Lex Gray joined WAVY/Fox 43 in January 2014 as an anchor and reporter. She anchors WAVY’s weekend morning newscasts, and works as morning reporter during the week.
Lex began her broadcast career at the NBC affiliate in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. She started there as a multimedia journalist, which means she shot, wrote, and edited her own stories. Lex later became the station’s main anchor.
Covering the news in the Northwoods of Wisconsin gave Lex many unique opportunities, including reporting on the state’s wolf population from a small airplane used to track wolf packs by radio collar. She brought camera equipment deep into the woods to follow hunters on the state’s first wolf hunt, learned to hunt wild turkey, earned the distinction of “Top Gun” in Rhinelander’s Citizen’s Police Academy, SCUBA dived under the ice shelf of a frozen lake, and rode on top of one in an airboat. Lex also helped raise money for local causes by running 60 miles over 38 hours, winning a local media canoe race two years in a row, and serving as a roast judge at “Beef-a-Rama.”
Lex is most proud of uncovering a large hospital’s lack of accessible parking. Her report forced the clinic to improve its parking lot for patients who have difficulty getting around. She also reported extensively on education funding in the state and helped viewers understand new education standards.
Prior to starting her broadcast career, Lex taught English in South Korea, where she also volunteered at a women’s clinic, and hiked the country’s three highest peaks. Lex also studied abroad in Australia, and graduated with scholastic distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Lex is excited to be in Hampton Roads to help you start your day!
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