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Tom Britt entered broadcasting in 1966 while a freshman at East Carolina University. Originally, Tom considered broadcasting only as a way to finance his education, and continued in radio, TV and cable through graduate school at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Tom holds a BA and MA in Anthropology, an AA in Mental Health Technology and is pursuing his certification in Meteorology. Tom is also a freelance journalist and writer. For many years, he produced an award winning weekly radio feature for Duke University Medical Center that was carried on many stations and networks around the world, including the BBC.

Now, he handles afternoon news for Triad radio station WMQX-FM (Oldies 93), hosts a monthly cable tv show in Raleigh-Durham and is the voice for many radio and tv commercials in central and eastern North Carolina.

Tom came to FOX8 as the weekend weather anchor and has since taken over the daily morning traffic reports, a job he also performed for several years at WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham. Tom also produces a regular in-depth series of traffic and road construction reports and serves as the back up weather anchor for FOX8.

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    Freeze warning issued for Tuesday night, Wednesday morning

    Rain will continue throughout the day Tuesday. Expect showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds all throughout the day. Our temperatures will stay pretty flat with a high around 68 degrees. Winds out of the south around 10-30 mph. Around an inch of rain is expected during this time so there could be some street flooding. A Freeze warning has been issued for late tonight into Wednesday morning as temperatures are expected to drop to around 29 degrees and winds will be dying down […]

  • Slight chance of showers over the next few days

    Another day with mixed clouds and sun, but more clouds and less sun Thursday. The humidity will also be higher Thursday and the winds lighter than we’ve seen for the past week. Thursday’s high will be close to 80 degrees with a slight chance for showers in the western parts of the viewing area. The low Thursday night will be around 60 degrees as the humidity and the clouds stay with us. Friday will be mostly cloudy with a slight […]

  • POLL: What is your biggest traffic pet peeve?

    What is your biggest traffic pet peeve? Select from the 10 choices provided below:

  • Storms likely tomorrow, but severe weather not expected

    As of Thursday morning, the National Weather Service says the Piedmont Triad might experience non-severe storms as a system moves across North Carolina on Friday night. Thursday will be partly-cloudy and breezy with a high around 82 degrees. There is a slight chance of light showers late in the afternoon and overnight, but no storms are expected until Friday. The NWS indicates storms are expected on Friday, but the the storms are not expected to be severe.  On Wednesday night, […]

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    I-73 connector in Randolph County expected to be finished by Memorial Day

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — The new Interstate 73 connector in Randolph County is expected to be completed around Memorial Day, officials said on Thursday. The project has been delayed due to rain and cold temperatures, according to DOT officials. The goal of the connector is to connect Randolph, Guilford and Forsyth counties. Weather permitting, the DOT hopes to put down asphalt on Monday. When finished, it I-73 will connect to I-74 making traveling to the beach faster this summer.

  • Talk to Tom

    We asked the crew at WKZL what big act they would like to see come to the Greensboro Coliseum. Here’s what they had to say:

  • Talk to Tom: Beyonce

    Beyonce tickets went on sale last week at $250 each. We asked the folks at WKZL what they thought of those prices. See what they had to say in the video above.

  • Talk to Tom: St Valentine

    We wanted to know if you knew the story behind St Valentine. Here’s what students at UNCG had to say about that:

  • Talk to Tom: Valentine’s Day

    We wanted to know if Valentine’s Day is a big deal to you and your loved one. Find out what people had to say in the video above!

  • Talk to Tom: Thesaurus

    Today on Talk to Tom, we talked about the Thesaurus.

  • Talk to Tom: Favorite Ice Cream

    The topic of today’s Talk to Tom is: “Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream.”

  • Talk to Tom: Preparing for hot weather

    Talk to Tom: Today's question: How do you prepare for hot weather?


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