On-Camera Meteorologist, Co-Host Weather Underground
Alex Wilson joined The Weather Channel in March 2013. Previously, she worked as the morning meteorologist at FOX Carolina in Greenville, SC. Before that, she spent two years at WOWK-TV and WVNS-TV in Huntington, WV.
Alex grew up in Macungie, PA, and studied at Syracuse University and Penn State University. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in both broadcast journalism and marketing from Syracuse University in May 2006. In December 2007, she graduated with distinction from Penn State University with a bachelor's degree in meteorology. Alex holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation from the American Meteorological Society (#357).
At Penn State, she was awarded the AMS John R. Hope Endowed Scholarship in Atmospheric Science (endowed by The Weather Channel), the Joel N. and Peggy Myers Scholarship in Meteorology (from the PSU Department of Meteorology) and the John and Elizabeth Holmes Teas Scholarship (from the PSU College of Earth and Mineral Sciences). At Syracuse, she was awarded the Chauncey D. Holmes Award for excellence in Geology, and was honored as one of the top seniors in the Whitman School of Management (Whitman Scholar).
Alex is an advocate for animal adoption and welfare and enjoys bringing attention to the “underdogs” at local shelters. She has two spoiled dogs, Henry and Fitz – who they refer to as "Shrimpy," you’ll often see them pictured on her social media (proud mom!).
She and her husband also love food and wine and plan entire trips around experiencing the culinary scene in different cities and countries. Because of that hobby, Alex spends a lot of time doing fitness classes.
When not at work, she's most likely to be found on her couch briefing her friends on all the latest pop culture news while reality TV plays in the background.