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Amber Roberts joined the news team as a reporter in March 2015. She’s excited to call the Triad her new home.

Amber is a North Carolina native, born and raised in Charlotte.

Before coming to FOX8, she served as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at WCTI, NewsChannel 12 in Eastern North Carolina. While there, she was featured on Good Morning America where she reported on the aftermath of a tornado.

Her journalism experiences also include serving as a Washington, D.C., bureau reporter for Fayetteville, Ark., station KNWA. Amber had the opportunity to interview congressional representatives and localize national stories for the Northwest Arkansas region.

In addition to her on-air experience, she also interned at NewsChannel 9 (WSYR) and CNY Central (WSTM) in Syracuse, N.Y., where she produced newscasts.

Amber received her master of science degree in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University. She also holds a B.A. in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Go HEELS and ORANGE!

Amber would love to hear from you via email, Facebook or Twitter. Send her a message or story idea!

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    Alamance-Burlington School System plan to vote on redistricting plan

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. – Parent Susan Hearn says she’s not alone with her concerns about a high school redistricting plan that board members with the Alamance-Burlington School System will take up tonight. “Certainly anger, frustration,” Hearn said. “I deal with my kids everyday who are upset.” Her twins, Ella and Logan, are rising freshman. They want to follow in the footsteps of their older brother and attend Western Alamance High. But because of the school system’s proposed redistricting plan, if […]

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    New classroom size limits could impact arts, PE programs at GCS

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford County Schools Arts Education Coordinator Nathan Street is proud of the growth he’s seen in the arts opportunities within the school system. He says music, theater, drawing and dance positively impacts the lives of children. “Studies show arts programs help to make them more well-rounded,” Street said. “And helps to get them ready for college, and the work place and think outside the box.” When he joined the system in 2008, his goal was to […]

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    Trump supporters in the Triad heading to his inauguration

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Donald Trump won the the battleground state of North Carolina. Several of his supporters in the state will attend his inauguration in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Lee Haywood and Darlene Schadt, both of Greensboro, will attend. They’ve signed up for bus rides with organizations coordinating statewide group inauguration trips. Haywood attended six Trump campaign rallies in North Carolina, the majority of which he was a volunteer. “We worked very hard for this man to get him elected […]

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    Van’s Weather Kid Charles Warren goes viral; headed to NYC

    LIBERTY, N.C. — Charles Warren, also known as Charlie, is 9 years old and is from Liberty. He recently appeared on the FOX8 News segment Van’s Weather Kids. That performance is getting him national attention. “This is a fabulous experience that he will be able to have and remember for his lifetime,” said Denise Warren, his mom. The third-grader has dreams of being a race car driver. He says if that doesn’t work out, he’ll consider working in television news. […]

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    Salvation Army promotes winter assistance program for unpaid utility bills

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – When the bills can’t get paid and there’s a risk your utilities could get cut off, many families turn to the Salvation Army. Workers at the High Point office are encouraging people to take advantage of the Low Income Energy Assistance Program, a federally funded, seasonal program that helps people with unpaid utility bills during the winter months. The cutoff to sign up is March 31st. “We are able to help,” said Antoine Dalton, Social Services […]

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    Local group advocates for additional greenway in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — On any given day, you’ll catch several outdoor lovers enjoying the Bicentennial Greenway and the High Point Greenway. “Just can get really, really crowded and sometimes. I have to step out to the side to let them by,” said Liz Mundy, a frequent user of High Point’s greenways. Mundy recently learned about an idea proposed by members of the Southwest Renewal Foundation that has her excited. Members with the group would like to see another greenway […]

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    Breast cancer survivors, radiologist comment on controversial mammogram study

    There’s a new study that suggests mammograms may lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatment. The study, published this week in The Annals of Internal Medicine, is being talked about by medical researchers and breast cancer survivors globally. Dr. Lauren Golding, a breast image radiologist, weighed in on the study. “Over-diagnosis is a concept, it’s the idea that we find health information that doesn’t really benefit people and it may actually cause harm if it leads to unnecessary treatment,” Golding said. […]

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    People turn to detox diets at the start of the year

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Losing weight is a common New Year’s resolution. Detox diets are becoming popular to jump start losing weight. Triad businesses that specialize in detox programs are busy with eager customers interested in learning more about their programs and products. Juicing and cleanse programs are popular detox trends. Businesses that specialize in these products say customers benefit from weight loss and a spike in energy. Registered Dietitian Annette Frain, with Wake Forest Baptist Health, says while there may […]

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    Snow-related injury liability: Who is at fault?

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Snow and ice sits outside of businesses and apartment complexes in the Triad. But who is liable if a customer or tenant slips and hurts themselves? Senior Attorney Janet Ward Black is a personal injury lawyer with Ward Black Law. Black says while a business or apartment complex is responsible for making efforts to clean the ice and snow, they aren’t necessarily liable if a customer or tenant hurts themselves. “You need to make sure you pay […]

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    Local children sled in the snow during winter weather

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. – While road crews work to clean up the ice and snow on the roads in Alamance County, many families are going outside and playing in it. At the Shamrock Golf Club, dozens came out to go sledding. Management at the golf club said they encourage the winter season fun. It’s a tradition for families in the area to show up for hours of sledding following significant snowfall. Kids, parents and grandparents took turns going down the […]

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    Businesses prepare for last-minute Christmas shoppers

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Malls and shopping centers will fill up over the next two days. Management at the Friendly Center in Greensboro says they’re bracing for the large crowds. The center has stores opening early on Friday and Christmas Eve to accommodate last-minute shoppers. Traffic officers are helping in the parking lot. The center says Dec. 23 and Dec. 24 are two of their busiest days of the year.

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    Salvation Army kettle bell program rings in the holidays

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — We see them outside of grocery and department stores during the holiday season — the Salvation Army’s kettle bell ringers. The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem has 52 kettle bell ringers this year. Some are volunteers and others are part-time workers. Their goal is to raise $400,000 through the program to help families in Forsyth County both during the holidays and year-round. Roger Sloan is familiar with the program, as it’s his sixth year as a kettle […]