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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!

Recent Articles
  • 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.

  • Police using technology to track stolen items

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Serial numbers — all of our gadgets and gismos have them. They may not mean much on first glance, but the cryptic codes can help big time if someone comes along and swipes your shiny new iPhone, laptop or TV. “Your house is where you live; it’s where everything personal happens,” said Greensboro Police Department Sgt. Terry Brown. “And, if someone invades that, you feel it’s the biggest thing in the world; and it is.” If it […]

  • 71-year-old NC man walks to raise money to provide drinking water in Africa

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — For the twelfth straight year, walkers were up before the sun at Union Cross Park in Winston-Salem to raise money that will help drill drinking wells in countries across Africa. More than a dozen participates were out walking by 4 a.m. Tuesday — the earliest riser arrived just before 3 a.m. It’s a yearly event called the Hoover Walk, started by Larry McAlpine following a heart attack he had more than a decade ago on his birthday. Now, the 71-year-old says he has since […]

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    28-year-old mother killed, multiple children injured in head-on crash in Davidson Co.

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — One woman is dead and an adult and five children are injured after a head-on crash in Davidson County Friday morning. The wreck happened just before 8 a.m. near 3179 Cunningham Road near Thomasville. Troopers say the Ford Explorer was traveling north on Cunningham Road when it crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head on. The rainy weather and the Ford Explorer’s balding tires likely contributed to the accident. Misty Price, 28, who was reportedly not wearing a seat […]

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    Bicyclist seriously injured after being hit by car in Winston-Salem identified

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man was seriously injured after a vehicle collided with his bike at a Winston-Salem intersection Thursday morning. The accident happened around 4:57 a.m. at Country Club Road and Harper Street near Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem. Police say James Walter Carter, 56, was driving a Chevrolet Impala through the intersection when it attempted to make a left turn onto the Silas Creek Parkway on-ramp. Carter told police he did not see the bicyclist on Country Club Road and the […]

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    Heritage House closes Wednesday leaving many residents without homes

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Heritage House residents who remained Wednesday morning were forced to pack up their belongings as the City of Greensboro began the condemnation process of shuttering the troubled housing complex. Utility crews turned off water to the 178-unit building just after 9 a.m. By then, however, many people were already waiting outside with suitcases and boxes, amidst the chaos of moving companies, U-Hauls and police officers. The City of Greensboro said at a news briefing Wednesday that there […]

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    Over-the-counter medicine giveaway draws a crowd in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A free over-the-counter medicine giveaway drew quite the crowd to the First Presbyterian Church in High Point Friday. N.C. MedAssist, a non-profit organization, handed out everything from pain relievers to first aid kits to children’s medicine and vitamins. The giveaway is designed to help those who are uninsured and unable to afford over-the-counter medicine. People from across the Piedmont are welcome to stop by until 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at 918 North Main Street in High Point. […]

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    Flywheel co-working space offers ideal environment in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

    Entrepreneurs and start-ups now have a new space to innovate and collaborate in the Triad. It’s called Flywheel. The 10,000 square-foot co-working space recently opened its doors in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem and offers around-the-clock amenities increasingly found in much larger cities across the country. Co-founder Brad Bennett spoke about the space that prides itself on not only offering an ideal environment to create, but also to learn and share ideas. For more information, visit  

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    Massive fire heavily damages church in Biscoe

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, N.C. — A church in Biscoe was heavily damaged by a massive fire early Tuesday morning. Crews responded to the fire around 2 a.m. where smoke and flames were seen billowing out of First Baptist Church of Biscoe. The church is located at 225 East Main Street. Four departments responded to the fire including Biscoe, Troy, Candor and Star. Officials say about 50 percent of the church was damaged by the flames. The church also suffered extensive smoke and water damage. The steeple collapsed into […]


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