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
  • ‘Crazies Wall’ added at Cameron Indoor Stadium

    DURHAM, N.C. — ACC basketball, especially at the “big 4” schools, is full of so much history. Duke is tapping into it’s own history and turning Cameron Indoor Stadium not only into the place where Duke plays, but a mini museum celebrating Duke’s glorious basketball success. The most recent addition is the “Crazies Wall.” The wall is an interactive display of all things Duke basketball inside the famed Cameron Indoor Stadium, one of the most famous arenas in basketball.

  • 4 HPU lacrosse players help with Hurricane Harvey relief

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — When Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area of Texas last summer, Dalton Sulver, a High Point University lacrosse player was already here in the Piedmont at school. He wanted to go home and help. While his house was spared, several of his friend’s got flooded. His father convinced him to wait until fall break before returning. When he did, he brought three of his teammates and for a week the players helped wherever and whoever needed […]

  • Kids learn yoga at Agape Cafe program in Jamestown

    Community outreach is a bedrock principle at Jamestown United Methodist Church. The program that caught our attention is the Agape Cafe. It’s an after-school program that incorporates yoga and as Kevin Connolly reports, the results have been extremely positive.

  • ‘One-Legged Warrior’ Zach Gowen hopes to inspire others

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Zach Gowen lost his leg to cancer at 8 years old, but it didn’t stop him from becoming a professional wrestler. He recently was in the Piedmont and shared his inspirational story with FOX8. “I don’t have a crazy mask or a crazy name. I wear pretty basic gear and what you see is what you get, because what I portray in the ring is my real-life story, right, which is a one-legged wrestler, someone who is […]

  • 90-year-old Winston-Salem woman going strong with bowling, dancing and more

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — “Lead by example” has been one of the guiding principles for Sarah Brooks, of Winston-Salem. Brooks recently celebrated her 90th birthday. One of her birthday celebrations was at her favorite bowling alley. But bowling is only a small part of this pretty fascinating lady. While she doesn’t tap dance with the “Snappy Tappers” anymore, she still finds time to visit her friends for a quick routine. Brooks also recently started painting, so at 90 years old, she […]

  • Accomplished local figure skater in Greensboro FOX8/Old Dominion Triad Holiday Concert

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jessica Tran is the featured skater in the ice skating portion of the FOX8/Old Dominion Holiday Concert at the Greensboro Coliseum. Tran, who is now a senior in high school, started skating at the age of 4 and is the most accomplished skater from the Summit Figure Skating Club in Greensboro. Tran almost had to give up skating after he father died, but the club rallied around her to keep her on the ice. Tran, who would […]

  • MLB player, former North Davidson star visits Brenner Children’s Hospital

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Austin Beck is just starting his professional baseball career after getting drafted by the Oakland A’s in the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft and he already knows the type of big leaguer he wants to be. One that gives back to the community. Beck spent some time visiting the kids at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem recently. Beck, who just turned 19 years old, also caught up with a boy he got to know while […]

  • 2 local teams in high school football state championship games

    It is championship weekend in high school football. The Piedmont has two teams still in the mix for the big trophy. Mount Airy and Reidsville have both been in this position before and both teams face some stiff competition, but that is exactly what you’d expect this time of year. Mount Airy faces Tarboro in the 1AA championship game at 4 p.m. at Carter–Finley Stadium in Raleigh. Reidsville takes on Wallace-Rose Hill in the 2A championship game at 7 p.m. […]

  • Greensboro Day basketball coach gets 1,000th win

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro Day basketball coach Freddy Johnson hit a major milestone over the weekend. Johnson picked up career win number 1,000. He is just the 20th high school coach nationally to reach 1,000 career wins. He lost his voice during the game, but that’s OK considering he doesn’t like the attention. In his 41 years as coach at Greensboro Day the team always comes first.

  • Longtime Williams High team doctor celebrates 100th birthday

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Dr. Charles Kernodle has been a fixture in the Burlington community since the 1940s when he started to practice medicine. He lived in a house across the street from the Williams High School football stadium and started doing physicals for the players before the season as a community service, a practice that continues today. Kernodle celebrated his 100th birthday on Thursday. He still rides the bus to away games and he’s still such an inspirational figure to […]

  • Local cyclist spreads awareness for JDRF

    FOX8 is proud to partner with JDRF in the hopes of one day finding a cure for diabetes. Piedmont man Ian Joyce is the lead volunteer for Ride for the Cure, which is a series of cycling events across the country. Forty thousand people are diagnosed annually with over 1.2 million people dealing with it here in the United States. Joyce is living prove that you can control your diabetes and still live an active life!

  • Hannah’s Haven Golf Tournament benefits women recovering from substance abuse

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The opioid epidemic is a real problem that can devastate lives and devastate families. Hannah’s Haven is trying to change that and several professional golfers from the Champion’s Tour including Mike Goodes where here in the Piedmont for a golf tournament to raise money for Hannah’s Haven. Hannah’s Haven is a treatment facility designed to help woman beat their addiction and get back on their feet. It has done some great work and the money raised through […]