Alex Rose is a multimedia journalist who joined the FOX31 and Channel 2 team in June 2018.

Alex is a New Englander, growing up in Acton, Massachusetts and landing his first job as a TV reporter in Burlington, Vermont for WFFF/WVNY. There he covered major stories from the New York prison break, where two convicted killers broke out of the Empire State’s largest maximum security prison, to Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential run in 2016. He was also the station’s statehouse reporter in Montpelier.

The land of the pine called Alex to move back down south for his second job at WGHP FOX8 in High Point, North Carolina. It’s the same area where he fell in love with television journalism while attending Elon University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in television studies in 2014. At FOX8, Alex covered big stories, including Hurricane Matthew’s impact on the coast, wildfires in Gatlinburg Tennessee, and state politics in the North Carolina legislature from a controversial bathroom bill and elections in Raleigh.

Alex and his wife Stephanie moved to Colorado with their rescue puppy Layla, and have loved every moment of adventure from the Mile High City to the mountains. If Alex isn’t working, you’ll find him hiking, biking, exploring new restaurants, dog parks and tasting different craft beers.

Telling people’s stories is Alex’s passion. Journalism is the work of the people, for the people and by the people. Alex is proud to be part of the most vibrant community in the country, and can’t wait to tell Colorado’s stories one day at a time. If you have an idea, Alex would LOVE to hear from you (or just pick your brain about what makes Colorado the best state in the country). Shoot him an email at

Recent Articles
  • School in Adams County declared safe after Safe2Tell tip

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — Big Picture College and Career Academy and an administration building were placed on lockdown on Wednesday as deputies investigated a Safe2Tell tip that someone had a gun and was going to “shoot up the school,” Mapleton Public Schools said. The academy at 7480 Broadway, just northwest of Interstate 25 and Highway 36, is one of four on a large campus. The lockdown was lifted just before 3 p.m. after the sheriff’s office declared the academy safe. […]

  • Thornton man seriously injured by lightning strike in Rocky Mountain National Park

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — A Thornton man was seriously injured as a result of a lightning strike on Saturday in Rocky Mountain National Park, officials said. The man, 31, was hiking below treeline between Dream Lake and Lake Haiyaha when the strike happened. It’s not known if he was directly struck by lightning. Other hikers found the man suffering from numerous serious injuries along trail and called park rangers. Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue found the […]

  • Denver schools with no AC hit 90 degrees inside classrooms

    DENVER — Denver hit 99 degrees Monday, breaking the previous record high for Aug. 19 of 97. The heat made for a sweltering first day of school for Denver Public Schools students, especially because 60 DPS schools do not have air conditioning. In some classrooms at Stedman Elementary School in Park Hill, the blinds were closed, the lights were off and the fans were running. Stedman was built in the 1920s and is one of the 60 DPS schools with […]

  • Illegal fireworks set off in Denver park leave two women severely burned

    DENVER — What started as a beautiful evening in Harvey Park turned into a fiery nightmare for two Denver women. Brittnee Coyne and Tierney Danio were at the Harvey Park Summer Festival in late July, when someone nearby decided to set off illegal fireworks. “All the sudden I saw fireworks shoot up into the air, then shooting right at us,” Coyne said. The accident left Coyne with second degree burns and put her through two surgeries. Danio’s injuries burned deep, […]

  • Group withdraws application to make Tom’s Diner historic landmark

    DENVER — A group has withdrawn its application requesting the city of Denver make Tom’s Diner on East Colfax Avenue a historic landmark. The decision means the city will issue a certificate of non-historic status on Friday, according to Laura Swartz with Denver Community Planning and Development. The certificate allows for the building to be demolished within the next five years. Additionally, the owner of the property, Tom Messina, can sell the property to a developer who plans to build […]

  • $15,000 reward offered in disappearance of Aurora teen LaShaya Stine

    AURORA, Colo.– Lashaya Stine was last seen at 2:30 a.m. near Peoria Street and Montview Boulevard on July 15, 2016. She was 16 years old at the time. Officers have spent thousands of hours running down tips from across the country, and they still don’t know what happened to Stine. On Tuesday, the Aurora Police Department shared a new post on Twitter asking for new tips and information. They also created an image of what Lashaya may look like today at […]

  • Developer could take over city land for less than $2K, build hotel

    DENVER — A developer could soon take over a small vacant lot in Denver’s bustling Ballpark neighborhood for less than $2,000 because of state law and local rules. Currently, the plot at West 29th Avenue and Chestnut Place is filled with rocks and a few small trees. It is surrounded by new apartments. Chestnut Place LLC has requested the city of Denver, which owns the plot, to vacate the area so it can build an eight-story hotel in the area. […]

  • Denver wants more safety education after first scooter death

    DENVER — The city of Denver is pushing for more education about how to ride electric scooters safely after a rider died following a crash in the Highlands. Cameron Hagan, 26, was allegedly traveling the wrong way when he collided with an oncoming car near West 32nd Avenue and North Eliot Street on Aug. 4. He died from his injuries Monday. The memory of the crash will forever be burned in the mind of Christian Johner, who was riding on […]

  • Brighton admits it owes some residents money for overcharging water bills

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — The city of Brighton admitted Wednesday it may owe residents money for overcharging water bills. A Facebook post from the city of Brighton asks residents to review their water bills to look at the length of billing cycles. The post says if people had a billing cycle of “32 days or more,” they should send the bill to the city and see if any credit is due. Thursday, the city announced that about 900 customers would be […]

  • Safe2Tell receiving fewer false tips, but parents concerned students are using the anonymous platform to bully

    DENVER — While Safe2Tell says it is receiving fewer false tips, some parents are concerned students are using the anonymous platform to bully. Chris Black discovered his 12-year-old daughter was being bullied through Safe2Tell. Police knocked on his door after he returned from vacation. “My kid is seeing a counselor because it bothered her so much that somebody would do this to her,” Black said. Black says someone left several anonymous tips on Safe2Tell saying that his daughter had something […]

  • Bullet-resistant backpacks popular choice for back-to-school shoppers

    DENVER — After two mass shootings over the weekend and with children returning to school, parents across the country are facing the sad reality that they may feel safer investing in extra protection for their students. Now, many companies are marketing bullet-resistant backpacks and school supplies to parents. “After some of these mass shootings, I think a lot of parents go online and look for these things,” said parent Amy Garrett. “I might return my daughter’s backpack that she got […]

  • State DUI testing changes could tank local business, double processing times

    BOULDER, Colo. — When someone gets pulled over and police take a blood sample to test for alcohol or drugs, most Colorado law enforcement agencies send those samples to a private business in Boulder called ChemaTox for processing. However, a sudden change in policy is tanking that business, forcing it to shut down. “We were never consulted in any way on this massive change to our system,” said Sarah Urfer, the director at ChemaTox. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has […]

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