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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
  • 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.

  • Class Act: Boy Scouts teaches seventh-grader to give back

    If you’re trying to track down Kirby Dunn, chances are he’s busy doing some kind of sport — soccer, flag football or volleyball. The seventh-grader left a traditional school for the Piedmont School in High Point where he stays plenty busy. The future chef or veterinarian particularly loves science and math. And Boy Scouts has taught him to give back.

  • The Greensboro Science Center has successfully hatched its first pair of African penguins with babies being born Aug. 27 and Aug. 30. (LYNN HEY/News & Record)

    Two baby penguins to make debut at Greensboro Science Center

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The two newest residents of Penguin Point made their debut Tuesday at the Greensboro Science Center’s Carolina SciQuarium, according to the Greensboro News & Record. African penguins Deacon and Nelson, who became the facility’s first successful hatchlings Aug. 27 and 30, are ready to take a dive in the big pool with the rest of the flock. Though they’ll be roughly the same size as the adults, you’ll be able to tell them by their duller coats. They […]

  • Class Act: Teen makes name for herself, inspires others

    This teen is making a name for herself while inspiring others along the way. The 17-year-old moved here from Egypt less than two years ago, barely speaking English. She attended Newcomers High School, which helps those new to the country — but a guidance counselor encouraged her to apply for Greensboro College Middle College. FOX8’s Kerry Charles introduces us to this week’s Class Act, Faiza Ohag.

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    Class Act: Triad student strikes out stereotypes, uplifts others

    A Triad high schooler, who also takes college courses, keeps a busy schedule. She’s on several advisory councils, but is extremely passionate about her efforts to promote inclusion and diversity within the community she lives. She is self-assured and that has helped her to break down stereotypes. FOX8’s Kerry Charles introduces us to this week’s Class Act, Bridgette Agbozo.

  • Class Act: Engineering student visits White House with rescue prototype

    A local college student traveled to the White House to show industry leaders how STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — can change lives. Brianna Benedict, a North Carolina A&T State University grad student, showed off her “urban rescue prototype,” a rescue tool. She represented a two-university team made up of engineering students. The experience allowed her to interact with industry leaders and better shape her aspirations.  

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    Class Act: Well-rounded student bound for success

    College chemistry can be tough. But like all her other classes, Sage Schweikert is acing it. It’s something this “Early College of Forsyth” senior learned as a freshman. Schweikert will graduate in the Spring — with her high school diploma and two Associate degrees. This talented teen also has a passion for performing. While balancing her studies and pursuing her passion in performing, Schweikert makes it all look easy.

  • Class Act: A passion for show animals and people

    A Piedmont teen has a jam-packed schedule. His days start early and end late — sometimes very late. Adults around him say everything he does positions him for greatness. And as FOX8’s Kerry Charles tells us, they’re glad that his schoolmates take notice.

  • Class Act: Second grader with creative mind finds expressive outlet

    Avery Walters is only seven years old. But she’s already making a name for herself. This week’s Class Act is a second grader who has already produced TV show. Click here to watch ‘Pip and Squeak’.

  • Class Act: A Star in the Classroom

    Often times, extracurricular activities help students stay on the straight and narrow. One middle schooler is proof of how that can be true. She has straight A’s. And as FOX8’s Kerry Charles tells us, if she’s not in class she’s putting on an act.

  • 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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