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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 and our social media platforms, Paul is probably cheering on his beloved App State Mountaineers, Carolina Panthers, Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Braves.

Recent Articles
  • Carolina Panthers select Christian McCaffrey with 8th pick in NFL Draft

    PHILADELPHIA — The Carolina Panthers have selected Christian McCaffrey with the eighth overall pick in the NFL Draft. Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller projected the Panthers would select McCaffrey and said of him: “If the goal is to help Cam Newton after a disastrous 2016 season, McCaffrey is the ideal player to do that given his versatility out of the backfield. The 20-year-old is a triple threat as a runner, receiver and return man and would provide an instant spark in the Panthers […]

  • Wake Forest University professor serves as consultant for new Barbie campaign

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Mattel’s recent commercial “Dads Who Play Barbie” has received a lot of buzz since airing during the AFC Championship game Sunday. The ad shows dads playing Barbie with their daughters. The commercial has ties to the Piedmont. Wake Forest University professor Dr. Linda Nielsen has been asked by Mattel to serve as a consultant for its new “You Can Be Anything” campaign. The campaign focuses on the relationships between girls and their dads and how a positive […]

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Playoffs regional finals

    Dudley at Charlotte Catholic Vance at Page Jacksonville at Eastern Guilford Lincolnton at Reidsville Editor’s note: A technical difficulty prevented FOX8 from obtaining highlights from the Mount Airy at West Montgomery game.   

  • FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy high school scoreboard: Playoffs regional finals

    Live scores are powered by you, the fans! Download the ScoreStream app today to share your team scores, photos and more with fellow fans in real time!

  • Hundreds of slides recalled after 2 kids suffer ‘finger amputations’

    LEWISBURG, Pa. — Hundreds of playground slides have been recalled because of an “amputation hazard,” according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Playworld Systems Inc., based in Lewisburg, is recalling about 1,300 of their “Lightning Slide” stainless steel playground slides. The slides are being recalled because a weld between the slide bedway and sidewall can crack and separate. A child’s fingers can get caught in the space, posing an amputation hazard. “Playworld is aware of 13 incidents of broken welds, including two […]

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Playoffs 2nd round

    North Davidson at East Forsyth Mount Tabor at Charlotte Catholic A.L. Brown at Davie County Watauga at Dudley Asheboro at Eastern Guilford South Johnston at Southern Guilford Eastern Alamance at West Craven  West Mecklenburg at Page East Surry at Mount Airy Mount Heritage at Reidsville  Hertford County at Andrews West Forsyth at Lake Norman Ledford at Weddington 

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Playoffs 1st round

    North Brunswick at Andrews Southeast Guilford at Davie County A.L. Brown at Glenn Harding at East Forsyth Olympic at Page Pine Lake at East Surry West Wilkes at Eastern Randolph Alexander Central at Dudley Corinth Holders at Eastern Guilford Southern Durham at Western Alamance Northside Jacksonville at Randleman Christ School at High Point Christian South Mecklenburg at West Forsyth Northwest Guilford at Myers Park Porter Ridge at Mount Tabor West Carteret at Southern Guilford  South Stanley at Mount Airy Roanoke […]

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 12

    Northwest Guilford at East Forsyth Glenn at Ragsdale West Forsyth at North Davidson Andrews at Trinity North Raleigh Christian at High Point Christian Southwest Guilford at High Point Central North Forsyth at Ledford Lexington at Thomasville Page at Southern Alamance Southeast Guilford at Dudley Carrboro at Reidsville Eastern Guilford at Rockingham County Northeast Guilford at Eastern Alamance East Surry at Mount Airy Providence Grove at Randleman Surry Central at West Stokes Bishop McGuinness at Walkertown

  • Chicago Cubs defeat Cleveland Indians, claim first World Series victory since 1908

    CLEVELAND — The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 Thursday to claim their first World Series victory in more than 100 years. Trailing three games to one in the series, the Cubs rallied to win games five, six and seven. This is the first World Series victory for the Cubs since 1908. Prior to 2016, the Cubs’ last appearance in the World Series was in 1945. The Cleveland Indians have not won the World Series since 1948. Prior to […]

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 11

    Dudley at Page Eastern Alamance at Eastern Guilford Davie County at Mount Tabor East Davidson at Lexington Northwest Guilford at Southwest Guilford North Davidson at Parkland Grimsley at Southeast Guilford High Point Central at Glenn East Forsyth at Ragsdale Ledford at Southern Guilford Reynolds at West Forsyth Eastern Randolph at Randleman Wheatmore at Andrews Southwestern Randolph at North Forsyth Trinity at Providence Grove

  • ATF, firearms industry offer $10,000 reward in Lexington pawn shop firearms theft

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — A substantial reward is being offered for information in connection with the burglary of a Lexington pawn shop. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary of M&T’s Pawn Shop, a federal firearm licensee, in Lexington. The ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, […]

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 9

    Northern Guilford at Eastern Guilford East Forsyth at Glenn Parkland at Reagan North Davidson at Davie County Asheboro at Southern Guilford Southwest Guilford at Ragsdale Andrews at Randleman Page at Grimsley Southern Alamance at Dudley Central Davidson at North Forsyth Northwest Guilford at High Point Central East Davidson at Thomasville Eastern Randolph at Providence Grove West Forsyth at Mount Tabor Mount Airy at Bishop McGuinness Cannon at High Point Christian