Alex Stokes is thrilled to be back at home in Cleveland, rejoining the  FOX 8 News family.

Alex began her journalism career as an intern at FOX 8 in 2017. She then took a job in Huntsville, Alabama, at WHNT News 19 as a digital producer and reporter. Within the year, she became the weekend morning anchor and producer.

Among her work in Huntsville, Alex produced a 30-minute special, “The Church Street Story,” highlighting the city’s African American contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and 1970s. 

While she grew up in New Jersey, Alex has firm roots in Cleveland. Her grandfather, Louis Stokes; and great uncle, Carl Stokes, were involved in the area’s politics for decades and shared a deep love for the city with their family. She often spent summer breaks and holidays at her grandparents’ home in Cleveland.

Alex has a passion for storytelling and serving the community. Her parents are both in the broadcast journalism industry in New York.

Alex graduated from The George Washington University with a major in history and minor in communications. She is a lover of food and travel. She is excited to try some more of the area’s restaurants.

Recent Articles
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    CLEVELAND — The third annual “Walk for Freedom” was held in Cleveland on Saturday morning. Cleveland kidnapping survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were in attendance. They marched a mile, single file in deafening silence. Their steps in sync with other “Walks for Freedom” in 450 cities around the globe, striding in solidarity against human trafficking. “I believe that everyone needs to know that human trafficking and sex trafficking is still a really big problem in our cities,” said sex trafficking […]

  • Staff at Trumbull County school helps save student in cardiac arrest

    LEAVITTSBURG, Ohio– A principal, nurse and two teachers in Trumbull County are honored as heroes for saving a life. Their annual training kicked in when a student’s heart failed in class. The LaBrae Local School District nurse said this is the second time the AED has had to be used — the first time on a student. “When I got down there, the student was on the floor, and she really wasn`t breathing,” said Principal Martin Kelly, of LaBrae Middle […]

  • Newlyweds ask for donations to local animal shelter instead of wedding gifts

    WOOSTER, Ohio— The Wayne County Humane Society is expressing its gratitude for a “tremendous” gift. According to a post on its Facebook page, newlyweds Jeananne and Jonathan Wickham asked guests for donations to the shelter in lieu of wedding gifts. The shelter says the couple donated more than 1,200 cans of wet food, 750 lbs of dry food, a massive amount of cleaning supplies and more than $2,000 for the humane society’s medical fund. Two kittens have already benefited from […]

  • Cleveland family looking for answers after 6-year-old girl shot and killed while sleeping

    CLEVELAND — The aunt of Lyric-Melodi Lawson spoke on Sunday of the grief they have now been having to shoulder for more than a week. The 6-year-old was killed in her sleep last Saturday. The investigation still ongoing as police continue the search for a drive-by shooter who turned the family’s lives upside down. “We’re trying to hold together you know,” said Deirdre Selmon, Lyric’s aunt. “It’s gonna be an uphill battle because you know, it’s hard. It’s hard to […]

  • Students relieved to hear man showing up nearly naked at Kent State sororities has been arrested

    KENT, Ohio — Kent police on Friday said the suspect accused of showing up nearly naked outside of Kent State University sorority houses is now in custody. The Kent Police Department said it worked with the U.S. Marshals office, and learned of the suspect’s identity Friday evening. An arrest warrant was obtained for Steven Franzreb, 43, of North Royalton. Franzreb was arrested without incident at around 10:30 Friday evening. He’s being held without bail and will be in custody through […]

  • Cleveland Heights considering student loan incentive to help attract new homeowners

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Tens of millions of Americans are faced with paying off student debt and by the end of the year, Cleveland Heights may have a new pilot program in place that could help. Homeowners and builders could be encouraged to move to targeted areas with a student loan incentive. The Noble, Taylor and Mayfield areas are included in this proposal. Vice Mayor Melissa Yasinow introduced it to the city council earlier this year. If implemented, she hopes the […]

  • Police find suspected vehicle involved in Cleveland hit-and-run

    CLEVELAND– Tuesday brought with it two big developments in the case of a young woman who was nearly killed in a hit-and-run crash two weekends ago. On Tuesday evening, Ayana Barkley, who was put in a medically induced coma, opened her eyes, her father told us. In the morning, police found an impounded SUV that matched the description of the suspect vehicle that hit her. “I’m asking, I’m begging this person. Do the right thing. Come and turn yourself in,” […]

  • Community calls for justice, pleads for information in death of 6-year-old Cleveland girl

    CLEVELAND- Police continue to investigate who is responsible for the death of a 6-year-old girl. Lyric-Melodi Lawson, a first grader at Hannah Gibbons STEM School, was shot at 1 a.m. Saturday while sleeping at a home on East 171st Street in Cleveland. City council members, the chief of police and Mayor Frank Jackson gathered to address recent crime in the city and pleaded for those with information to come forward. “This 6-year-old child who had been gunned down who was […]

  • Cleveland school mourning loss of 6-year-old girl killed in drive-by shooting

    CLEVELAND — A Cleveland school community is mourning the loss of  a “beloved” first-grader who was killed in a drive-by shooting as she slept inside her home early Saturday morning. Six-year-old Lyric-Melodi Lawson was a student at Hannah Gibbons-STEM School in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. In a letter released to staff, Principal Greg Adkins said a Rapid Response team will be at the school Monday to provide “needed supports for our scholars and staff sure to be affected by […]

  • Community holding vigil to honor 6-year-old Cleveland girl shot, killed in drive-by shooting

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are investigating after a 6-year-old girl was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting early Saturday morning. According to authorities, officers were called to the 1300 block of East 171st Street at 1 a.m. to reports of a child shot. Police were told the house was “shot up,” and a six-year-old girl sleeping inside was shot in the head. Police have identified the girl as Lyric-Melodi Lawson. Officers administered first aid until EMS arrived. Lawson was […]

  • Congressman, former Ohio State football player proposing national bill for paying college athletes

    CLEVELAND — U.S. congressman from Ohio and former OSU football player Anthony Gonzalez is planning to propose a national bill for paying college athletes. This development comes at the heels of California’s passage of state legislation that prohibits colleges from punishing college athletes if they accept money in exchange for the use of their name, likeness and image. This goes into effect in 2023. The college athlete debate, which has heated up in the last couple of years, is gaining […]

  • Willoughby-Eastlake schools explain reason for lockdown

    WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – Willougby-Eastlake schools were locked down for a short time Tuesday by order of the police department. All students are safe. According to a letter from the district that went out to parents, the Willoughby Police Department asked that all the schools be placed on lockdown. According to Willoughby police, the Lake County Central Emergency Center received an open 911 call at around 10:30 a.m. The dispatcher overheard a male making comments about constructing a pipe bomb, police […]

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