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: Lawmakers need to 'target' coronavirus relief

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., also said she is confident that Congress will pass a bill before the August recess.

July 30, 2020 - 4:06 pm

Democratic AGs, US House of Representatives file responses in 'Obamacare' challenge

Twenty-one Democratic attorneys general and the U.S. House of Representatives argued Congress' decision to reduce the individual mandate did not eliminate the provision's legal standing.

July 29, 2020 - 5:15 pm

Manchin lays out wants for next coronavirus package as negotiations continue

Republican leaders and members of the Trump administration continue discussions about their proposal, which could cost at least $1 trillion.

July 22, 2020 - 8:36 pm

AFT-West Virginia backs Salango in gubernatorial contest

AFT-West Virginia's endorsement comes four years after the union endorsed Gov. Jim Justice.

July 15, 2020 - 7:42 pm

Senators hope Berkshire Hathaway invests in West Virginia natural gas projects

Ten Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s Warren Buffett on Monday regarding a possible investment.

July 14, 2020 - 8:50 pm

Swearengin receives Sanders endorsement

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., won West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary in 2016.

July 9, 2020 - 9:21 pm

Clay County musician honored with national arts fellowship

Musician John Morris learned last month he received a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts.

July 5, 2020 - 9:30 pm