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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!

Recent Articles
  • Terrorism and homeland security expert talks ISIS with FOX8

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — After a morning filled with air strikes on Syrian lands, aimed at terror groups ISIS and Khorasan, U.S. Officials say one thing is for sure: members of the groups have been killed. However, the fact remains that many of them are still out there and the question of what those surviving members will do to retaliate remains. Retired Marine Lt. Col. Bill Cowan is a terrorism and homeland security expert, as well as a Mount Airy resident. […]

  • No water for some as crews repair Winston-Salem water main break

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Many people in Winston-Salem are water-less following a water main break on the outskirts of downtown. The break occurred over the weekend, when crews made a minor repair to keep water flowing to the area around 11th Street and Patterson Avenue. Monday morning, they were back on site to attempt to rectify the problem. Carolina Narrow Fabric, which is located on the corner where the break happened, had to close their doors around noon on Monday. Crews […]

  • Troopers trying to combat speeding in work zones

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — In the wake of an early-morning accident on I-40 in Burke County, which left one construction worker dead and two others injured, workers and authorities in the Piedmont are asking motorists to take extra precautions in work zones. “We’re just trying to make it safe for the people traveling through and the people working at these work zones,” said Sgt. Richard Simmons, of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Sgt. Simmons says Highway Patrol troopers regularly patrol […]

  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researching Alzheimer’s disease

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Doctors say five million Americans are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. About 170,000 of them live in North Carolina. As of now, the disease has no cure. But the doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center say they may have the solution. “Thirty years ago getting HIV was a terminal disease and now it’s a chronic disease,” said Dr. Kaycee Sink, of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The cure, Dr. Sink says, could be in a new study, […]

  • Percentage of domestic violence victims reaching out for help on the rise

    WINSTON-SALEM – Victims of domestic violence are starting to reach out in higher numbers here in the Piedmont. Winston-Salem’s Family Services, which specializes in helping domestic violence victims, says they’ve seen a 30 to 40 percent increase in people calling in asking for help and that’s just in the last two weeks. Experts don’t think there’s been an increase in domestic violence in the area, just that the victims are now realizing they’re not alone, thanks to multiple recent cases […]

  • 20 cases of Legionnaires’ disease confirmed in Forsyth Co., 5 in Guilford Co.

    WINSTON-SALEM — State officials say 20 people have come down with Legionnaires’ disease in Forsyth County this year alone. One of those people was a patient at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Seven more were patients at Oak Forest Health and Rehabilitation. Experts have not been able to tell us is where exactly the Legionella bacteria is coming from. “Historically, I think it’s been very difficult to really find the source of Legionnaires’ diseases because it’s naturally occurring in the […]

  • Working to stop the spread of Legionnaires’ disease in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Forsyth County officials have confirmed a seventh case of Legionnaires’ disease stemming from the water at a Winston-Salem nursing home. However, they have been unable to rid the facility of the Legionella bacteria and people are still in the building. The first cases of Legionnaires’ disease were reported at the Oak Forest Health and Rehabilitation Center back in June. Legionnaires’ is a disease which can cause upper respiratory issues. It can be contracted through breathing in water […]

  • Winston-Salem quarry could turn into large state attraction

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It’s what many are calling the “hidden gem of Winston-Salem,” but it could turn into one of the biggest attractions not only in the Triad, but even the entire state. For years, a 12-acre quarry has been sitting unnoticed by many, just minutes from downtown Winston-Salem. At one point, it was used as most quarries are: for mining. One day, the crews returned to the site to find that the quarry had filled with water. Their equipment […]

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    Man celebrates birthday every year by giving out $5 bills in the Triad

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Bob Blackley spent his 59th birthday standing on the corner of an intersection in Winston-Salem giving out $5 bills. He’s been doing it for three years now. First, it was $700, then $750, and now $800. That’s a $5 bill for 160 people. On Thursday, Blackley was at the corner of Silas Creek and Peters Creek Parkways with a cardboard sign that reads, “I have a job. I have a home. Could you use an extra $5?” […]

  • More WSPD officers getting body cameras

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — In the wake of the officer-involved shooting in Ferguson, Mo., which resulted in the death of Michael Brown, there has been a push for local agencies to acquire body cameras for their officers. Some departments in the Triad have already begun this process, with some purchasing the cameras over a year ago. In Winston-Salem, there were 39 officers with body cameras. Earlier this year, the department ordered 95 additional cameras, which have now arrived. “If it’s on […]

  • Walkertown getting own deputy

    WALKERTOWN, N.C. — About two years ago, Forsyth County Deputy Rodney Sorrell II was on his own for eight minutes while his car was being shot at during a domestic disturbance call on the outskirts of Walkertown. He had only been on the force for about six months. This month, he began his new job. He’s still with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, but now he’s been contracted out to focus solely on community policing in Walkertown. It’s a move some […]

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    Three stabbed during fight at Ziggy’s nightclub in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Three people were stabbed during an altercation at a nightclub in Winston-Salem early Monday morning. Police responded to the incident around 1:30 a.m. at Ziggy’s nightclub on West Ninth Street. Two victims were transported to Baptist Hospital with stab wounds. A third victim arrived at the hospital with similar stab wounds he said he received during the same fight. A man who said he witnessed the incident claims it started with a fight between two men. He […]


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