Brad Jones joined the FOX8 News team in January 1998. He began his broadcasting career in East Tennessee. After graduating from East Tennessee State University, Brad started in radio news at WKPT in Kingsport, eventually learning the television side of broadcasting there as well.

In 1984, Brad entered graduate school at the University of Georgia where he earned a Masters Degree in Journalism. Then, he landed in Roanoke, Virginia at WSLS. There, Brad anchored the noon newscast with Cindy Farmer. It’s a partnership that continued throughout the years and across the miles. Now each day Brad and Cindy help viewers get their day started on the FOX8 Morning News.

Since, 1987, Brad has lived and worked in the Piedmont, first at WFMY and now at FOX8. Brad is married with three children and when he isn’t working with Boy Scouts, he enjoys restoring old radios and jukeboxes.

Recent Articles
  • Thomasville company makes elegant furniture found in multi-million dollar homes

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — It’s stylish, elegant and you’ll find it in multi-million dollar homes. Furniture by Tomlinson Erwin Lambeth is designed to make a statement. Every president in recent years has added at least a few of their pieces to the White House. This is a company that focuses on quality – done anyway the customer wants. While they’ve got their standard models, at least half of the things that come down the line have some sort of change. Either […]

  • Thomasville company makes durable safety gear

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — It’s hard to hide the products made by Radians in Thomasville. Whether it’s a vest, a shirt or jacket – they are high-impact colors, with reflective stripes and patterns. You can’t miss them. Getting the job done is more than just being bright and reflective, sometimes it’s adding custom features like loops or pockets, or a custom specialty like a logo. Phillip Young and a partner started as Carolina Safety Sport — and built the business — […]

  • Triad company makes quality license plate scanners for law enforcement

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — You might not notice it when it’s mounted outside a parking garage or on top of a police car. But this tiny camera is a game changer for police officers because it can constantly scan license plate numbers on every car that that drives by. The ELSAG license plate hunter is made in Greensboro by Selex ES. Every unit is set up and tested before it goes out the door because the camera has to react to different […]

  • Family makes high-quality whiskey in Lewisville

    LEWISVILLE, N.C. — There is a shot of history in every bottle — local history that is. “This is something I dreamed about doing ever since I was a little boy,” said Zeb Williams. “A lot of kids grow up wanting to be a pro-athlete. I grew up wanting to own a whiskey company.” The family had always talked about bringing back their family brand. Williams’ fifth great-grandfather started bottling whiskey in 1768 — on a farm in what’s now […]

  • High Point company makes high-quality, affordable metal products

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Mass producing anything out of metal used to take a long time to plan and carry out. Dies were expensive and complicated, and it was tough to compete. In the early 2000s, a lot of things took a quick trip over to China, so Metal Works of High Point had to retool and refocus. Now, the company is a leader. Instead of creating an expensive set of dies for a project, they can design it on […]

  • Popular Greensboro company makes comfortable shirts

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s a name most people around the area have heard several times — Simply Southern. The Greensboro company started as a kiosk in 2005 and has steadily grown since. In fact, they just moved into a new facility. They started with a few shirts and other retailers quickly saw the attraction, so they started ordered their own to sell. Now, you can find the brand in 3,500 retailers across 40 states. Learn more about Simply Southern here.

  • High Point business makes delicious, healthy salad dressing

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The name says a lot — Little Black Dressing Company. Most people assume they’re a dress company, but they actually make salad dressing. The dressing is all-natural, gluten-free and has no preservatives. The company started in 2010 with a family recipe and expanded by doing varieties that were different. They didn’t want to be like all the other flavors on the self. Learn more about the company here.

  • Custom upholstery made in North Carolina

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Barnes Custom Upholstery has a long history in High Point — where they are one of the few full custom houses still operating. While most manufacturers are trying to make the same thing over and over, Barnes does one or two. They do contract work for smaller brands — but mostly create the styles that designers provide for clients who want something unique. Learn more about Barnes Custom Upholstery on Facebook.

  • Earth-friendly pest control made in North Carolina

    Every homeowner has to deal with pest problems. Sometimes they’re just annoying, like spiders in the window. But there are other, more dangerous pests, that can lead to pretty expensive damage. Brad Jones found out how a North Carolina company is now turning out a cleaner, greener solution.

  • High Point furniture company produces quality, affordable products

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — DARRAN furniture creates the desks, chairs, tables, and cabinets that can turn your workspace into a showplace. Dull green filing cabinets are gone — they’re turning into light finishes, multipurpose pieces, and real wood. “We try to make a collection so that when somebody goes into an office, it’s not only functional, it also catches the eye,” said President Jennifer Cashion. DARRAN found a way to adapt to companies that no longer have people sitting in the […]

  • Winston-Salem distillery creates gin, rum with a twist

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Creating the perfect liquor takes more than just the right ingredients — it takes patience. “I think we’re probably putting out some of the highest quality spirits because we are taking our time and not worried about making money to pay some of the bills right now,” said Sutler’s Spirit Company owner Scott Sanborn. “We just want to do it right and build a reputation.” Sanborn started the business about three years ago, creating both rum and […]

  • Landscape lighting company thrives in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — One of the most popular upgrades for people to add to their homes is landscape lighting, and one brand that’s getting a lot of attention is Greensboro-based ClaroLux Landscape Lighting. “My dad one time said, ‘son, I don’t really understand what you do,'” said Brian Groat of ClaroLux. “We installed lights on his house and he called me a few days later and said, ‘oh I get it, it’s so much nicer to come home to a house […]