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Kevin Connolly began his broadcasting career as an intern at FOX8 in 1986. In his time here, he’s been an Associate Producer for the news department, a Reporter/Producer on “Wake Forest Sports Sunday”, a Sports Reporter and his current position of Sports Anchor and Reporter on the FOX8 5:00 News, the FOX8 6:00 News and the FOX8 10:00 News.

Kevin helped start the popular FOX8 Prep Profile segment which highlights local high school athletes not only for their accomplishments on the field, but in the classroom as well. Kevin has also hosted the “North Carolina High School Xtra”, a 30-minute show devoted to high school sports of this state, which aired on FOX SportsSouth.

Kevin is married and has two sons. He enjoys coaching Little League baseball, spending time with his family, golfing, reading John Grisham novels and sports. Kevin wants to bring fun and enthusiasm to every sportscast because sports ARE games.

Recent Articles
  • NASCAR Cup race formats to undergo significant changes for 2017

    NASCAR was created in 1949 and since that time the format for races has basically been the same. The races are an announced distance and go continuous from the green flag to the checked flag with no breaks in the action unless there is a weather delay. Well, that’s changing! NASCAR announced significant format chances for the first time in its history and those changes will take effect for the 2017 season. Races will now be broken down into segments […]

  • Caroline Lind inducted into Triad Rowers Hall of Fame

    The sports of rowing is growing in the Piedmont with the help of the High Point Rowing Club and the Greensboro Crew. Saturday night was a special evening as we had the induction ceremony for the new Triad Rowers Hall of Fame. Caroline Lind, who is a two time Olympic gold medal winner, was the first rower honored. Before the Olympics, she was an NCAA champion at Princeton. Rowing took her all over the world, but being honored at home […]

  • List of Piedmont Triad varsity high school football games rescheduled

    Several varsity high school football games in the Piedmont Triad have been moved to Thursday because of weather concerns. The following games have been rescheduled: Bishop McGuinness at Atkins, 7 p.m. Thursday. Trinity at Eastern Randolph, 7 p.m. Thursday Reidsville at Graham, 7 p.m. Thursday. Reagan at North Davidson, 7 p.m. Thursday West Stokes at North Surry, 7:30 p.m. Thursday Smith at Dudley, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Eastern Alamance at Western Alamance, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Grimsley at Southern Alamance, 7:45 p.m. […]

  • Chris Paul holds basketball camp in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — His basketball career has taken him all over the world, but there is no doubt that his roots run deep right here in the Piedmont Triad. It’s one of the reasons Chris Paul holds his elite guard basketball camp in Winston-Salem. Well, that camp was this weekend and FOX8 got a peek inside to see what happened.

  • Woman with MS wins major cycling event in the Piedmont

    USA Cycling held a major competition in the Piedmont recently and FOX8 found an extraordinary woman. Jill Walsh, who has MS, won the national title in her division. She never let her diagnosis stop her from dreaming big and she’s become a world champion after she was diagnosed. Kevin Connolly tells you her story in the video above.

  • This 90-year-old Greensboro woman’s workout is more intense than yours

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — If I told you a person worked out four hours a day at least four days a week, I bet you’d consider that person an intense workout warrior or a fitness fanatic at the very least. Now, what if I told you that person was 90 years old? Would your perception change? Meet Willie Williams, from Greensboro, who is inspiring others by her actions. The Hayes-Taylor YMCA is like a second home to Williams. She’s here four […]

  • Run to be held in honor of Wesleyan Christian staff member who died during mission trip in Jamaica

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — On Saturday, April 30, there is a family run/walk and 5K in honor of Lee Rickman. Rickman died during a mission trip to Jamaica last year. His family and friends are hoping to continue his mission of helping people and this run is just the start.  

  • ‘Grads to Golf’ teaching businesswomen the game

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — There is an old saying that goes, more business happens on the golf course than just about any place else. Business or corporate golf is dominated by men but at Wake Forest with the help of the Executive Women’s Golf Association they are trying to change that. Kevin Connolly has more on “Grads to Golf” a program that is exclusively for women.

  • Track Alamance County woman as she runs in Boston Marathon

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Zoila Lambert didn’t start running until after her third child was born. But once she started running, she never stopped. At her first marathon in Cary, she finished in three hours and 35 minutes, qualifying her to run in the Boston Marathon. Her friends had to explain to her what a big deal that was. “You are part of history when you run it,” Lambert said. On Monday, you can track Lambert as she runs in […]

  • NFL scouts at Wake Forest Pro Day

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The NFL Draft is a few weeks away. All of the NFL teams are sending coaches and scouts all over the country to check out potential draft picks or possible free agents. On Monday, scouts from 20 teams were at Wake Forest for Pro Timing Day.

  • Davidson County Community College men’s basketball headed to national tournament

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — It’s a very important next couple of days of practice for the Davidson County Community College men’s basketball team. The Storm are headed to the NJCAA DIII Men’s National Basketball Championship. They square off against Mohawk Valley Community College next Thursday in the first round. To see the schedule, click here.

  • Piedmont middle schooler with autism lives out basketball dream, drills 3-pointer in game

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Sports are defined by moments. People don’t always remember entire games, but they do remember specific moments. For a young basketball player right here in the Piedmont who has autism, his moment came this week in a middle school basketball game. Meet Noah Worrell — he’s an eighth grader at Southeast Middle School in Kernersville. For the past two years he has been the manager for the basketball team, but for the final game of the season, […]