Mecklenburg County Health Director Gibbie Harris says COVID cases are increasing significantly. In part, from the Thanksgiving holiday. WCCB Charlotte's Alexandra Elich talked with Harris for more than a half hour. She reiterated several times, people should not travel or gather for the Christmas holiday.
Alexandra joined the team as a prime time WCCB news @ 10 reporter in December 2017. She quickly established herself as an aggressive, passionate storyteller. Known for breaking lead stories and developing strong sources.
Alexandra moved up the ranks in WCCB joining WCCB News Edge as a contributor and a regular fill-in anchor for all shows. She also is the host of the “Hidden Gems of CLT” franchise, which showcases the nooks and crannies of our Charlotte community.
Additionally, she is the lead reporter for the Emmy-award winning Franchise, “Defend CLT”.
Alexandra has won several awards throughout her career. Including Top 30 Under 30 “Future Leaders of Charlotte”.
Before joining WCCB Charlotte, Alexandra was a reporter at WSBT in South Bend, Indiana. She was a morning reporter there for two years, waking up at 3am for live reports. While in South Bend, Alexandra dove into the complexities of the growing opioid epidemic from every angle. A topic she continues to be fascinated by.
Alexandra graduated with a degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois Champaign-Ubrana. During her time there, she had multiple internships including NBC Sports in Chicago, WCIA in Champaign and worked as a Big Ten Network Sideline reporter.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, she is a diehard Cubs and Bears fan.
In her free time, you can find her working out, exploring breweries, volunteering and reading.