Alex Whittler is a two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist. She anchors the weekend evening newscasts at 6, 10 and 11.
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!
A man in a wheelchair attempting to cross a busy intersection Monday night in Hiram was struck and killed by a driver. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the man did not use a crosswalk signal.
The application closed Wednesday because the funds can only be distributed to so many people.
Lenox Square leaders said they're not playing any reindeer games when it comes to shopping safely this holiday season.
Renters trying to find places in the metro Atlanta area to rent keep hitting dead ends.
Atlanta police say they found an unconscious woman shot at a home on Old Hapeville Road Monday afternoon. Her gunman is not in custody.
Thousands of cars have been stolen in the city of Atlanta this year and new information from police reveals the most common ways and areas the auto thefts happen, with the hopes of preventing drivers from becoming a victim.
Tributes are pouring in for Jackson County Deputy Lena Marshall who died from injuries sustained in the line of duty Monday.
More than two dozen families are desperate for help as they're now without a home following a massive apartment fire in Norcross.
Jeff Kimble has loved the Braves all his life and Anna Jaffe has loved the Braves ever since meeting Jeff. So when the team started winning, Jeff told her she'd get a ring when the Braves do...
A disturbing video of a woman’s assault is making its rounds on social media. Clayton County police said four people are in custody and investigators want the public’s help to find a fifth suspect and another person of interest who might know what led up to the brutal beating.