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Brad Jones joined the FOX8 News team in January 1998. He began his broadcasting career in East Tennessee. After graduating from East Tennessee State University, Brad started in radio news at WKPT in Kingsport, eventually learning the television side of broadcasting there as well.

In 1984, Brad entered graduate school at the University of Georgia where he earned a Masters Degree in Journalism. Then, he landed in Roanoke, Virginia at WSLS. There, Brad anchored the noon newscast with Cindy Farmer. It's a partnership that continued throughout the years and across the miles. Now each day Brad and Cindy help viewers get their day started on the FOX8 Morning News.

Since, 1987, Brad has lived and worked in the Piedmont, first at WFMY and now at FOX8. Brad is married with three children and when he isn't working with Boy Scouts, he enjoys restoring old radios and jukeboxes.

Recent Articles
  • Rod holders (WGHP)

    Made in NC: Bone Collector Rod Holders

    Having the right fishing equipment makes all the difference for a day on the water. FOX8′s Brad Jones found a local company that is giving fisherman the edge with custom rod holders that are made in North Carolina. While other brands are made out of plastic, Bone Collector Rod Holders are much tougher.

  • Computer Vision

    New data from the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 2012 American Eye-Q® consumer survey indicates 60 percent of parents estimate their children spend up to four hours per day at home or in school looking at a computer or digital device screen. With smart phones, tablets and other digital tools being incorporated into daily school curriculum, it’s no wonder students are spending so much time using these devices.   Continuous or prolonged use of these common devices can lead to computer vision […]

  • Made in NC: Electric fishing reel drivers

    North Carolina has a lot of places to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it’s the mountains or the coast, there’s a company that makes a product that can come in handy. For some people, it gives them a new way to re-connect with a sport they love. FOX8′s Brad Jones shows us how they’re doing it with a product that is made in North Carolina.

  • Patriot rovers

    Patriot Rovers is committed to rescuing, training, and deploying Psychiatric Service Dogs that will provide LOVE and support… 24 hours a day… 7 days a week… to Veterans, in order to enhance their lives. For more information about their organization, check out this site:

  • Made in NC: Lilyjack

    One Piedmont Triad company makes comfort that you can take with you. To see their portable chairs and tables, visit

  • National HIV Testing Day

    National HIV Testing Day is June 27, 2012. It is estimated that 21 percent of the over 1.1 million individuals living with HIV in the United States today are unaware of their positive status.  The Sexual Health Action Group (SHAG) of Guilford County will be hosting two free and confidential testing events in honor of National HIV Testing Day.  For more information, you can check out this site:

  • Picking the right resume references

    Our career expert Randy Wooden joined FOX8 Tuesday morning to share tips on selecting resume references.

  • Your Turn: Pediatric dentistry

    Dr. Joye Warr is here to answer questions about your child’s dental health. To contact Dr. Warr, you can call her office at (336) 887-9277.

  • Sheetz Kickball Classic

    Get out tomorrow and play some kickball and you can help children in our community. Todd Messner joined FOX8 Friday morning to tell us more about the Sheetz Kickball Classic.   

  • She Said: Sex offenders and Facebook

    Today's topics: Sex offenders and Facebook, a "catastrophe award" and P. Diddy.

  • Successful Aging: The power of forgiveness

    Successful Aging expert Linda Pritchett joined us this morning to talk about the power of forgiveness.  For more information, check out Linda’s site at or by calling her at (336) 292-3875.  Copies of Vital magazine are also available at area Walgreens stores.

  • GenFest

    This Saturday, June 2nd, the Heritage Research Center is hosting GenFest 2012.  It runs Noon to 5pm at the High Point Public Library at 901 N. Main Street.  For more information, call 883-3637.