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Kerry Charles is a morning news anchor who also covers special assignments for FOX8 News. He joined the station after working for stations in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, and Shreveport, LA.

The Piedmont Triad feels like home to Kerry. It should! 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 local communities.

Kerry is very active in the local community. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, president of the Triad Association of Black Journalists, and volunteers at Aycock Middle School.

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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    Star student at Northeast Guilford Middle School has bright future

    A triad middle schooler is on top of her game — in the classroom and on the court. Northeast Guilford Middle School in McLeansville prides itself on students like seventh grader Jewel Bradshaw. The 12-year-old is an honor student and plans to get more involved at the school this year by trying out for the basketball team. In the future, Bradshaw said she plans to study music, law, or both.  

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    Triad teen vows to protect, serve

    A Triad teen is taking on the charge to protect and serve. Malcolm Saunders, 14, dreams of becoming an officer in High Point one day. The 14-year-old sophomore at the Early/Middle College at North Carolina A&T is already a police officer in training. For the past year, he’s been a member of the High Point Police Explorers, a group for teens interested in law enforcement.

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    Jamestown Middle eighth grader leads by example

    Wesley Misenheimer is an honor student at Jamestown Middle School. This eighth grader understands the importance being a leader but also knows when to follow. He takes pride in everything he does, whether it’s football or school work. Misenheimer’s passion is history and he does Civil War re-enactments with his father. In the future, he wants to study engineering at Clemson University and become a Green Beret.

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    This pint-sized actor is shooting for the stars

    This week’s Class Act is a pint-sized actor who already has his sights set on the Ivy League. Along Elm Street in downtown Greensboro, work is underway to bring a childhood favorite to life. Richmond Parris and the Community Theatre of Greensboro cast are getting ready for “The Lion King, Junior.” The 9-year-old is taking  his role very seriously. The fourth grader attends Jones Elementary Spanish Emersion and started performing with CTG three years ago. When he’s not on stage, Richmond […]

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    One Triad teen is teaching and building independence

    A Triad teen says he refuses to let being visually impaired stand in his way. In fact, he’s using lessons he’s learned to affect the lives of young children who have similar challenges. Tracy’s Little Red Schoolhouse in Winston-Salem has an afterschool and summer program for children who are blind or visually impaired. Shareff Stewart knows that very well.  The RJ Reynolds High School junior has been visually impaired since birth and first came to the center in 2007 The […]

  • Teen builds life-changing horse arena

    One teen spend hundreds of hours planning, fundraising and building a horse arena — to give Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center in Colfax a new home.

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    High Point honor student has a love for reading

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — School just got out, but one Triad middle schooler is ready to get back in class. Caroline King is a standout student at Allen Jay Prep Academy in High Point. The 11-year-old has a passion for books and says she’d rather read than watch a movie.

  • A young leader with a bright future

    “May I take your order?” and “come back and see us.” Those are familiar phrases a high school senior says on a regular basis at her part-time job. Her position has helped her develop as a leader, grow as a person, give back and, through her company, earn some extra money for college. Kerry Charles introduces us to Dana Carty — a real class act.

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    Triad teen graduates with perfect attendance

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Being a successful student starts with showing up for class and one Triad teen is certainly making the grade. FOX8’s Kerry Charles spoke with a Ragsdale High School senior who is about to graduate with a perfect attendance record. Tristen Shuttle hasn’t missed a day of school from kindergarten until now.

  • High school senior has a love of composing

    Meet this Page High School composer, who spent five months working on his last piece — performed recently on the UNCG campus by the Greensboro Youth Symphony Orchestra. “I hope it sounds as cool as it did in my head,” Scott Shea said.

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    Student covers school’s special moments

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Getting ready for graduation is a busy time for one high school senior. Abram Booth is vice-president of the Student Leadership Council, he’s in the National Honor Society and he volunteers at area hospitals. When he’s not doing that, you’re likely to find him covering special events at his school. Booth plans to attend East Carolina University in the fall. Then he plans to go on to medical school to become an orthopedic spine surgeon.

  • Guilford students attend service learning conference

    Some local students were able to show how they are making a difference in their communities and how easy it is for others to do the same. They went to Washington to present to 1,500 people at a national service learning conference.


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