Alex Whittler anchors FOX 5 News at Noon every weekday. You can also catch her reports during the 4, 5 and 6pm newscasts.
Alex is a two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who loves to write. She was born in Chicago and raised in Albuquerque, NM. Before Atlanta, Alex was an anchor and reporter in Richmond, Virginia. There, she covered breaking news events ranging from the Virginia Beach mass shooting to near record-breaking snowfall, and Hurricane Florence's historic, deadly tornadoes.
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
Is Beecher Hills Elementary where valedictorians get their start?
For year's, Beecher has created a reputation as a "birthplace" for valedictorians. Several former students have earned that title, salutatorian or had the top SAT score at their high school.
Friends since 1st grade, Barrow County Schools recognize Boy Scout troop graduating together
They've all been friends since first grade and participated in the same Boy Scout troop but for the first time in 12 years. As with all things, this era must come to an end.
Atlanta Public Schools offers Grow with Google program to students 16 and up
Atlanta Public Schools offers students 16 and up a chance to "Grow With Google."
Mother-daughter duo earn Master's degrees together at CAU
It's almost time for a mother and daughter duo to turn their tassels. This weekend, the two will be graduating together with Master's degrees from Clark Atlanta University.
17-year-old Georgia Tech senior starts international mission trip
Savi Agarwal, just 17, already has made a big impact during her two years at Georgia Tech. Now, she is getting ready to put what she's learned to do some good abroad.
Firefighters honored after saving 79-year-old father from cardiac arrest
The Paulding County firefighters who revived him say he was gone, but persistence brought him back.
Cobb County offers new 911 operator training program to high schoolers
One of the students who completed the program already has a job interview lined up.
Gwinnett County school bus driver honored as ‘Hidden Hero’ for saving student’s life
A Gwinnett County school bus driver received an uplifting surprise.
CBP warns buying knock-off items fuels human trafficking overseas
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers have seized $25 million worth of counterfeit goods over the past year.
Forsyth County Board greenlights financial study on proposed arena, community
Forsyth County decided Tuesday to move forward with a financial study that will help determine whether to build a mixed use development and arena in south Forsyth County.