Alex Whittler

Alex Whittler


Alex Whittler is an Emmy Award-winning journalist. She joined NBC12 in October 2017. She reports for NBC12 News Today and 12 News First at 4 throughout the week and anchors Sunday mornings.

Born in Chicago and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Alex is excited to live on the East Coast!

Alex isn’t new to the NBC family. Her first professional newsroom experience was at WMAQ, NBC 5 Chicago. Alex went on to write web articles for the TODAY Show’s website and Alex has also worked at WBBM, WGN and most recently WLS, ABC 7 Chicago as a field producer.

Alex holds a master’s from the Medill School of Journalism and a bachelors of journalism from Loyola University Chicago where she minored in political science and dance.

When she’s not chasing a story— or shooting one herself— you can find Alex chowing down on good food, with her nose in a fashion magazine or sweating in a dance class.


  • MA- Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism
  • BA- Loyola University Chicago (Bachelor's of Journalism with minors in political science and dance)

Recent Articles by Alex

Hands-only CPR tour makes stop in Richmond

  Virginia Women’s Monument unveiled, makes history

  Chesterfield woman raising money to help kids get free prosthetic legs

  Amelia Academy community remembers 9/11 victims

  Check on elderly and disabled during storm, officials say

  Neighbors step in to help Petersburg woman get new roof

  Virginia State Police looking to hire nearly 200 troopers

  'Water is life’: Irrigation tank stolen from Richmond community garden

  Chesterfield public safety departments conduct active threat exercise

  Input wanted from residents on Arthur Ashe Boulevard redevelopment

  James Fields gets another life sentence for Heather Heyer’s death

  Kaine to host discussion on dangers of youth vaping

  Richmond, Chesterfield crews simulate rollover school bus rescue

  New app claims to be ‘Uber’ of lawn care

  ACLU files lawsuit against Chesterfield apartment complex owners

  Neighbors remember ‘quiet, gentle’ Powhatan man killed in Va. Beach shooting

  Work set to begin at historic Westhampton School site

VDOT plans to realign Hull Street Road lanes at Chippenham Parkway

  VCU grad lights up social media with Beyonce’s “Before I Let Go” Challenge

  Owners of vacant 204-year-old Church Hill building will not be prosecuted at this time

  Susan G. Komen walk expands; local director with cancer makes it look easy

  South side, east end residents want more GRTC routes

  Amputee dedicates life to ‘move over law’ and curbing distracted driving

  Mayor, superintendent beg City Council not to cut schools’ facilities budget

  'It was truly beautiful’: VCU student abroad remembers Notre Dame Cathedral

Multiple car windows shot out in Westover Hills and Forest Hill

  Police offer tips to help rideshare app users stay safe

  Red Cross desperately seeking volunteers to transport blood

  Downtown Hopewell set to become a ‘mini Carytown’

  Richmonder reflects on career as first black female firefighter