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

Gayle Manchin sworn in as Appalachian Regional Commission co-chairman

Gayle Manchin is the first West Virginian to serve as the commission's federal co-chairman.

May 6, 2021 - 8:58 pm

Capito, McKinley ranked among most bipartisan lawmakers in US Congress

The Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy released its bipartisan index rankings for the 116th Congress on Monday.

May 4, 2021 - 12:10 am

Biden, Capito discuss infrastructure as debate, bipartisan focus continue

The conversation came a week after U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Republicans announced a $568 billion alternative framework to the president's $2.3 trillion plan.

April 30, 2021 - 12:55 am

US Senate confirms Gayle Manchin as Appalachian Regional Commission co-chairman

The Appalachian Regional Commission is a federal body focused on economic development in 13 states making up the Appalachian region.

April 29, 2021 - 7:38 pm

Biden says 'America is on the move again' in address to Congress

President Joe Biden marked his first 100 days in office with an address focused on his administration's accomplishments and its policy goals.

April 29, 2021 - 12:47 am

Justice signs transgender athlete bill

Wednesday marked the final day the governor could sign bills from the regular legislative session.

April 28, 2021 - 8:00 pm

West Virginia losing US House seat, leads country in population decline

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows West Virginia with an estimated population of around 1.8 million.

April 26, 2021 - 9:30 pm