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Michael comes to the FOX8 family from eastern North Carolina where he worked at WCTI-TV in New Bern, N.C. During his time there, he was the Greenville Bureau reporter and he filled in on the anchor desk.

As the Winston-Salem Bureau Reporter for FOX8, Michael will be focusing on Forsyth County and the western Piedmont. He’s committed to fulfilling his obligation as a journalist; keeping our viewers safe and informed.

Michael was raised in Newtown, Conn. His passion for television began behind the camera, but he then transitioned to working on-air during his time at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, VT where he graduated with a B.S. in Television Studies in December 2012.

Michael is an avid sportsman and enjoys anything from baseball and football, to golf and snowboarding. Don’t hold it against him, but he’s a die-hard New York sports fan.

If you see story that needs attention, or just want to say hello, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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    Accidents involving Winston-Salem city vehicles decrease significantly

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Between May 1 and Oct. 31 of 2015, the City of Winston-Salem saw 80 preventable accidents involving their vehicles. In response, City Manager Lee Garrity imposed new protocol regarding the operation of motor vehicles. The results have been drastic. Garrity’s changes — which went into effect Nov. 1 — include more training, safety reminders and improved documentation of vehicle travel. In the six months following Nov. 1, there were 54 preventable accidents involving city vehicles; which is nearly […]

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    Kids in Forsyth County learning about swimming safety

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The CDC says 10 people die from unintentional drowning every day and of those 10, two are children and teens age 14 and younger. With the help of the Chris Paul and Michael Phelps Foundations, the Winston-Salem Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs are working to make sure their members’ children don’t become a statistic. “If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be able to do this,” said Sylvia Adams, executive director of the Winston-Salem Salvation Army […]

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    Preventing sickness while on trips overseas

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Summer is officially here and people are gearing up for summer vacation. While some may be headed to the mountains or the coast, many are headed overseas; and it’s there where a dream vacation can turn into a nightmare. “It’s our job to keep people healthy when they’re traveling to the developing world,” said Dr. Christopher Ohl, infectious disease specialist for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Ohl treats would-be travelers at a travel clinic run by Wake […]

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    Winston-Salem city leaders call for end to ‘code of silence’ in wake of increase in homicides

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The city of Winston-Salem has experienced 14 homicides so far in 2016, and with two of them considered “justified,” 12 are categorized as murders. “The summer of 2016 officially began yesterday. But, we are already approaching the number of homicides that occurred in all of 2015,” said Assistant Chief Catrina Thompson, of the Winston-Salem Police Department. However, community members who have direct knowledge of what happened during those murders have provided little to no information regarding them to […]

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    Veteran with PTSD kicked out of local business because of service dog

    Joshua Schutt served in the U.S. Army as a specialist from 2001 to 2004. On Aug. 1, 2003, he was injured; leading to him being medically discharged. Since, he has been dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. For years, he battled the disorder with the help of fellow humans. But, it wasn’t until about three years ago, when he got the help he really needed. “He’s just the best thing that ever happened for me,” Schutt said. Joshua got a service dog, a now 4-year-old German Shepherd, appropriately named “Hero.”

  • Fatal car accident on Reidsville Road in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — One person is dead following an accident involving an SUV and a motorcycle in Forsyth County. The accident happened around 12:30 p.m., near the Reidsville Road exit of Business 40 eastbound. “I had been out in the back yard and I heard all sorts of sirens,” said Meghan Martel, who works near where the accident happened. The Reidsville Road exit ramp was immediately shut down, as well as Reidsville Road between Old Greensboro Road and beyond the […]

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    Hear from the hero lifeguard who saved a 9-year-old girl’s life at a Piedmont Triad pool

    NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. — An 18-year-old lifeguard saved a 9-year-old girl from drowning Tuesday morning at a North Wilkesboro pool. Around the time the pool opened, at 10 a.m., employees at Smoot Park Pool say about 50 children began to enter the pool. Among them, was a 9-year-old girl. “They all jumped in, I saw the girl get in, she was doing fine,” recalled Hunter Church, head lifeguard at the pool. The girl began to seemingly play, before becoming motionless, face-down in […]

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    Lifeguard saves 9-year-old girl’s life at Piedmont Triad pool

    NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. — On Tuesday, a 9-year-old girl’s life was saved by a 18-year-old lifeguard at a North Wilkesboro pool. Shortly after Smoot Park Pool opened, around 10 a.m., the child entered the water. For minutes, surveillance video showed the girl seemingly playing in about 3.5 feet of water. Suddenly, the 9-year-old stopped moving and remained face-down in the water. A few seconds passed before Hunter Church, head lifeguard at the pool, noticed the girl. Church entered the water and […]

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    Body of missing Clemmons woman located in Yadkin River

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — After nearly two months of wondering, the family and friends of 63-year-old Gayle Fleming finally know where she is. “There’s relief knowing,” said Fleming’s stepson, Joshua. “It was so hard.” On Monday, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, with the help of the Durham County Sheriff’s Office specialized K-9 cadaver unit and the Lewisville Fire Department’s Water Rescue Unit, found Fleming’s body entangled in brush along the bank of the Yadkin River south of the Tanglewood Park Canoe Access […]

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    Husband, father, becomes third homicide victim in two weeks in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A 44-year-old father, son and husband was killed in Winston-Salem this morning, bringing the number of homicides in the city to three in the last two weeks and 10 in 2016. “My son has left behind a wife and three children,” said Christine Lockhart-Jones, the victim’s mother. Police identified the victim as Kedrick White. They say White was found dead around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, on a front porch of a home in the 1500 block of East […]

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    Questions remain in connection with man accused of shooting at Winston-Salem officers

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Four days after being charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, 24-year-old Ravon Rousseau Jr. is no longer in the Forsyth County Detention Center. Instead, he is out, after having his bond reduced from $1,000,000 to $2,500. Thursday night, two Winston-Salem police officers radioed in saying they were taking on gunfire at city yard where officers perform maintenance on and fill the gas tanks of their patrol vehicles. Shortly afterward, responding officers located Rousseau nearby, as […]

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    Bond reduced for man accused of shooting at Winston-Salem officers

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two-way communication between Winston-Salem police officers and dispatchers appears to show officers were fired upon while they were performing vehicle maintenance at 650 Rams Drive in Winston-Salem about 8:45 p.m. Thursday night. Two officers heard rounds of gunfire being discharged in their direction. The officers immediately took cover and called for help. “I had a bullet that went past me,” one officer is heard saying one the two-way police scanner traffic. Three people were detained in the […]


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