Brad Jones loves a great story, because he always has a chance to meet some interesting people along the way. His story started in East Tennessee, where he eventually met the love of his life. They now have three children and one grandchild, who has Brad wrapped around her cute little finger.

His career started in Kingsport, Tennessee, then took a detour for graduate school at the University of Georgia where he earned his M.A. in Journalism. Brad then arrived in Roanoke, Virginia and eventually landed in the Triad in 1987. He now gets up before dawn each day to anchor the FOX 8 Morning News and the FOX 8 Noon News.

Over the years, Brad has received several Emmy awards for writing and reporting. He also spent more than 25 years as an adjunct faculty member at UNC – Greensboro. One of the great moments in his life was being honored for his work in supporting the Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park. Brad was also made an honorary member of the Marine Corps League Detachment 260 in Greensboro for his devotion to America’s military men, women and families.

He loves a beautiful sunrise, barbecue with lots of sauce, great looking cars, and most of all the girl he fell in love with more than 30 years ago. His 1958 DeSoto named Dorothy is close behind, but his wife understands – as long as Dorothy stays in the garage.

Recent Articles
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]