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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.

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    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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    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 […]


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