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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.

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Recent Articles
  • Class Act: Millis Road Elementary student is a shining star on and off stage

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — One 9-year-old student at Millis Road Elementary is already developing skills for a professional career. Johnathan Brown has his black belt in taekwondo and is involved in community theater. He recently joined the Community Theatre of Greensboro’s production of the classic play, “A Raisin in the Sun.” Brown said he’s inspired by Denzel Washington’s dramatic range and the comedic skills of the late Robin Williams. He wants to study theater in college but for now he plans to […]

  • Caswell County teen nationally recognized for service

    CASWELL COUNTY, N.C. — One Caswell County middle school student loves giving back and doing so has gotten her some national attention. Whether it’s in the classroom or in the community, Diana Berdine is there to lend a hand. “I usually go out to nursing homes and talk with them, play games with them and help them out a little bit,” Berdine said. The 7th grader lives in Leasburg and goes to N.L. Dillard Middle in Yanceyville. She’s involved with Ruritan, […]

  • Class Act: 7th grader has more than 5,000 community service hours

    YANCEYVILLE, N.C. — Whether it’s in the classroom or out in the community, you can count on 7th-grader Diana Berndine to be there. In fact, she’s logged more than 5,000 community service hours.

  • Class Act: Changing the world by volunteering

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Susan Aboeid is known around Grimsley High School for her dedication to community service work. She’s already banked about 200 hours this year. Aboeid’s blog details her activities whether she’s volunteering at international festivals or teaching Arabic to children. After a trip to Sudan last year to visit family, Aboeid decided to find a way to give portable water wells to people in the area. “They (the wells) store clean water for different villages that don’t have access […]

  • Class Act: Local teen inspired to serve

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — One student in Alamance County spends his down time volunteering through youth fire programs in Burlington and Faucette Township. Gary Burnette is a senior at Eastern Alamance High School, but when he’s not in school, he’s busy responding to emergency calls. He’s been in a training program for teens who want to become firefighters since he was 14 years old. Burnette said his best friend, Casey, always dreamed of becoming a firefighter before he died. When Casey […]

  • Class Act: Spirited student is bound for success

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A senior at Andrews High School is using her voice to change the perception some have of her school. Ebony Pender, 18,  won a partial scholarship for college after her speech to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. last Monday. She plans to study criminal justice at NC A&T State University in the fall.

  • Class Act: Wrestler uses sport for personal growth

    WALKERTOWN, N.C. — Wrestling isn’t just a sport for Justin Still, a student at Walkertown High School. When he started wrestling four years ago, everything changed. Still said the sport keeps him mentally and physically strong. Once you’ve wrestled, he explained, everything else seems a little bit easier.

  • Class Act: Student earns coveted blazer

    Amaya Shackley earned Allen Jay Prep’s highest honor: a blazer. That blazer doesn’t come without a lot of hard work and dedication. To earn the blazer, a student must be on the honor roll, not have any disciplinary infractions and get the unanimous vote of the staff.  

  • Taking a look back at Class Acts of 2014

    Kerry Charles takes a look back at some of the Class Acts from 2014.

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    Class Act: High schooler hooks less fortunate classmate up with rare Air Jordans

    MCLEANSVILLE, N.C. —  Yaovi Mawuli, a high schooler at Northeast Guilford High School, noticed that a fellow student had sneakers that were very worn down when other kids in the class teased him for wearing the shoes. Yaovi decided to help his classmate — and brought him a pair of “Concord” Air Jordan 11 lows. He just wanted to “help a brother out.”

  • Planning for a Healthy New Year: Importance of a Primary Care Provider

    Establishing a primary care provider (PCP) as early on in life as possible is extremely important, as they serve as an essential resource for developing and maintaining your healthcare goals. You should work with your PCP to have a baseline established and personal health history recorded throughout your life. If you ever come under the care of one or more specialists, PCPs can coordinate with them and review their recommendations to make sure nothing ‘slips through the cracks,’ such as […]

  • Class Act: Southwest Guilford High sophomore excels in business

    Isaiah Britton knows a thing or two about business. It’s why this Southwest Guilford High sophomore takes his marketing class very seriously. Learn more about Isaiah’s t-shirt business by going to his website.


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