Alexander Thomas

Alex Thomas joined MetroNews in January 2017 as a reporter/anchor.

He grew up in Weddington, North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and broadcast journalism, as well as a minor in education.

From January 2014 to May 2016, he was a member of the Carolina Connection radio program, working as a reporter and later producer. While with the show, he was responsible for covering the University of North Carolina system and other higher education-related topics.

In addition to reporting as a student, Thomas also interned in the United States Congress for Rep. Robert Pittenger and Sen. Richard Burr. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill, he served as the Burton C. Gray Memorial Intern for Reason magazine.

In his free time, Thomas enjoys reading about American politics and country music. He is also an Eagle Scout.

Recent Articles by Alexander Thomas

Capito excited about infrastructure legislation becoming law

Comments by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., came days after President Joe Biden signed the related measure into law.

November 19, 2021 - 1:25 am

Trump backs Mooney in face-off against current colleague McKinley

Former President Donald Trump's endorsement Monday followed recent criticism toward McKinley and 12 other Republicans for supporting the congressional infrastructure measure.

November 15, 2021 - 10:09 pm

US House passes infrastructure bill; McKinley one of 13 Republicans who supported legislation

After hours of debate among Democrats, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill supporting road, utility and broadband projects.

November 6, 2021 - 1:46 am

US Senate Republicans again block voting legislation

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., voted to begin debate on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, while Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., voted against such action.

November 4, 2021 - 12:05 am

As domestic policy talks continue, Manchin pushes US House to pass infrastructure bill

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. — noting he will not play "shell games" with President Joe Biden's domestic policy proposal — is urging the House of Representatives to pass the Senate's infrastructure bill.

November 1, 2021 - 8:55 pm

US Supreme Court agrees to review EPA's authority in West Virginia-led challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted a review of a federal appellate court decision regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate air emissions.

October 29, 2021 - 10:56 pm

Biden unveils slimmer domestic policy framework

Democrats in the U.S. Congress are working on passing two measures considered key parts of President Joe Biden's agenda after the president unveiled a slimmed-down framework on social programs.

October 28, 2021 - 11:30 pm