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.
CLEVELAND (WJW) — After opening a new location, a well-known Cleveland soul food restaurant is going cashless and it’s all in the name of safety for its employees and customers. When Angie’s Soul Cafe opened a new location in January on Carnegie and E. 79th Street, owner Akin Affrica decided it would not accept cash. “We make it very convenient. We do Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay, every major credit card, we do CashApp, Zelle,” Affrica said. The business […]
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (WJW) — A new study, conducted by the financial website Lendedu, ranked the safest cities across the country and several Ohio cities were high on the list. The rankings were determined using FBI data on violent and non-violent crimes. Cities with populations of at least 10,000 were included. Ten of the top 100 cities were in Ohio. When moving to a new city, safety is an important element many consider. “When it all kind of factored together […]
PENNINSULA, Ohio (WJW) — It’s a winter wonderland out there for hundreds of skiers and snowboarders. Ski resorts like Boston Mills and Brandywine in Peninsula are taking advantage of the snowy weather. “Finally there was enough snow — it’s a great day out there today,” Melanie Johnson said. The holiday weekend’s winter weather had skiers flocking to resorts. “Over the last two days alone, we got about 8 inches of snow,” said Thomas Conti, public relations director Boston Mills and […]
MENTOR, OH — Heavy winter weather created a swirling snowglobe around several Northeast Ohio counties under a Winter Weather Advisory and Lake Effect Snow. “Stay home if you don’t have to be out because it’s really slick, seen a couple of accidents today already,” said Larry Keener, a business owner who was plowing his parking lot. People in Lake County tried to keep up with the barrage of flakes. “Busy, been out most of the day. Did it once, gotta […]
PARMA, Ohio (WJW) — Parma police are looking for the people involved in the vandalism of two cars in a quiet Parma neighborhood. “I would’ve never in a million years thought someone would’ve done something like that. I don’t get what reason,” said the victim, who didn’t want to be identified. She said another car’s rear window was smashed with a small boulder from their property. That car belonged to a friend. “He parked his car in our driveway to […]
CLEVELAND (WJW) — Cleveland emergency medical service employees workers held a march and protest Wednesday morning at the seat of the city’s government. The picket was in response to the city’s appeal of a legally-arbitrated and awarded contract. A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge enforced the arbitration recently. The appeal was filed on Jan. 10. A large focus of the union’s demands is for better mental health support for employees. “EMS is in distress,” workers chanted as they marched in […]
RAVENNA, Ohio (WJW) — A Portage County judge has sentenced 49-year-old Jay Brannon to 16 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated murder and aggravated arson in an attack that seriously injured Portage County Sheriff’s deputy James Acklin. Brannon will serve 11 years for the attempted aggravated murder charge and five years for the aggravated arson charge consecutively. After serving his sentence, the judge ruled he will be supervised by a parole officer for five years. Many […]
LAKEWOOD, Ohio (WJW) — There have been mixed reactions to the Browns hiring Kevin Stefanski as their new coach, both on social media and amongst local bar-goers. However, most of the people we spoke with say they’re remaining cautiously optimistic. “I’m numb from all this,” said Robert Kibort. The Cleveland Browns have chosen their 18th full time coach in franchise history and 12th since 1999. Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski is replacing recently fired Freddie Kitchens. As loyal Browns fans […]
PORT CLINTON, Ohio (WJW) — It’s been three full weeks since Harley Dilly disappeared but both his family and his community refuse to give up hope. “We are still waiting to have Christmas with you. We want you to come home, we want you safe,” said his mother Heather Dilly. “Your family misses you, everyone misses you. Your community is looking for you.” On Saturday, a volunteer-led search began in Port Clinton at Lakeview Park, joining a nationwide effort to […]
WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (WJW) — We are now firmly into 2020 and the holidays now seem like a distant memory, but an outreach center in Lake County says they’re working to make it feel like Christmas all the time for those in need. McKinley Outreach Center is located in the former McKinley Elementary School on Lost Nation Rd. in Willoughby. Pastor Michael Currier helped form the faith-based nonprofit which he says serves thousands of people from western Lake County every year. […]
CLEVELAND (WJW) — New year, new goals, new you: 2020 is here and many people have made commitments to adopt a healthier lifestyle. “To start the year off on the what, on the right foot and really think about taking care of your health and you being in control,” said Dr. Elizabeth Bradely, medical director for the Center of Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. But sometimes we don’t always know where to start or how to keep it going. […]
CLEVELAND (WJW)– The Cleveland Public Library is in the thick of negotiations with employees represented by SEIU. A union vote is scheduled for Wednesday. The vote will determine if union leaders will be able to authorize a strike. A union representative said there are 386 union members at 27 branches and two main buildings downtown. “We love our patrons, we service them every day. We have long-standing relationships. This is really coming at a hard time and hopefully, this can […]