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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

Trump acquitted for a second time; Manchin votes for conviction, Capito finds former president not guilty

The impeachment trial took place a month after a pro-Trump crowd stormed the U.S. Capitol in opposition to certifying the presidential election results.

February 13, 2021 - 5:47 pm

Manchin emphasizes natural gas in second letter to Biden

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has sent two letters this week to President Joe Biden regarding energy policy.

February 12, 2021 - 7:45 am

DOJ changes stance on 'Obamacare,' argues law is constitutional

The Justice Department notified the Supreme Court on Wednesday of its new position that the Affordable Care Act should stand.

February 11, 2021 - 1:23 am

Manchin urges Biden to reconsider Keystone XL pipeline

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., urged President Joe Biden in a letter to allow the pipeline.

February 10, 2021 - 1:11 am

US Senate committee moves EPA nomination forward; Capito opposes

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., serves as the ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

February 9, 2021 - 9:28 pm

US House approves budget resolution, allowing for coronavirus relief bill

The split Senate adopted the resolution Friday morning in a 51-50 vote along party lines.

February 5, 2021 - 8:07 pm

US Senate moves closer to passing coronavirus package after approving budget resolution

Voting on amendments to the budget resolution continued into early Friday morning.

February 5, 2021 - 8:00 am