5 News Bios
Alex Wiederspiel joined the 5 News Weekend Team in June 2012. He is a student at West Virginia University entering his final year, studying Television Journalism.
Alex has spent the better part of his education working at WVU’s campus radio station as Sports Director and broadcaster/host for U92’s Sports Department. Alex also anchored the Sports Desk for WVU News.
Alex was honored by his peers several times at U92, winning Rookie Sports Reporter of the Year (2007-08), Sports Reporter of the Year (2009-10), and Broadcaster of the Year (2009-10).
Alex was the play-by-play voice for the WVU Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams during the 2011 season, and is a part of the Champs Sports Network.
Alex was born in the suburbs of Lawrenceville, New Jersey. He grew up as a diehard fan of the New York Jets and New York Rangers, and can usually be seen banging his head in frustration while watching both teams.
Alex loves the NFL Draft, and is always willing to discuss the political issues of the day. If you want your voice heard on the weekends, you can e-mail him your opinion on the topics that matter to you at firstname.lastname@example.org