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.

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