Alex Denis is CBS 2 News This Morning’s traffic reporter. She joined the station in January 2012.
Denis came to CBS 2 from Nashville, where she was a traffic reporter and fill-in anchor in on WZTV’s “Tennessee Mornings.” Before that, she was a general assignment reporter and bureau chief for WJHG in Panama City, Florida. There she operated as a “one-man band,” meaning she shot video, wrote and edited the stories she reported daily. She began her broadcasting career while in college on the assignment desk at WFTS in Tampa. She was soon promoted to contribute on-air reports for the station’s weekly talk show called “Flashpoint.”
Denis’ most memorable moment as a reporter came when covering a deadly mission in Afghanistan in which six of her husband’s fellow soldiers were killed. She had to report on the story before the identities of the deceased had been released, not knowing if her husband’s name would be on that list.
Denis has interviewed people ranging from former Vice President Dick Cheney to current Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. In 2009, she served as an international correspondent to a Chilean television station providing coverage on the brutal slaying of three Chilean foreign exchange students.
Originally from Tampa but the daughter of native New Yorkers, Denis now lives in New York with her husband, an Army Ranger and West Point graduate who has twice been deployed to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Florida with a B.S. in Mass Communications.
In her spare time, Denis likes to play the piano and drums and also sing. She believes strongly in volunteer work and was awarded Outstanding Citizen of Tampa for her involvement in the community. She is an active volunteer with Musicians On Call.