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
  • ‘Sounded like a bomb’: Residents in Eastlake experience 2.6 magnitude earthquake

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The USGS has reported a 2.6 magnitude earthquake in Eastlake, Ohio. **For more details and to report feeling the quake, click here** Did you feel it? There was a an earthquake near Eastlake this morning. This is the second quake to shake this area in 6 months! Last one was a magnitude 4.0 on June 10th.@fox8news — Jenn Harcher (@JennHarcher) December 7, 2019 Several Fox 8 viewers contacted the station saying they felt the an earthquake […]

  • Solon High School student collects lights to spread holiday cheer to children in hospital

    SOLON, Ohio (WJW) — The holidays are a time for comfort and joy, but many children spend that time of year in hospitals for all kinds of treatments. One Solon High School student is working to brighten their rooms this time of year. “I didn’t want to be there. I wanted to be with my family. I wanted to be celebrating the holidays,” said Olivia Messina, of her time in the hospital for a broken leg in the eighth grade. “One […]

  • Friends remember 19-year-old killed in shooting outside Cleveland nightclub

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — Cleveland police are investigating an overnight shooting that left a young woman dead. Officers say it stemmed from a fight that broke out at a bar on the east side. A small tribute of balloons and pictures were set up on the 3500 block of East 103rd St. for 19-year-old Catera Fowler. “She’s gonna forever be in my memory. That’s my sister. I love that girl,” said one of her friends. The young mother was shot in the […]

  • Thousands gather in downtown to spread holiday cheer & light up Public Square

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — Thousands of people came together in Public Square Saturday to watch the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree and take part in holiday festivities. “I like that it’s like bright and that it shines,” said Lily Scaccia of the 50-foot tree. The lighting took place during the annual Winterfest event, a Cleveland tradition running 37 years strong, hosted by the Downtown Cleveland Alliance. “Coming here with my family, it’s been kind of a tradition every year. So, like […]

  • ‘It’s a time to give back’: Volunteers help local man serve 500 Thanksgiving meals to strangers

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — Thanksgiving is still five days away, but the celebration is getting started early on the city’s east side. After FOX 8 previewed one man’s plan to feed 500 people, he received an outpouring of support from volunteers wanting to help serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal Saturday. “The first two days I cried, I cried because I was like this is a lot. I didn’t think people could care like that,” Rubin Swift said. Strangers served plates and broke […]

  • Three charged in Ohio University student’s death appear in court

    ATHENS, Ohio (WJW)–Three of the nine people charged in the death of an Ohio University student appeared in court Wednesday morning for their arraignment. The Athens County prosecutor announced indictments Tuesday related to 18-year-old Collin Wiant’s death last November and allegations about a fraternity he’d sought to join. Seven of the defendants were in the Sigma Pi fraternity. Saxon Angell-Perez, James Dylan Wanke and Dominic A. Figliola all pleaded not guilty at their arraignments. Angell-Perez, of Columbus, is charged with […]

  • Two Rocky River burglaries hours apart

    ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (WJW)– Two unrelated Rocky River burglaries happened in plain sight. Police are investigating the thefts at homes in populated areas, hours apart. Rocky River detectives said they are working with Strongsville police to determine if there is a connection between a string of break-ins in their area. Rocky River Police Chief Kelly Stillman said while that had not yet been determined, he wouldn’t be surprised if either department was able to get a break in their cases […]

  • Local mom trying to make transportation safe with ride-sharing program for kids

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — Life can get hectic, especially with children, so a South Euclid mom has created a ride-sharing program for kids. Her goal is to make transportation safe and easy for parents who can’t always get their children to and from school and activities. Charisma Curry founded the Cleveland-based start-up, called Parents in Motion Ride Exchange, in 2016 with her business partner Chanel Williams. They officially launched to serve northeast Ohio in August. “We want to provide safe transportation […]

  • Remembering Aisha Fraser one year after her horrific murder

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) — Sunday marked one year since the horrific murder of teacher and mother Aisha Fraser at the hands of her ex-husband. Her memory, alive and well, is not only comforting those in Shaker Heights where she was a beloved teacher — but could help domestic abuse victims across the state. “Her care for the students she had when she was here and the love that she spread through not only to her students but her colleagues,” […]

  • ‘He was a hero’: Community gathers to remember the life of Olympic runner Harrison Dillard

    BEREA, OH (WJW) — He was a trailblazer in the world of sports, and he was one of Cleveland’s own. Olympic runner Harrison Dillard passed away at 96 years old after a fight with stomach cancer. A silent goodbye was held at Baldwin Wallace University on Saturday for the legend. “He was a hero. He’s a graduate of BW who used his talents through hard work, accomplished incredible things but always with a grace and warmth that for our students was […]

  • ‘This is your home away from home’: Lorain opens new fire station, replacing one built 100 years ago

    LORAIN, Ohio – It’s a new place to call home sweet home. The City of Lorain has opened a brand new fire station on the east side to replace the one built in 1919. “This is your home away from home,” explained retired firefighter Lonnie George. 100 years later, station four firefighters are settling into a new space. “We couldn’t be happier that it’s finally here and we’ve got a great place to live and work,” said Lt. Dan McBennett. […]

  • Community dedicates new public park in honor of fallen Cleveland officer

    CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — The community honored a Cleveland police officer who died as a hero.  A new public park was  dedicated in Officer Derek Owens memory Saturday morning. Officer Owens was shot as he and his partner chased four suspects on Cleveland’s southeast side. He passed away on March 1, 2008.  His colleagues say he valiantly gave his life in defense of his community and the city of Cleveland. Now, a new 18,000 square foot public park honoring his […]

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