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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

Manchin presses for increasing energy production, permitting changes following OPEC+ announcement

The members of the oil-producing group announced production will decrease by 2 million barrels a day starting next month.

October 6, 2022 - 12:31 am

US Senate will have 'extremely' busy lame-duck session; Capito hopeful about election bill

The U.S. Congress does not have another scheduled roll-call vote until Nov. 14, six days after the midterm elections.

October 2, 2022 - 10:15 am

US Senate passes resolution to avoid government shutdown

The Senate passed the matter in a bipartisan 72-25 vote.

September 29, 2022 - 9:59 pm

US Senate committee reports bill changing Electoral Count Act

The Senate Rules and Administration Committee voted 14-1 to report the Electoral Count Reform Act and the Presidential Transition Improvement Act to the Senate.

September 27, 2022 - 11:54 pm

US Senate advances funding resolution sans Manchin's permitting plan

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., asked Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to remove the permitting bill from the funding measure amid a struggle to get 60 senators to support the inclusion.

September 27, 2022 - 8:32 pm

US Senate committee considering proposed changes to election law Tuesday

A bipartisan coalition of senators announced the Electoral Count Reform Act and the Presidential Transition Improvement Act in July.

September 25, 2022 - 11:45 am

Manchin releases permitting bill amid congressional challenges

The release of the Energy Independence and Security Act comes as lawmakers face a deadline to pass a continuing resolution for avoiding a government shutdown.

September 21, 2022 - 9:42 pm