Alexis Wiley is an Emmy award-winning journalist. Her work has appeared on local television stations across the country and cable networks such as Fox News and CNN.
Alexis joined FOX 2 Detroit as a general assignment reporter in June 2010. She quickly developed a passion for Detroit; a city that’s facing both tremendous challenges and tremendous opportunities. That passion allowed Alexis to distinguish herself and rise through the ranks fairly quickly. After less than a year in Detroit, Alexis was chosen to host and launch Fox 2’s Redefining Detroit series, a regular segment focused on investment and development in the city and people who are coming up with creative ways to make a difference in Detroit’s neighborhoods. She has also become one of the station’s lead reporters; providing in depth coverage of Detroit’s financial crisis and landmark municipal bankruptcy.
In 2012, Alexis was named one of Detroit’s “40 Under 40” by Frontpage Detroit. In 2011, her reporting helped earn Fox 2 an Associated Press Award for Breaking News Coverage.
Before landing in Detroit, Alexis was an investigative reporter for WSYX in Columbus, OH, where she won an Emmy award for her work exposing government waste. Alexis began her career as a reporter and anchor in Shreveport, LA, just 2 months before Hurricane Katrina. Her investigations into deplorable conditions for renters led the city to adopt a law setting a minimum standard for all rental properties.
Alexis is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. ( the city she will always call home). Alexis is an active member of The Detroit Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc,, National Association of Black Journalists and the Northwestern University Alumnae Club of Detroit. In her spare time, Alexis enjoys traveling, running and spending time with her family and friends.