East Peoria, IL
Alex Gaul joined WEEK 25 News, Heart of Illinois ABC in January 2021 as a Multimedia Journalist. He comes to WEEK/HOI from Phoenix, Arizona, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.
While in the Grand Canyon State, Alex worked at KPNX-TV, the NBC affiliate in Phoenix. He also served as a play-by-play announcer at Pac-12 Network Plus and was a Multimedia Journalist with KAET-TV, Arizona's PBS station.
Alex grew up in the suburbs of Chicago with a passion for journalism, broadcasting and the drive to tell stories to others. He was awarded multiple Crystal Pillar Awards from the National Television Academy's Chicago/Midwest Chapter in high school.
When he is not reporting, you may find Alex travelling the country or watching a sports game. To date, he has been to over 30 of the 50 states in the U.S. His dream is to do the same across the world. Alex loves sports and, despite being from Chicago, is a proud Packer fan and cheesehead. He also supports the Chicago Cubs and Borussia Dortmund of the German Bundesliga.
Alex comes from a baseball-loving family. He has one high-school age brother, Hunter, and parents Linda and Jerry. He is thankful to all of his family and friends for encouraging him to always work hard and to never give up on a good story.