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Alex Finnie is an American journalist who garnered huge recognition for her outstanding coverage of the devastating cyclone, Hurricane Michael. She is also a fearless reporter who was there for the coverage of the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre.
Not just that, Finnie is well known for interviewing former U.S. presidents, Barack Obama, and Donald J. Trump. Besides, she also grabbed the opportunity to ask questions to one of the richest American talk hosts, Oprah Winfrey, and an American civil rights activist, Rev. Al Sharpton.
Is WPLG Local 10 News Anchor, Alex Finnie Married?
New Jersey native, Alex is currently dating Franklin White, who is an Emmy Award-winning general assignment reporter for WSVN 7 News. The duo met for the first time in 2018 and shortly began dating secretly.
Nevertheless, Alex could not hold her affection towards Franklin and expressed her love for him via Twitter. In her tweet, she wished Franklin on his birthday in a funny way, stating "this little boy[Franklin] with the big head is now 31 years old," on 27th April 2018. Recently, they were seen "Skee-Phi," which means the Black Greek Fraternity and Sorority, respectively on 10th June 2021.
Once there was a rumor of Alex dating her co-news anchor of WPLG Local 10, Andrew Perez. The rumor started when she eventually called Andrew as her working husband via an Instagram post. However, they proclaimed that they are just good friends, and loves to work together.
How Much Salary does Alex Finnie Earn?
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-based news anchor, Alex Finnie earns a decent salary as a WPLG Local 10 news anchor. In a similar case, a news anchor working in the Miami, Florida area garners $80,901 as a per annum remuneration. So, Finnie's salary may vary on the same percentile.
On the other side, Alex is an avid traveler, who loves spending her fortune on expensive trips for holiday vacations. Back in June 2019, she traveled to Travi Fountain, Rome, Italy with her family. Meanwhile, she is often seen enjoying her spare time on the Miami beach. Currently, her net worth is $700,000, which is slightly greater than her fellow Local 10 news anchor, Jenise Fernandez's net value.
A Glimpse of Alex Finnie's Early Life
Alex Finnie is the oldest child of a Financial Services Corporation's finance specialist, Bryan Karl Finnie, and Wanda Denise Williams-Finnie, an attorney. Her parents married at the Union Baptist Church in New Jersey on 14th September 1985. Moreover, they went on a honeymoon trip to Italy after completing her wedding rituals.
Is Alex Finnie related to Wendy Williams? Yes, she is a niece of The Wendy Williams Show host, who is her mother's younger sister. Besides, her maternal grandparents are Shirley Skinner Williams and Thomas Dwayne Williams whilst her paternal grandparents are Celia Bryant Finnie and Reginald F. Finnic.
On the other hand, Alex has a younger brother, whose identity is still a mystery. At the age of 10, she moved with her parents migrated from New Jersey to Miami, Florida, where she spent her childhood with her younger sibling. She also has a cousin brother, Kevin Hunter (born on 18th August 2000) through her aunt, Wendy's past marital affair.
Finnie attended a private school Cushman School based in Miami, Florida for her intermediary level education. She then enrolled at the New World School of the Arts in 2004 and received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Musical Theatre in 2008.
Alex, further, studied Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Television and Film Production at St. John's University Queens Campus from 2008 to 2012. On a similar hand, the CEO and founder of Newsmax Media, Christopher Ruddy also graduated with summa cum laude honors from the "Red Storm."
Alex Finnie's Career Highlights
Wendy Williams' niece, Finnie initially interned on The Wendy Williams Show from 2009 to 2010. After doing her first internship, she then joined WRED-TV as a news anchor in 2010. She, further, interned at WNYW-TV New York (also known as Fox 5) in 2011. She also interned at a chat show, Entertainment Tonight in 2012.
A few months later, Alex re-joined FOX 5 WNYW-TV as a newsroom assistant based in New York City, New York. After two years, she went to serve as a reporter and fill-in anchor for a media company, Calkins Media Inc from 2013 to 2014. During that time, she hosted online weekly segments, including The Buzz, The Intelligencer Update, and the Bucks County Courier Times Update.
Finnie then served as a reporter for ABC affiliate news station, WAAY-TV based in Huntsville, Alabama from 2014 to 2015. Later, she became a weekend anchor and fill-in news reporter at CBS 42 News from 2015 to 2018. Since then, she has been working for the Local 10 News channel at WPLG-TV station.
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