Lex Gray starts the day with the people of greater Hampton Roads and northeast North Carolina as part of the WAVY/Fox 43 morning and midday anchor team.
She joined the WAVY team in January 2014 as a weekend anchor, but you can now see her five days a week in the mornings, as well as during special evening reports.
In 2018, Lex covered the 23rd Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. She appeared live every day for WAVY and five other Nexstar Media Group affiliates up and down the coast, and contributed to two half-hour specials that aired during the Games.
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, went scuba diving 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, won a media canoe race two years in a row, and served 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 domestic abuse shelter, 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.
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