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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.

A University of Cincinnati graduate, 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.

Join Kerry weekdays starting at 4:30 am.

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    BLOG: Kerry Charles at National D-Day Memorial

    Kerry Charles is at The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. The National D-Day Memorial is tribute to those who bravery and valor fought and died during the invasion during World War II in Normandy in Axis occupied France on June 6, 1944. It honors the Allied forces that participated in the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 during World War II. Live updates below:

  • Cooper the dog ‘dances’ with Kerry Charles, shows off energetic personality on Pet of the Week

    Cooper the golden retriever bounded onto the FOX8 set Tuesday and into our hearts as one of the most liveliest guests we’ve had on Pet of the Week. The 8-year-old golden retriever is looking for a loving home. Cooper, who is full of energy, loves people and would be a great running partner. Cooper will be a great family dog, but needs a fenced-in yard to run around in. For more information on how to adopt Cooper, call the Triad […]

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    Share the Harvest: Making ranch dressing

    The FOX8 News Team has planted the vegetables in the garden and it’s all growing like crazy. Now, what all can we do with our bounty? The folks at Food Corps show our Morning News Teams how to “Share the Harvest” with kids, by teaching them to make things like ranch dressing. Here is the recipe: Healthy Homemade Ranch Dressing 1/3 cup of plain yogurt 1/3 cup of low fat sour cream 3 tablespoons of mayo 1 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of […]

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    Maya Angelou dead at 86

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou has died. She was 86. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines confirmed Angelou was found by her caretaker on Wednesday morning. The family confirmed the news in a statement on Wednesday: “Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She lived a life as a teacher, […]

  • Trends in men’s fashion for Spring and Summer

    Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Fellas, it’s time to update your wardrobe. FOX8’s Kerry Charles met with Craig Stokes at Belk in High Point to find out the newest and best trends for men’s fashion this season.

  • Dr. Ben Carson visits Triad, talks to Kerry Charles

    Dr. Ben Carson is a famed neurosurgeon who may be best known for successfully separating twins who were conjoined at the brain back in 1987. Carson says he was destined to work in the medical field. In fact, as a kid he enjoyed going to the doctor’s office and visiting emergency rooms. “To me, everytime I saw something about medicine on television … it just grabbed me immediately my attention was there I wanted to know more and more about […]

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    Black History Month: The Carolina Peacemaker

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Stories that are sometimes forgotten find a home in “The Carolina Peacemaker.” For nearly 50 years, the publication has been a community advocate. As part of our month-long coverage of Black History Month, FOX8’s Kerry Charles spoke with the editor who is keeping this black history alive.

  • Author, actor Hill Harper talks new book, Incarcerated Youth

    You may know Hill Harper from many hit television shows.  But, did you also know he’s an author? He spoke with FOX8’s Kerry Charles about his new book, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother.

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    Holiday travel tips

    If you plan to get away for the holidays, you may want to figure out how you’ll get to your destination. If you’re planning to fly–the time is now to buy those tickets. You can find great flights out of PTI, but you may want to compare prices and consider leaving from Raleigh or Charlotte. You can save on parking by having someone drop you and your family at the airport. If you schedule is flexible, you can make multiple […]

  • Throwback Thursday: 11-year-old Kerry Charles on the Kids News Network

    Kerry Charles is living the dream – literally. An 11-year-old Kerry got his television start on the Kids News Network at WBNS in Columbus, Ohio. Kerry’s a natural, huh? :)

  • Having the ‘money talk’ with older adults

      As Americans ages, more people worry about their parents’ finances. For many adult children, it’s a difficult decision–when should you have the talk with your parents about their money? The key is to talk now, before something happens down the road.

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    North Carolinians Credit ’63 March for Advances in Workplace

    Heralding the long fight toward racial equality that many say hasn’t ended, marchers on the National Mall on Wednesday — including President Barack Obama — commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. “His words belong to the ages, possessing a power and prophecy unmatched in our time,” Obama told a crowd that gathered under gray skies and intermittent drizzle to attend the hours-long ceremony. King, Obama said, “gave mighty voice to […]


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