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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
  • 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 […]

  • Pilot Mountain business makes quality ties

    PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. — A business in Pilot Mountain understands that for a man to look his best, the details really matter. “I think we try to be the best,” said Brown and Church employee Larry Marshall. “We are not going to be the least expensive in most cases, so we feel like we need to be the best and provide really good service and products.” The company moved from Manhattan in 1980 and since then, they’ve relied on the […]

  • NC business creates shirts that are designed to move

    ADVANCE, N.C. — When people look for activewear, they typically look for something that will stretch and move. Now, they’re looking for an additional feature and they’re finding it from a line of shirts that are made in North Carolina. Diamond Apparel started off selling lots of classic cotton knit golf shirts and mock turtlenecks, but now, lots of customers are demanding performance synthetic fabrics. “Golfers love this stuff and we sell quite a bit to people that don’t play […]

  • Greensboro company combines peanuts and craft beer

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Several years ago, Melissa Wallace said it was hard to find the perfect peanut to go with a beer. So, she took matters into her own hands and decided to create what she believed to be the best beer-tasting peanut. “It is pure North Carolina because you’re using fresh North Carolina peanuts, a North Carolina lager and sea salt from the coast,” Hops and Nuts owner Wallace said. As they grew, they began to use several different […]

  • Gibsonville woman creates beautiful fabric art

    GIBSONVILLE, N.C. — Anne DeLapp calls herself a “fabric illustrator.” DeLapp, owner of Originals by Anne, sees a picture in her head, puts it onto paper, colors it and turns it into fabric. Although she offers customers plenty of options, she becoming known for her musical themed art. “You have fabric sandwiches, and you make them individually,” DeLapp said. “You put them together and they create a vision, a melody or a scene. Everything I’ve ever made has a story.” For […]

  • High Point company creates beautiful, personalized furniture

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Next week, designers and buyers will fill High Point streets for the Fall Furniture Market. Most of the market is centered around furniture that is created for your home, but there is also a big business in creating the chairs, sofas, and tables you use in other places. That’s where Absolute Style comes in. Absolute Style is a furniture company growing by creating exactly what clients are looking for — and you could say custom is […]

  • High Point man creates Youtube videos to teach woodworking techniques

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — You’ll often find one High Point man in his garage, churning out beautiful wood projects. Brian Grella is the man behind internet sensation Garage Woodworks, a Youtube Channel that has tallied more than 84,000 subscribers over the last several years. When he started videoing his work, not many people made woodworking videos online, but he’s changing that. “I enjoy the teaching and I enjoy the feedback that I get from my audience,” he said. His larger […]

  • Jamestown company makes malt mustard

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — When you sit it down at the dinner table, there is normally things you can put on food to make it better, but many people are discovering that one of those North Carolina-based extras add a whole lot of flavor. Olivia and Al Wolf arrived in America seven years ago and immediately got to work trying to help people taste a little of their German heritage. So Al, the lead brewer at Red Oak Brewery in Whitsett, […]

  • Salisbury family breeds water buffalo to create cheese

    SALISBURY, N.C. — North Carolina has a rich history in agriculture, and whether it’s growing food, raising animals or learning how to market and sell them, many thousands of families make a living trying to feed us. But one farmer in Rowan County is using animals that you rarely see to breed something you’ll have to try – and it’s made in North Carolina. While every other farm in the state is milking cows, the folks at Fading D Farm […]

  • Small Piedmont business getting big results with quality craftsmanship

    EDEN, N.C. — For quite a few years, Americans watched manufacturing jobs go overseas. It’s tough to compete with lower costs when it comes to mass-produced items. But some companies are now finding there is still a demand for American-made quality when it comes to custom work. Freeman’s Woodcrafters in Eden getting big results with craftsmanship that’s made in North Carolina.