Alexis Mathews

Weekend Anchor & Multimedia Journalist

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Alexis A. Mathews joined WTAP News Team in August 2019 as the weekend anchor and weekday reporter.

Born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago, Alexis was always determined to take her talents beyond the Windy City.\

She is a 2017 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors in Journalism (Broadcast Multimedia). With her love for both entertainment and hard news, Alexis has been able to use her journalistic skills as a lifestyle reporter in Lexington, KY and most recently as a breaking news reporter in Dayton, OH.

Alexis is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

A self-proclaimed Beyoncé Stan (super fan), fashionista, and reality television show junkie, when she’s not at work Alexis enjoys traveling.

Alexis’ ability to challenge herself, coupled with her love for storytelling has her excited for the next stop in her journey covering and learning all about the Mid-Ohio Valley!

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Purdue Pharma, maker of painkiller OxyContin, files for bankruptcy

The bankruptcy means that Purdue will likely be removed from the first federal opioid trial, scheduled to start in Cleveland on Oct. 21.

Oil prices spike after attack on Saudi facilities hits global supply

Oil prices surged more than 15% at the open on Sunday after an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities on Saturday that knocked out more than 5% of global oil supply.

Trump says U.S. is 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi oil facilities

On Sunday, Trump tweeted that "there is reason to believe we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification."

See the intricate labyrinths on Oregon’s beaches before the tide washes them away

Denny Dyke and a team of volunteers transform Oregon’s Bandon Beach into labyrinths, part of his “Circles in the Sand” project. Visitors are invited to stroll through the spirals, which only last for a few hours before the tide washes them away.

At least 21 injured when decks collapse during New Jersey firefighter event

At least 21 people were rushed to the hospital, including a young boy, after the second and third story decks of a condo at the Jersey Shore suddenly collapsed. The collapse happened as a large group of firefighters were in town for a convention, and they worked with first responders to help rescue those who were hurt.