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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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    Local college students raise awareness about domestic violence

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – There’s a group of college students at South University in Guilford County who refer to themselves as, “The Empowering Four.” Tonya Baker, Lisa Bowman, Lori Hoover and Medina Hunter attend the High Point campus and take classes together. The ladies decided to give themselves that name after starting an awareness week on campus called, “Domestic Violence Education and Prevention Week,” where they organized several events with the help of the campus honor society, Delta Mu Delta. […]

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    Renovations at Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem near completion

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Construction crews are looking forward to finishing up the renovations at the Benton Convention Center. Drivers, who are working around all of the construction, are looking forward to the completion date as well. The center is undergoing major renovations that have been in the works for years. Last October, phase one of renovations that took place on the first floor were completed. Because of the upgrades happening on the second level of the center, Fifth Street, one […]

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    Teens learn to do taxes at Triad high school

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Tax season is here. Which means many of us are rushing to accountants and tax firms to file returns. But one school system is letting students be in charge of your finances, if you’ll let them. As a part of accounting classes at Williams High School in Burlington, about 30 students spent weeks of training in class, and sometimes after school, learning to prepare tax returns. These students have also been certified through the IRS at a […]

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    More books in Guilford County Schools classrooms

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Making reading fun is one goal of a new program offered in many Guilford County Schools classrooms this year. The school system paired up with The American Reading Company to provide more reading options to students in grades fourth through ninth who are taking English and language arts. The program, which launched in 114 schools for the 2016-2017 year, provides about 400,000 books throughout the district for schools that chose to opt into the program. Since […]

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    Lexington community stays strong with young girl fighting cancer

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — A child in the Triad is not alone in her fight against cancer. Sydney Seabolt is 10 years old. She’s a fifth grader at Union Grove Christian School in Lexington, a kindergarten through 12th grade school. Her favorite part of the school day is recess. She likes the color teal. Her family and friends use the words “sassy” and “sweet” to describe her personality. In January, Sydney was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. […]

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    Alamance-Burlington Schools help students find a career path

    MEBANE, N.C. — Figuring out a career path can be a challenge. So counselors with the Alamance-Burlington School System are trying to make it a little easier for kids by exposing them to their options at an early age. Eighth graders from local schools were invited to a career fair at Woodlawn Middle School in Mebane. There were about 70 booths hosted by businesses, schools and the military. Crystal Taylor, one of the school system’s counselors, is passionate about the […]

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    Winston-Salem State University commits to empowering women in sports

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Jocelyn Mills is grateful for the sports scholarship that allowed her to play volleyball at Winston-Salem State University. “It really helped me and my family because a burden was lifted. I was able to play the game that I loved, while also getting my education,” Mills said. Mills and other female athletes at Winston-Salem State University are participating in an event to promote sports scholarships for college women. It’s a fundraiser inspired by the countrywide celebration of […]

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    Local student prepares for statewide science fair

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Science isn’t everybody’s favorite subject, but eighth-grader Elisha Velazquez loves it. He’s a student at Reidsville Middle. Since the third grade, Velazquez has been participating in science competitions for fun. “I love the subject, it’s my favorite,” Velazquez said. “Right now, I want to be a mechanical engineer when I grow up.” For the first time, he’s headed to the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair next month, where he’ll put his science project up against other […]

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    Minority health professionals tour country to mentor

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Sydney Neely is a senior at Winston-Salem State University. She’s majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. She hopes to get accepted into a dental school and is turning to a mentoring program to help her achieve her goals. Neely attended an event offered through an organization called Tour For Diversity in Medicine. Two African-American medical professionals started this nonprofit in 2012. Now in its fifth year, the organization tours the country with a diverse group physicians, […]

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    Free hugs for everyone at UNCG

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — University of North Carolina at Greensboro student Yunhwan Kim likes to hug. “Gives you comfort and relief and love,” Kim said. “Makes you feel like you matter.” Kim stood on campus for several hours holding a sign that read “Free Hugs” and “Hug Me” to encourage people to experience a genuine hug. Kim said it started out as a classroom assignment this past Monday. He’s taking an elective course offered through the Health and Human Sciences Department. […]

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    New state superintendent, educators weigh in on vouchers and charter schools

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson is visiting schools as a part of his statewide listening tour. During these meet-and-greets, Johnson is talking with educators and teachers about their ideas and concerns regarding school systems. Friday, Johnson visited Brooks Global Studies in Greensboro, which is a part of the Guilford County school system. During the event, Johnson says he talked with educators about the importance pre-kindergarten programs, teaching more and testing less, and the importance […]

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    Free running shoes for kids at a Guilford County school

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — About 100 students at Morehead Elementary School filled the PE room to get fitted for a free pair of running shoes. “You can just tell that the excitement is there and that they are eager,” said Vicky Fowler, the school’s PE teacher. “And I think just putting on a new pair of shoes, for me, I’m a runner, I know I feel more confident getting to the finish line. And I think these shoes are going to […]