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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
  • One Tank Trip: The Draper Mercantile

    About 45 minutes north of Mt. Airy sits a true historic gem, the Draper Mercantile. To get there you could take the interstate, but instead why not take the road less traveled — Route 100 through Carroll, Wythe and Pulaski counties in Virginia. The Merc, as it’s called has been around for more than 125 years and has always been a gathering place. But a few years ago when the Gardner family renovated it, they wanted it to be more […]

  • More than 500 cars for sale at GAA Classic Car auction in Greensboro

    The GAA Classic Car auction is a car lover’s paradise. The auction is this Friday and Saturday in Greensboro from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 301 Norwalk St. There are more than 500 cars up for sale, from classics to muscle cars. While there will be some high-dollar rides for sale, you’ll find some less expensive buys, too.      Bidders need to register in advance but the public is welcome to stop by, watch the auction and check […]

  • Made in NC: Comfortable Couch Company

    CORNELIUS, N.C. — Brad Jones tells us about one company now getting national attention on a new FOX prime time show, because they know how to combine style and comfort — creating a line of couches that are made in North Carolina.

  • Made in NC: Glen Raven Technical Fabrics

    YANCEY COUNTY, N.C. — Our state has a rich history in textiles. Starting more than a century ago, turning out rolls of cotton fabrics to the high-tech material we enjoy today. But there’s a company in the mountains helping create something that’s truly timeless. Brad Jones tells us more about the colors you see every day that are made in North Carolina.

  • Made in NC: Capel Rugs

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — When you turn a house into a home, giving it a personal touch often starts from the ground up. That means picking the right rug that will not only look great, but last for a long, long time. Brad Jones found a company that’s been working for almost a century to turn out ones that they are willing to put their family name on and they’re made in North Carolina.

  • Made in NC: Repreve finds new fans

    Graduates walking across the stage usually have one thing on their mind — getting their hands on their diplomas. But lots of grads this year have something else to think about, because all those matching gowns are doing something good for the environment. Brad Jones tells us that’s because of the skyrocketing demand for a green fiber that’s made in North Carolina.

  • Credit:  International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).

    American killed in Afghan attack was from Winston-Salem

    KABUL, Afghanistan — The American killed in this week’s Taliban attack in Kabul was development expert Paula Kantor from Winston-Salem. The 46-year-old — whose parents live in Winston-Salem — attended the University of North Carolina from 1994 to 2000.  She received her doctoral degree that focused on international economic development and gender in 2000. Kantor was a prominent expert in international development and gender issues and the former director of an organization working to improve life in Afghanistan. Kantor was […]

  • Made in NC: Sanford Milling

    HENDERSON, N.C. — One of the great staples of Southern cooking is the biscuit. Not the ones that come out of a can, but the ones that come from your grandma’s favorite recipe. They’re light and fluffy, and go with just about any meal. But how do you make them perfect every time? Brad Jones found you’ve got to start with flour that’s made in North Carolina.

  • Made in NC: The Minky Boutique

    CONCORD, N.C. — There’s nothing cuter than a baby or toddler, unless he or she is smiling! And that often comes from being warm and comfortable. A woman in the southern Piedmont found a way to spread that feeling to kids and even adults through a fabric that she says feels better than anything else on the market. Brad Jones tells us how that turned into some pretty special blankets that are made in North Carolina.

  • Appalachian State student wins Fox News 2015 College Challenge

    Tyler Hardin, a freshman at Appalachian State University, recently won Fox News 2015 College Challenge. His story focused on the issue of body cameras. Hardin sat down with FOX8’s Brad Jones to discuss the issue as well as his successes in student journalism.

  • Made in NC: Pine Hall Brick

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — When you build something, it should last for a long time. Whether it’s a home, a street or something like a patio, it starts with the materials you choose. Brad Jones found one company that has just what you’re looking for and it’s made in North Carolina.

  • Made in NC: Broadleaf Cabins

    If you grew up in North Carolina, you probably passed by hundreds of them over the years without a second thought. But they’re now disappearing — and a lot of people think old tobacco barns that dot the landscape in many Piedmont counties are worth saving. Brad Jones found one company turning them into something new — that’s “re-made” in North Carolina.

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