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
  • Joey Motsay attempting another Guinness record for ‘Punches for Lunches’

    Joey Motsay is an endurance athlete. Several of his unique feats are documented in the Guinness Book of World Records and have been chronicled here on FOX8. He once rode a stationary bike for nearly 176 straight hours. He also set the jump rope record for more than 33 straight hours. Five years ago, at the age of 50, he pushed a car for 50 miles in just 24 hours. Motsay is at it again. This time it’s boxing, where he […]

  • Olympic hopefuls in weightlifting flocking to the Piedmont to train with Travis Mash

    LEWISVILLE, N.C. — Olympic hopefuls in the sport of weightlifting are flocking to the Piedmont. December Garcia packed up her belongings and moved here from Corpus Christi, Texas, so she could train with Travis Mash, one of only a handful of certified trainers sanctioned by USA Weightlifting in the country. “He has a pretty good following on Instagram and that’s how I knew about him and all the girls who train here are ridiculously strong so I knew he could […]

  • Kevin Connolly and Danny Harnden release their ACC Tournament picks

    The ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament kicks off Tuesday. FOX8’s Kevin Connolly and Danny Harnden released their picks for each game on Monday evening. See who they think will claim the title in the video above.

  • ‘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.