cosmopolitan.

Alex holds a master’s from the Medill School of Journalism. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelors of journalism from Loyola University Chicago, where she minored in political science and dance.

When she’s not chasing a story, Alex looks for ways to get involved in the community, such as speaking to students and hosting charity events. Alex loves food, and while jazz dance is her typical workout of choice, she recently took up kick boxing and is excited to find a gym in the Atlanta area! 

Don’t be shy. Shoot Alex an email or send her a message on social media. She’s eager to tell the stories that matter to you, and jot down a local food suggestion or two!
 

The latest from Alex Whittler

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Graduation parades are the new normal

The coronavirus pandemic has forced us to get creative about how we celebrate most everything: weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and now graduations.

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'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' star arrested on bank fraud charges

An Atlanta reality TV star has been arrested on federal bank fraud charges. "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Maurice Fayne has been charged in connection to a Paycheck Protection Program loan he obtained in the name of Flame Trucking, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta announced Wednesday.

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Ahmaud Arbery's cousin remembers him on 26th birthday

Friends, family, fitness enthusiasts— even first time runners—laced up their shoes and hit the pavement today, running 2.23 miles in honor of Ahmaud Arbery who was killed Feb. 23, doing what the family says he loved most.