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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
  • Teen killed in Greensboro shooting identified as ‘American Idol’ winner Fantasia Barrino’s nephew

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police have identified the teen who was shot and killed Tuesday morning, according to a news release. Tyquan Vonricco Washington, 18, was found suffering from a gunshot wound in the 700 block of Hyde Drive at 10:54 a.m. Washington is the son of recording artist Ricco Barrino, whose real name is Kassim Vonricco Washington, and the nephew of “American Idol” and Grammy-winning singer Fantasia Barrino. Emergency crews performed life-saving measures but Washington was pronounced dead at […]

  • Wake Forest defeats Texas A&M 55-52 to win Belk Bowl

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Wake Forest defeated Texas A&M 55-52 on Friday at Bank of America Stadium to win the Belk Bowl. The Demon Deacons found themselves down 52-48 late in the game but junior running back Matt Colburn ran the ball in for a touchdown with 2:18 left in the game. Colburn rushed for 150 yards in the game on 21 carries. Wake’s senior quarterback John Wolford passed for 400 yards in the game with four touchdowns. The hardware! […]

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – State semifinals

    Havelock at Western Alamance  Mountain Heritage at Reidsville North Davidson at East Duplin Murphy at Mount Airy Eastern Guilford at New Hanover

  • Woman raises more than $40k for charitable homeless man from North Carolina

    PHILADELPHIA — A woman is raising money for a homeless man who spent his last $20 to help her when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia. Kate McClure, 27, of Bordentown, New Jersey, was driving into Philadelphia on Interstate 95 last month to visit a friend when her car ran out of gas, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I pulled over as far as I could, and got out of the car to head to the nearest gas station. That’s […]

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

    Ledford at North Davidson East Montgomery at Reidsville Hough at West Forsyth Providence at Page Vance at Glenn Nash Central at Randleman West Stokes at East Duplin Southwest Guilford at A.C. Reynolds Dudley at New Hanover D.H. Conley at Eastern Guilford Watauga at Mount Tabor Fike at Western Alamance East Forsyth at West Mecklenburg Polk at Mount Airy Eastern Alamance at Southern Nash

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

    Williams at Havelock  Northeast Guilford at Eastern Alamance Dudley at Southeast Guilford Ashbrook at Mount Tabor Roanoke Rapids at Randleman Statesville at Southwest Guilford Eastern Wayne at Western Alamance Mooresville at East Forsyth West Lincoln at Reidsville Hillside at Eastern Guilford Southview at Ragsdale Forest Hills at North Davidson Lincolnton at Graham Freedom at Rockingham County  Anson at Ledford

  • Panthers running backs sing ‘Lean On Me’ to fan who lost her husband

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers running backs Fozzy Whittaker, Christian McCaffrey and Jonathan Stewart recently lifted the spirits of a fan who was going through a hard time. Lynn Leonhardt, of California, is a huge Panthers fan and lost her husband earlier this year. Leonhardt’s friends flew her to Charlotte to see her beloved team play and they also arranged for the special surprise from the Panthers’ running backs. “I was ushered into the studio and there before me were Christian McCaffrey, […]

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 12

    West Forsyth at Glenn North Davidson at Ledford Page at Ragsdale Mount Airy at East Surry Thomasville at Lexington Dudley at Mount Tabor Southwest Guilford at North Forsyth Trinity at Eastern Randolph Northern Guilford at Western Alamance East Forsyth at Reynolds Forbush at West Stokes Eastern Guilford at Southern Guilford Wheatmore at Andrews Southern Alamance at Williams High Point Christian at Providence Day School 

  • Houston Astros defeat Los Angeles Dodgers to win 1st World Series title

    LOS ANGELES — The Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 Wednesday to win the World Series. This is the first World Series title for the Astros in franchise history. The Dodgers have not won the World Series since 1988.

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 11

    Eastern Alamance at Western Alamance Grimsley at Page Salisbury at North Davidson Ledford at East Davidson Williams at Southeast Guilford Southern Alamance at Southern Guilford Andrews at Trinity Davie County at East Forsyth Ragsdale at High Point Central  Mount Tabor at Parkland West Davidson at Thomasville North Forsyth at Dudley Eastern Randolph at Randleman Southwestern Randolph at Asheboro Reynolds at Glenn Reagan at West Forsyth

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 10

    Mount Tabor at Southwest Guilford Glenn at Davie County Northwest Guilford at Ragsdale West Forsyth at Reynolds Western Alamance at Northeast Guilford Eastern Randolph at Wheatmore Southeast Guilford at Southern Guilford Parkland at Dudley East Forsyth at Reagan Asheboro at Williams Southern Alamance at Eastern Guilford North Forsyth at Smith Randleman at Trinity South Stokes at Bishop McGuinness High Point Central at Page

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 9

    Salisbury at Ledford East Forsyth at Glenn Page at Northwest Guilford  Davie County at West Forsyth Rockingham County at Eastern Alamance  Williams at Southwestern Randolph High Point Central at Grimsley Parkland at North Forsyth Lexington at North Davidson Reagan at Reynolds  Reidsville at Cummings Southern Guilford at Asheboro Randleman at Andrews Morehead at Northeast Guilford Atkins at West Stokes Eastern Guilford at Southeast Guilford