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Contact: Kevin.Connolly@wghp.com

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.


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    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.

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    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 […]

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    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.  

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    ‘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.

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    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 […]

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    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.

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    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.

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    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, […]

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    Take a sneak peek at some special NASCAR memorabilia

    FOX8’s Kevin Connolly, live from Daytona Beach, takes us on a tour of NASCAR’s history.  

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    Elon football players paired with kids who have parents with cancer

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Elon’s football season will end on Saturday with a game against Delaware. It’s been an emotional road… The team has grown both on and off the field. One of the neat programs they participated in had players paired with kids from Alamance County who have a parent with cancer.

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    Page athletes work with JDRF to find cure for type 1 diabetes

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — This Saturday is the final “One Walk” to raise money for JDRF and the fight against juvenile diabetes. At the last walk in Greensboro, we meet up with some impressive young athletes from Page who are not only living with diabetes, but thriving.

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    Cancer patient forms meaningful bond with Guilford College women’s lacrosse team

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Halloween came a little early this year for the Guilford College women’s lacrosse team and 8-year-old Brooke Austin. “She chose to dress up like a mermaid and I don’t really know where she got the idea,” said Rebecca Austin, Brooke’s mother. “We were just looking through the store and she had to have it.” For Brooke, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor of the optic nerve and started chemo at the age of two, pumpkin carving was […]

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