Contact: kerry.charles@wghp.com

Kerry Charles anchors the FOX8 Morning News. He joined WGHP after working in newsrooms in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, and Shreveport, LA.

In addition to his anchoring duties, Kerry covers breaking news and special assignments. Some of his most memorable assignments include reporting from both national conventions during the 2016 presidential campaign and the inauguration that followed, covering Triad-specific stories from the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom, and special commemorations at the National D-Day Memorial (Bedford, VA) to mark 70 years since the allied invasion along the beaches of France to retake Europe from Nazi Germany. In June 2015, Kerry went to Charleston, SC, to cover the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church. Within three weeks of that incident, South Carolina lawmakers passed historic legislation that led to the removal of the Confederate Flag from the grounds of the state capitol. Kerry was there when the flag was lowered and taken to a relic museum.

Away from the newsroom, Kerry is very active in the local community. In March 2015, he was named Guilford County Schools’ Volunteer of the Month for the weekly services he provides to students at Aycock Middle School. Kerry is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. Under this leadership, the local chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists was nominated for 2014 Chapter of the Year. Kerry is also the inspiration behind a monthly effort that provides free lunch, grooming lessons and haircuts to local elementary and middle school students.

Kerry grew up in Columbus, Ohio, but has roots in North Carolina. His mother was born in Statesville. In fact, he has a number of family members who still live in the area, as well as in several Triad communities.

An Emmy award winner, Kerry was named a University of Cincinnati Communication Alumni Champion (2014). The distinction was only bestowed upon 50 alumni in the Department of Communication’s history. It helped mark the department’s 50th anniversary. Communication Alumni Champions have gone on to achieve success in their careers or professions, have made a big a difference in their local communities, or have provided significant support to UC or the department.

Join Kerry weekdays starting at 4:30am.


Recent Articles
  • Greensboro teen overcomes disability to find success in baseball, life

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sitting on the sidelines is hard for Brittany Apgar. She’s ready to bounce back from a leg injury. The 14-year-old is a freshman at Southeast Guilford High School “My self-esteem used to be really low and I used to try to hide that I have one hand, but then once I got involved in like my community and I’ve gotten more friends it’s really helped me to know that I’m different because of it and that’s not […]

  • Greensboro student has heart for the needy

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Khadara Jennings is a senior at the Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro. The 17-year-old led a group of 50 students at an event called SleepOut. They spent the night in cardboard boxes turned into temporary homes — and collected 1,100 pounds of food and other donations for people in need. The project is four years old and Jennings has been there from the very start. If you know a student who deserves a little recognition, email us at […]

  • Greensboro student has talent for performing arts, academics

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Put Torren Melton on stage and he will feel at home. It happens when he’s performing with the Community Theater of Greensboro or simply showing off his musical talents. The Page High School senior has been with CTG for more than five years. In addition to performing, he stays on top of his academics. The 17-year-old is a member of the National Technical Honor Society. It’s safe to say he could go far! If you know a […]

  • Greensboro elementary student strives to lead on and off the field

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  • High Point high school student has dreams of dancing at NC A&T State University

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Being a dancer for North Carolina A&T State University, performing with the band and sharing the Aggie spirit are all on the mind of Jada Aughtry-McInnis. She’s a senior and is on the dance team at Andrews High School in High Point. Away from work and school, the 17-year-old volunteers as a junior staff at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater High Point. She finds joy spending time with elementary-aged members. “You never know what […]

  • Greensboro student has dreams of becoming a police officer

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  • Greensboro elementary school student a leader in school, on the field

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Malachi Miller may be a bit shy, but he is a leader. The fifth-grader attends Guilford Elementary School in Greensboro. He is focused in the classroom and on the field. He plays wide receiver on his youth football team — and that’s why he knows practice makes perfect. Malachi’s principal says he is definitely a class act. If you know a student who deserves a little recognition, email us at ClassAct@wghp.com. Be sure to tell us where […]

  • High Point school student focuses on academics, baking business

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The school year is off to a challenging, yet successful start for Aniya Coleman. Coleman, a fifth-grade student at Allen Jay Preparatory in High Point, is striving to do what many students have done before her — earn the school’s coveted blazer. The blazers highlight academics, good behavior and being a good citizen. “I think it’s important to get the blazer because you feel like you’ve accomplished thins,” Coleman says. “The goal is to get a […]

  • 13-year-old High Point student tries to dance his way to the top

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Chandler Davidson appreciates the high-energy warm ups at Allen Jay Preparatory Academy in High Point. He is a dancer at the Point Studio of Dance and has been dancing for four years. Hip-hop and Jazz are two of his favorite genres to study. “I do this because I get to express myself through my movements through every part of my body and it just kind of makes me feel good,” he says of dance. He has […]

  • Well-known High Point rapper using success to help friend

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — We met High Point rapper DJ Luke Nasty in February, shortly after his single “Might Be” was certified gold. The Southern Guilford High grad continues to make a name for himself in the world of music. As Kerry Charles shares with us, he has another major honor, international acclaim, and is focused on helping a close friend make his mark in the world of music.

  • Triad teen asks other students to get involved in STEM

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — “No one is a failure who keeps trying.” Amelia Irvin knows that very well. The honor student at Ragsdale High School is focused on her academics and is encouraging young women to get involved in STEM. She volunteers with the girl’s robotics team and is taking flight. “It started with an argument — my mother said, ‘Amelia, you have to do something’ and I didn’t want to do a summer camp type of thing, so I said […]

  • Taking a look back at Class Acts of 2017

    Kerry Charles takes a look back at some of the Class Acts from 2017. If you know a student who deserves a little recognition, email us at ClassAct@wghp.com. Be sure to tell us where your student goes to school and why he or she should be recognized as a Class Act.