Contact: Paul.Choate@wghp.com

Paul Choate joined the FOX8 family as a web producer in October 2013.

He came to FOX8 from High Country Press, a newspaper in Boone where he worked first as a general assignment reporter and later as the managing editor.

Originally from the small mountain town of Sparta, Paul has called North Carolina “home” his entire life and loves living in the Piedmont Triad.

Paul is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

When he is not finding and creating content for MyFOX8.com and our social media platforms, Paul is probably cheering on his beloved Los Angeles Lakers, Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Braves.

Recent Articles
  • Steven Christopher Edwards

    Arrest made in murder of Lexington man in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man accused of killing Robert Bradford Hall over the weekend is now in custody, according to Winston-Salem police. Steven Christopher Edwards, 24, surrendered to authorities at the Public Safety Center in Winston-Salem on Thursday afternoon on charges of first-degree murder. On Saturday shortly before 1:30 a.m., Winston-Salem police were called to the 300 block of W. Fourth St. in reference to a reported shooting. Responding officers found Hall, 35, of Lexington, lying on the sidewalk with […]

  • Wreck at Calvin Sowers Road and Calvin Sowers Lane on Feb. 9, 2016. (Joe Dominguez/WGHP)

    Teen dies from injuries in Davidson County wreck

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A teen has died following an accident in Davidson County on Tuesday night, according to Pam Kearns with N.C. Highway Patrol. Christopher Matthew Douglas, 18, has died from injuries he sustained in the crash, Kearns said. He passed away at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. According to Highway Patrol Trooper Nathan Varney, the accident was reported at 10:18 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Calvin Sowers Road and Calvin Sowers Lane. The driver, later identified […]

  • (Hibbett Sports)

    Hibbett Sports mistakenly sends out ‘Congratulations Carolina’ Super Bowl gear text

    The last time we checked, Denver beat Carolina in the Super Bowl. But maybe Hibbett Sports knows something we don’t. On Wednesday night, the sporting goods retailer sent out a text to those signed up for their alerts on deals congratulating the Panthers. Hey @HibbettSports. Not cool. Not cool at all. Just received this text from you guys 10 mins. ago: pic.twitter.com/OyI0hpnJNd — Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) February 11, 2016 The text also contained a link to a page on Hibbett […]

  • Wreck at Calvin Sowers Road and Calvin Sowers Lane on Feb. 9, 2016. (Joe Dominguez/WGHP)

    3 teens ejected, injured in wreck in Davidson County

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Three teens were ejected from a vehicle and injured in a wreck in Davidson County on Tuesday night. According to Highway Patrol Trooper Nathan Varney, the accident was reported at 10:18 p.m. at the intersection of Calvin Sowers Road and Calvin Sowers Lane. The driver, an 18-year-old male, overcorrected as he was coming around a curve too fast, Varney said. The tires deflated and the SUV he was driving flipped. The driver sustained critical injuries. There […]

  • Early Jermain Pulliam

    Man arrested in string of Gibsonville break-ins

    GIBSONVILLE, N.C. — A man is in custody accused of several break-ins in Gibsonville during November 2015. Early Jermain Pulliam, 26, of Gibsonville, is charged with breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm, larceny after breaking and entering and obtaining property by false pretense. Pulliam was arrested on Monday, according to a news release from Gibsonville police. Gibsonville police said Pulliam is believed to be involved with several breaking and entering cases in the Gibsonville area during November 2015 and […]

  • Greg Olsen (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

    It’s gone! Greg Olsen shaves beard after Panthers’ season ends

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — “All good things must come to an end.” At least that’s what Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is saying on Twitter now that the team’s season is over. Olsen posted a collage of photos on Twitter Monday afternoon showing the beard coming off. All good things must come to an end. #KeepPounding pic.twitter.com/hwTUDHy0Xc — Greg Olsen (@gregolsen88) February 9, 2016 Olsen had been growing the beard out during the Panthers’ historic run to Super Bowl 50. He […]

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    Federal court invalidates maps of North Carolina’s 1st, 12th congressional districts

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge on Friday ruled that North Carolina’s 1st and 12th congressional districts are racial gerrymanders and must be redrawn in a week. An order, written by U.S. Circuit Judge Roger L. Gregory, also bars elections in the 1st and 12th congressional districts until new maps are approved, the News & Observer reports. The ruling comes more than two years after a lawsuit was filed seeking an invalidation of the two districts. North Carolina’s 1st congressional district […]

  • keeppounding

    The story behind the Panthers’ ‘Keep Pounding’ team mantra

    With the Carolina Panthers making Super Bowl 50 this year, people are seeing “Keep Pounding” everywhere — especially in the Carolinas. But what does that saying mean? Where did it come from? On the Carolina Panthers’ official website, the team explains it this way: “Keep Pounding has become a team mantra in honor of late Carolina Panthers player and coach Sam Mills. Mills first used the phrase ‘Keep Pounding’ as a coach in an emotional speech to the team prior […]

  • Scene of the accident on Old Salisbury Road on Feb. 3, 2016. (Photo credit: City of Winston-Salem)

    New details, identities released in Winston-Salem crash that killed 2, injured 2

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A traffic accident on Old Salisbury Road claimed the lives of two people on Wednesday afternoon and now police are revealing new details and the identities of the victims. At 1:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Winston-Salem police officers responded to the 3000 block of Old Salisbury road in reference to an accident involving multiple vehicles. Officers determined that a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier and a 1993 Chevrolet van collided head on. Winston-Salem police said Wednesday night that the Cavalier […]

  • jaguar

    New video shows America’s only known jaguar in the wild

    New video of the only known wild jaguar in the United States was released Wednesday. This is the first ever publicly released video of the jaguar.

  • (WGHP)

    Person shot in stomach near convenience store in Greensboro; suspect sought

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man was shot near a convenience store in Greensboro on Tuesday night and police are searching for a suspect. The incident happened shortly after 7 p.m. near the Marathon gas station on South Aycock Street near Gate City Boulevard. According to Officer TK Brown with Greensboro police, the victim was shot in the stomach. The victim was transported to a local hospital, Brown said. There is no word on his condition. The suspect police are searching […]

  • Ooltewah Middle School (Google Maps)

    Police tase school cleaning lady after mistaking her for burglar, charge her with evading arrest

    COLLEGEDALE, Tenn. — Two Collegedale, Tenn., police officers mistook a cleaning lady for a burglar at a middle school and used a Taser to stop her when she ran from them earlier this month, according to police records obtained by the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Now some experts are saying the officers used too much force while others say the officers acted within policy. The officers detailed their actions on Jan. 11 in a four-page affidavit. Sgt. Jamie Heath and Officer […]


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