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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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    Kerry Washington talks to FOX8 about campaign to end domestic violence

    Domestic abuse is something a lot of people don’t want to talk about. But because of some high profile cases, like the one involving Ray Rice, the subject is being discussed more and more. On the FOX8 Morning News Monday, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress Kerry Washington joined us to talk about a new campaign to help end domestic violence. For more information about the Purple Purse campaign, visit

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    What you need to know about crowdfunding

    Lemonade stands, car washes and selling fish dinners are ways some groups raise money. Now, thanks to social media, fundraising has been given an upgrade through crowdfunding sites like But, as FOX8’s Kerry Charles shows us, there are some things you and your family need to know before you click “donate.” Pierced Ministries and Rehab Services in High Point is a ministry focused on helping men change their lives, which involves Josephus Thompson taking Greensboro-area teens and young adults to costly […]

  • Greensboro Grub hosts dinner experience to bring community together

    A husband and wife team in Greensboro is on a mission: Let more people experience the joys of being around people who aren’t necessarily like them. So they host, not a dinner, but an experience. Greensboro Grub is a gathering of several people, sometimes 50-60 in attendance. You may be sitting with someone who lives the life of luxury .. or someone who is homeless. There is a time for food and a time for talk and hopes of blending the […]

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    Celebrate dads this Father’s Day weekend

    Father’s Day is Sunday and there are plenty of events this weekend to celebrate the father figure in your life. On the FOX8 Morning News Friday, Tavores Vanhook and Lacy Flintall with “The Men’s Empowering Resource Center” stopped by to talk about upcoming events that will encourage the strengthening of relationships. On Friday, June 13, “Dance with my Dad” will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the North Park Sertoma Building, 849 Sharpe Road, Burlington. Research is showing that movement between […]

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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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