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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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  • Historic Mount Airy church a total loss after lightning strike

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — A historic church in Mount Airy is a total loss after an apparent lightning strike on Thursday. Officials say people nearby reported hearing a loud boom and then came outside to find the Ararat Missionary Baptist Church on fire. They believe strong storms came over the mountains and generated a lightning strike which hit the church steeple. “I saw the steeple. It was just in flames. And the tears almost came to my eyes,” said Edward […]

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    Winston-Salem home to first woman to recreate Amelia Earhart flight

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — July 24 is Amelia Earhart’s birthday. However, thanks to Earhart, this date is extra special for one Winston-Salem woman. In 1997, Linda Finch, owner of Earheart Healthy Weight Loss in Winston-Salem, was the first person to recreate Earhart’s attempted flight around the world. A year prior, on Earhart’s birthday, she flew the plane she used to recreate the flight for the first time. “It was like we have these little demons running around for almost six months, […]

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    Forsyth Co. deputies accuse man of torturing, killing dog

    GERMANTON, N.C. — Forsyth County deputies say they have arrested the man responsible for torturing and killing an Australian shepherd named Scottie on April 5. They say the man responsible is Johnny Leon Caddell Jr., of Germanton. Deputies allege that Caddell killed Scottie while his owners were away. “Found Scottie out by our fire pit, looked to be drug by a four wheeler. Three gun shots. Looked like he’d been beaten and the autopsy proved all that,” said Joy Caudle, […]

  • Public meets to discuss Business 40 project

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Dozens of residents shared their opinion on the Business 40 project Tuesday night. At the public meeting, two proposed plans for Business 40 were discussed. In one plan, the Cherry and Marshall streets exits would stay open and the Broad street ramp would be closed. In the other, the ramp for Liberty and Main streets would remain and the Cherry and Marshall streets exits would be done away with. Several residents Tuesday night favored keeping the Cherry […]

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    17-year-old identified as victim in shooting in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A 17-year-old is dead and two women were taken to the hospital after a shooting in Winston-Salem Sunday evening. The shooting happened around 9:22 p.m. Sunday night in the area of Bloomfield Drive and Junia Avenue, near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Police say Danny Joe Harris, 17, was found shot to death inside a house at 2051 Bloomfield Drive. Jenisha Shattiera Crawford, 26, was also found with gunshot wounds and was taken to a local hospital […]

  • Half of Winston-Salem’s 2014 homicides remain unsolved

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police say they have had eight murders in the city this year and half of them are still unsolved. The first murder happened on Jan. 3. The body of 44-year-old Delroy East was found in the trunk of a car parked at his home on Manchester Street. Police say an autopsy later showed that he had died as the result of a gunshot wound. The second unsolved case is that of 22-year-old Christopher Thompson on March […]

  • Senator asks for Davie Co., Yadkin Co. fracking research to be included in state budget

    YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — State Senator Andrew Brock has been under fire after asking to add $1 million to the state’s proposed budget in order to gather test data regarding hydro fracturing, or fracking, in Davie and Yadkin counties. However, Senator Brock says he’s not asking for the money to promote fracking in the counties, instead, he says he wants to protect the land in case fracking does happen there. This came last month, shortly after Gov. Pat McCrory signed […]

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    Reynolds American to buy Lorillard in $27.4 billion deal

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Reynolds American, Inc. confirmed Tuesday morning that they will buy their rival Lorillard, Inc. for $27.4 billion, one of the largest corporate deals in the Triad. But the purchase details have several twists that analysts and industry observers did not foresee as part of the companies’ concessions for trying to gain U.S. federal regulatory approval, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. For instance, the role of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC is surprisingly larger than expected, given that it is […]

  • Piedmont mother wants son transferred over gang at school

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police say if your child goes to school in Winston-Salem, he or she likely shares a hallway with a gang member. In the case of one Winston-Salem teen, the interaction didn’t stop there. Donna Combs is an employee with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Her son, she says, is a student at North Forsyth High School. “Approximately five gang members were harassing him daily at school. Following him to class, throughout the hallways,” said Combs. The gang, according to […]

  • Authorities keeping an eye on Forsyth Co. sex offenders

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — There are over 570 registered sex offenders in Forsyth County alone. That’s according to Sheriff William Schatzman, who says his office is doing its part to keep any eye on them. The sheriff’s office, along with Winston-Salem police, Kernersville police, the NC Department of Public Safety, NC State Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Marshals Service, conducted an operation this week. They called it “Operation Hammer” and it was aimed at making sure sex offenders are in compliance […]

  • Six Wilkes County men survive after boat capsizes in Atlantic Ocean

    NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. — Six Wilkes County men have survived after their boat capsized off the coast of South Carolina, leaving them to tread water for an hour and a half. Ricky and Corey Morrison went out fishing with six friends and family members, near Murrells Inlet in South Carolina, this past Sunday morning around nine. Six of them are from Wilkes County, the other two live in Georgia. They had bagged a few fish before the waves started growing. […]

  • Man posing as police officer trying to scam residents

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police say they have an imposter in their midst. A man pretending to be a law enforcement officer has been calling residents and trying to scam them. That man has yet to be caught. Police say that at least seven people have received phone calls from someone, saying they owe money for missing jury duty. The caller identifies himself as an officer, and tells them they need to load up a pre-paid card and send it his […]