My friends thought I’d be the guy who ended up on a daytime soap. I’ve always had the gift of gab and modeled a bit when I was a teen. But ever since I was a little boy I’ve had a passion for the news. In the morning – instead of watching cartoons – I’d ask my mom to put on Today In Florida (the newscast that airs on the FOX station in Miami). Growing up I excelled at writing, debate and languages -- so it wasn’t a difficult decision to study broadcast journalism (and law) in college. Fast forward 15 years and I’m still in love with this business.
I’m blessed to come from a diverse background. My mom’s side of the family is Dominican and Puerto Rican, and my dad’s side is French-American. I’m fluent in Spanish but my French is rusty. Fun fact, my great uncle is the late Dominican President – Jacobo Majluta. I’m also related to the late French actor Charles Boyér.
I’m from Florida but consider Texas my second home. Prior to moving to Dallas I lived in Austin for several years. Getting the call to join FOX4 was a dream come true. My goal is to stay put and grow in my new hometown. When I’m not working I’m exercising, trying a new coffee shop and restaurant, seeing a movie or exploring Dallas with my hairless dog Xander. Well, that’s a little bit about me. I’d love to hear about you and your story ideas. Email me at Alex.Boyer@fox.com.
Customs and Border Patrol estimates some 12,000 Haitian migrants have now crossed the Rio Grande into the U.S. illegally. It's unclear how so many amassed so quickly in Del Rio.
The new pilot program will run for six months. At first, DFR will use internal staff to determine if the model works. If so, they will begin recruiting and hiring single-role paramedics.
The goal is to keep individuals charged with certain low-level, non-violent misdemeanor offenses from entering the criminal justice system. The program seeks to treat underlying mental illness and substance abuse issues to try and keep individuals from becoming repeat offenders.
The latest UT Southwestern report shows pediatric COVID hospitalizations have more than doubled since January. Many teachers are choosing to retire early due to the pandemic. Students continue to face learning loss. Many are hospitalized with COVID-19.
Violent crime in targeted areas of the city is down by double digits, officials said Monday. Chief Eddie Garcia briefed the city's Public Safety Committee and said homicides and robberies are down in the last three months.
Several events across North Texas will mark 20 years since the Sept. 11 attacks. While they may bring up painful memories for those old enough to remember exactly what they were doing when the World Trade Center's twin towers fell, the memorials are serving as important history lessons for the younger generation.
Sen. Cornyn took part in a roundtable discussion with venue owners, artists, and entertainment staff to hear about how the pandemic affected the Dallas live music scene and entertainment industry and discuss how the Save Our Stages Act funding has helped. He also talked about the states’ controversial abortion law and the exit from Afghanistan.
American Airlines pilots are protesting what they call mismanagement of the ramp-up in flight schedules. They say they are overworked, tired and fed up with the lack of accommodations they've dealt with to keep up with travel demand.
There are currently just three available staffed pediatric ICU beds in the North Texas hospital region.
Senate Bill 1055, the Lisa Torry Smith Act, is named after a Houston-area woman who was struck and killed in a crosswalk nearly four years ago while walking her then six-year-old son to school.