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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.

Recent Articles
  • Class Act: Student’s strength on display at all times

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — There are people in all of our lives that will tell us we “can’t…” But it’s our job to prove them wrong. And that’s the philosophy of a future physical therapist that, as FOX8’s Kerry Charles tells, is using his talents to get to Washington.

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    Class Act: Local teen hopes his good deed will inspire others

    GRAHAM, N.C. — A local teen and his mother were stopped behind a school bus when he saw something many others have noticed before. Instead of looking away, Carter Garrison decided to make a difference. The Graham High School senior rallied volunteers who came together and changed the lives of a schoolmate, who uses a wheelchair, and her family. That’s why he is this week’s Class Act.

  • Class Act: Standout student stays very busy

    WALKERTOWN, N.C. — It can be tough to get good grades. Maintaining them can be even harder. But a Walkertown High School student proves it can be done. And as FOX8’S Kerry Charles shows us, she’s on top of her game in and out of the classroom.

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    Class Act: Winston-Salem State University student adjusting well despite his young age

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Fall semester is well underway at colleges and universities throughout the country. Some students are having a hard time getting adjusted. Others are doing just fine, including this week’s Class Act. You can call 17-year-old Zephin Rector the young man on campus at Winston-Salem State University.

  • ‘Breast Cancer Chronicles’

    “I have breast cancer. My diagnosis date: October 2, 2007. I am 31 years old with no history of breast cancer in my family.” These were the first words of Erica Holloman when she learned of her cancer diagnosis. As a smart, strong woman, she tackled the diagnosis head-on, determined to beat the disease and not let it beat her. Follow Erica as she goes through medical and surgical procedures. Be with her loved ones as they use love, prayer and […]

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    Class Act: World Champion excels inside the classroom

    Standout students deserve their time in the spotlight. A new weekly segment called “Class Act” will feature students who are doing something positive, both in the classroom and outside of school. In this week’s segment, you’ll meet a world champion from Winston-Salem who has a passion for horses.

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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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