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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: 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.

  • 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.


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