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Michael Spears comes to the Triad from Yakima and is excited to take the next step in his career on the East Coast.

His interest in journalism began early in high school as a writer for the school newspaper and eventually as copy editor for his school’s yearbook. This interest later grew as he became responsible for presenting announcements on-camera, which inspired him to study journalism in college.

Michael is originally from Seattle and graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Sociology. During his time as a ‘Cane, Michael took full advantage of the opportunities at the campus TV station, UMTV, working both in-front and behind the camera.

As an undergraduate, he interned at NBC in Miami and also on the network level at CBS News in New York City. Michael’s experience in New York cemented his desire to one day become a network correspondent.

Prior to arriving in the Triad, Michael worked for two years as a one-man band reporter in Yakima, Washington.

In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, reading and exercising. He also loves travelling and visiting new places. Michael is excited to be living in North Carolina and would like to meet as many people in the community as possible!

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    UPDATE: All lanes of I-40 now open after tractor-trailer crash in Forsyth Co.

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — All lanes of Interstate 40 near the U.S. 311 interchange in Forsyth County have reopened Tuesday after being shut down for several hours due to a crash involving two FedEx tractor trailers and a van. The accident was reported around 4 a.m. when a van spun out and crashed on I-40 eastbound. The first FedEx truck driver pulled over to assist. A short time later, a second FedEx truck was also traveling in the left lane, swerved to miss the wreck […]


    Two suspects arrested following armed robbery, police chase in Forsyth Co.

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Two men are in custody following an armed robbery that led to a police chase and vehicle crash in Forsyth County Thursday morning. The chase stemmed from an armed robbery reported around 8:13 a.m. in High Point. A witness called police after seeing an armed robbery in progress at the Dollar Tree on Eastchester Drive in High Point. Police responded and a chase ensued. The chase ended when the suspect vehicle, a 2001 Dodge Dakota, lost control and crashed on I-40 near N.C. […]

  • How secure is your home?

    How secure is your home? We can’t always keep burglars out but police say there are ways you can make it more difficult for thieves to do their dirty work. FOX8 meets with crime prevention specialists for a walk through on how you can help secure your house or apartment.

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    Safety tips for riding a bicycle

    Wearing a helmet can make the difference between life or death for bicyclists. Here in North Carolina, children under 16 years old are required by law to wear a helmet. But do you know the do’s and don’ts of strapping in? FOX8 speaks with an experienced cyclist ahead of Saturday’s High point Cycling Classic about the proper way to wear a helmet and also the importance of proper signaling while out on the roads.

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    Alcohol permits suspended at Greensboro nightclub after shooting, overcrowding

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — State ABC Commission officials have suspended alcohol permits at a Greensboro nightclub following a shooting in August and reports of underage drinking, illegal drug use, fights and severe overcrowding. The suspension was served Tuesday against Visions Entertainment Complex, located at 4927 W. Market St. It is effective immediately and will remain in effect until an appeal hearing. According to the 74-page report, ABC Commission officials say there is a “history of disregard for public safety associated with the […]

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    Winston-Salem woman fatally stabbed, boyfriend to be charged with murder

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A woman has died after being stabbed multiple times during an argument with her boyfriend in front of her Winston-Salem home Monday night. Police responded to the home on Upton Street around 8:50 p.m. to find the body of 43-year-old Cheryl Annise Bethea in the front yard. Her boyfriend, 52-year-old Ferjus Bernard Moore, was also at the scene. Police determined Bethea and Moore were involved in an argument that led to her being stabbed multiple times. Moore suffered lacerations […]

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    ‘Operation School Watch’ provides extra patrol in school zones to keep kids safe

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — As hundreds of school buses hit the roads Monday, local law enforcement officers in Guilford County will work together in a first-of-its-kind extended operation to crackdown on drivers who illegally pass buses and other school zone violations that put children in danger. It’s called Operation School Watch. Every year, North Carolina school bus drivers record thousands of illegal and potentially deadly stop arm violations. New laws were passed following the death of an 11-year-old Kernersville boy, […]

  • Back to school security upgrades for WSFCS

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools spent the summer finishing more than $600,000 in security upgrades at the district’s 43 elementary schools. Each school now has eight security cameras with some wired to support more. The district says these improvements will help keep children safe. “Knowing the cameras are here is always going to deter some of the things that can possibly happen,” said Old Town Elementary School Principal Rusty Hall. It’s an effort that started last spring as […]

  • Man found shot to death inside Winston-Salem home identified

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man who was found shot to death in his Winston-Salem home Tuesday afternoon has been identified. Luther Gordon, 68, was found dead inside his home at 1413 Bretton St., by a visitor who regularly checked on him. Police were called to the home around 4:19 p.m. after a report of “unknown trouble.” The victim was found with possibly multiple gunshot wounds, police said. Police are investigating the death as a homicide. Family of the victim say Gordon was very cautious about who […]

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    Firefighters battle early morning fire in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Heavy smoke filled the air of a High Point neighborhood early Tuesday morning after a house on Alleghany Street went up in flames. The fire was reported by a neighbor around 3:10 a.m. The house, which is for sale, was vacant at the time and no one was injured. Firefighters say the fire started at the back of the house. They are still working to put out hot spots. Officials do not know yet what started the […]


    Houses being renovated for homeless veterans in the Triad

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — With the help of volunteers and donations, a Triad non-profit organization is working to transform a Winston-Salem neighborhood block along Cameron Avenue, to provide housing for homeless veterans. The Homes for Our Heroes Project is renovating five homes to provide both multi-family housing and single family homes to veterans who don’t have a place to call their own. Two of the homes will be available for qualified low-income families. The group behind the project, Whole Man Ministries […]

  • Inside the new regional visitors center in High Point

    The High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau is hoping to position its new visitors center along North Main Street as a springboard for out-of-town travelers, to not only connect with furniture shopping and the city’s history, but to learn about attractions across the Piedmont and North Carolina. President Tim Mabe speaks with FOX8 about the importance of the center’s regional approach in promoting business, tourism and year-round visitors to the High Point area.


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