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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.

A University of Cincinnati graduate, 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.

Join Kerry weekdays starting at 4:30 am.


Recent Articles
  • 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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    Holiday travel tips

    If you plan to get away for the holidays, you may want to figure out how you’ll get to your destination. If you’re planning to fly–the time is now to buy those tickets. You can find great flights out of PTI, but you may want to compare prices and consider leaving from Raleigh or Charlotte. You can save on parking by having someone drop you and your family at the airport. If you schedule is flexible, you can make multiple […]

  • Throwback Thursday: 11-year-old Kerry Charles on the Kids News Network

    Kerry Charles is living the dream – literally. An 11-year-old Kerry got his television start on the Kids News Network at WBNS in Columbus, Ohio. Kerry’s a natural, huh? :)

  • Having the ‘money talk’ with older adults

      As Americans ages, more people worry about their parents’ finances. For many adult children, it’s a difficult decision–when should you have the talk with your parents about their money? The key is to talk now, before something happens down the road.

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    North Carolinians Credit ’63 March for Advances in Workplace

    Heralding the long fight toward racial equality that many say hasn’t ended, marchers on the National Mall on Wednesday — including President Barack Obama — commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. “His words belong to the ages, possessing a power and prophecy unmatched in our time,” Obama told a crowd that gathered under gray skies and intermittent drizzle to attend the hours-long ceremony. King, Obama said, “gave mighty voice to […]

  • Obama, Past Presidents Honor ’63 March and MLK’s Dream

    August 28th, 2013, three living presidents took part in a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s I Have a Dream speech.  They also honored those who participated in the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. FOX8 was the only Triad station with a crew in DC to cover this historic milestone.  Kerry Charles some people about how far the nation has come, regarding diversity and economics, in the last fifty years.

  • Longtime Greensboro Residents Remember ’63 March on Washington

    John Marshall and Vickie Kilimanjaro are longtime Greensboro residents.  They attended the 1963 March on Washington and shared fond memories of the march with FOX8. Four years after the march, The Kilimanjaros founded The Carolina Peacemaker.  The name, they say, is a nod to Dr. King and all of those who stood for non-violence.

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    Clearing up Controversy with MLK Memorial

    Wednesday marks 50 years since thousands gathered in Washington, DC for the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech to the200,000 who packed the National Mall. Some of our neighbors from the Piedmont-Triad were in the crowd that day and have fond memories of the nation coming together.

  • Looking Ahead to the Day: 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

    FOX8, The Piedmont News Station, was the only local station in DC to cover the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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