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Jasmine Spencer is a Kernersville native and is happy to be in the Piedmont.

Before Fox8, Jasmine was a reporter and fill-in weekend morning anchor at WCTI 12 in the Greenville, North Carolina bureau. During her Hurricane Irene coverage in Washington N.C., Jasmine was featured on Direct TV and CNN.

Jasmine is a proud Elon University Alum where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism. Go Phoenix! Some of her fondest memories at Elon were studying abroad in South Africa and going to the 2011 College Television Awards in Hollywood. Along with her Phoenix 14 News team, she accepted the 1st place award for "Best Newscast" from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation.

Jasmine loves to travel, spend time with family and teach Zumba.

If you see something, say something. She'd love to hear from you! jspencer@wghp.com.

Recent Articles
  • Charges dismissed against Carver High School teacher

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Former Carver High School English teacher Samuel McClain has been cleared from two charges of simple assault for allegedly patting two male students on the buttocks. McClain’s lawyer Kevin Dowling said the trial was four hours with nine witnesses including former and current Carver students. Dowling said over the phone that the judge’s dismissal Tuesday was a prima facie case. Dowling said the state failure to present enough evidence to prove the allegations towards McClain were true. […]

  • Triad shoppers get ready for school

    With only one more week until students start school again, the back-to-school shopping spree begins. The National Retail Federation estimates Americans will spend $8.6 billion during the month of August on back to school supplies and clothing. It’s the first time in 12 years that North Carolina is without a sales tax free weekend. Some shoppers say that many department stores are offering savings in place of the tax-free loss.

  • Bowman Gray Speedway must follow NASCAR rule

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — NASCAR’s new rule of staying inside the race car during a caution pertains to all smaller speedways under their guidance; including NASCAR sanctioned Bowman Gray Racing. President of the Winston-Salem Speedway Inc. Gray Garrison said that the NASCAR rule enforcing caution safety is a rule that has been “preached” to their drivers for years but is now a written reminder. Under the new rule, during a caution light, drivers must turn off the car and lower the […]

  • UNCG campus under construction overhaul

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — More than 5,000 student are expected to move into UNCG’s on-campus housing within three days amidst several construction projects. UNCG Housing Director Tim Johnson said the move-in of 5,100 students is UNCG’s biggest move in ever. Johnson said there is a large demand of students to stay on campus. The freshmen dormitory, Reynolds Hall just completed a full $7.5 million renovation. The updates included replacement of all building systems including plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and a facelift with […]

  • Lexington City Schools making changes for better security

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Superintendent Rick Kriesky of Lexington City Schools said construction of Pickett Elementary School is being done to rearrange the front office for security reasons. Kriesky said the million dollar project is moving the visitor entrance to the front if the building along with all administrative offices to keep a close eye on those who enter the building. Last year parents and visitors used a buzzer system that had access to the hallway of the school. “To actually […]

  • Local NASCAR community reflects on tragedy involving Tony Stewart

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — Saturday night’s wreck involving Tony Stewart hits home for many drivers in the Triad. NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed another driver who was walking on a track during a dirt-track race in upstate New York. Kevin Ward Jr., 20, died from injuries suffered in the incident, which occurred Saturday night at the Empire Super Sprints series event at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park. It’s not unusual for some NASCAR drivers to race on smaller speedways – […]

  • Redevelopment plans for Spencer’s Inc. factory in Mount Airy

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Mount Airy’s new redevelopment commission has plans to restore and revitalize the old children’s manufacturing factory Spencer’s Inc. Redevelopment Commission Chairman Steve Yokeley said that the city paid more than $90,000 for the nearly 10 acre property along Willow Street at a city auction in May. Yokeley said that the commission plans to work on redevelopment plans for all of the city’s blighted commercial buildings but the iconic blue brick building is on top on their […]

  • Greensboro police encourage planning for afterschool care now

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police suggest planning for afterschool care soon even if your child will be staying home alone. For kids who may be staying home alone this school year, Officer E.B. Watkins recommends setting an emergency plan and rules for the household while parents are away. “Go over those rules like getting on the computer, have those parental controls set up on your TV or computer,” Watkins said. Watkins said depending on the circumstances parents could face criminal […]

  • GPD gives inside look at use of force police training

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The use of deadly force is a controversial topic for police officers nationwide. Greensboro police use their own cases and other agencies to train officers on how to react and what is considered reasonable. According to state law, in the use of force for an arrest “a law-enforcement officer is justified in using force upon another person when and to the extent that he reasonably believes it necessary.” Retired Sgt. Paul Pell is a firearms instructor for […]

  • Work to begin on Pilot Mountain bridge; left lanes of U.S. 52 close Monday

    SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — The left lanes of U.S. 52 will close for three weeks on Monday as NCDOT crews continue to rebuild the bridge at exit 134 in Pilot Mountain. NCDOT is working with contractor Smith-Rowe to accelerate the bridge construction project by six months. The new bridge should be open to traffic by the end of 2014. The construction timeline reduction comes from complaints from area businesses of a year-long disconnect from tourists along the highway. “With these […]

  • Triad food pantries in need of donations

    Local food pantries in the Triad are pleading for donations to provide for hungry families. Donna McClintock with Blessed Table Food Pantry in Greensboro said the pantry may consider shutting down if their shelves do not replenish. Last week, they served about 90 families and have seen 44 new clients that have never asked for assistance before. “I think the donations have gone down this month because people are on vacation and when you’re on vacation you kind of forget […]

  • A closer look at teacher pay raises in new budget

    The current debate regarding the teacher pay raise within the state budget raises concern among teachers and administrators. Forsyth County Association of Educators President Ann Petitjean said the seven percent pay raise in the state budget comes at a loss of longevity pay guaranteed to state employees. The $282 million increase amounts to about $3,300 a year. Republican Senator Harry Brown said the budget with the pay raise does a lot for the state. “It moves the state in education […]


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