ANCHOR & REPORTER
Alex Maragos is an award-winning storyteller for WMAQ, the NBC owned and operated station in Chicago. Since arriving in 2015, he has covered the biggest stories in his hometown and beyond. Maragos currently serves as anchor of the weekday 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. newscasts. He also files stories for NBC 5's Investigates unit. Prior to that role, Maragos most recently anchored the weekend 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. news, and reported for the weekday 10 p.m. newscast. He began his journalism career as a morning anchor and reporter for WLFI, the CBS affiliate in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Maragos believes in the unique power of live television to help people understand the world around them. He has anchored live, wall-to-wall coverage of all types of stories: extreme weather, peaceful protests, police chases, violent demonstrations, active shooter situations, victory parades and more. His work has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Indiana Broadcasters Association, the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association and three Emmy's from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences.
Maragos has spent his career in news, but also loves to cover sports. In February 2022, he provided 19 straight days of live coverage for the Beijing Winter Olympic Games; interviewing Nathan Chen, Jason Brown, Kendall Coyne, and several other members of Team USA. In August 2021, he traveled to Dyersville, Iowa for the inaugural Field of Dreams baseball game between the Yankees and White Sox. Since 2016, Maragos has also served as the start and finish line reporter for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Maragos graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. On campus, he held various roles at the television and radio stations, while playing on the intercollegiate NCAA baseball team.