Brandon Jones is FOX8’s newest reporter. After spending two years in the heat and humidity of Texas, Brandon is glad to be back in cool weather.

Before coming to FOX8, Brandon was a reporter/fill-in anchor at KBTV in Beaumont, Texas. While at KBTV, Brandon won a Southeast Press Club Award for a serious feature story he did on controlling the mosquito population in Southeast Texas. Before that, he spent time at WDIV in Detroit as an associate producer.

Brandon is a huge supporter of his Detroit sports teams, but developed a love for the Dallas Cowboys during his time in Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Oakland University. In college, he interned at all four local affiliates in Detroit.

Brandon loves to travel, cook, and catch a good movie when he has the time.

If you know of something going on in the community, Brandon would love to hear it! E-mail him at

Recent Articles
  • High Rock Lake residents want no-wake zones

    LEXINGTON, N.C. –Even after two decades, Greg Wray still enjoys his time on High Rock Lake in Lexington. Wray lives in Hickory Point, where the way of life on the lake he’s used to could soon change. Several of his neighbors are requesting slower-speed, no-wake zones to increase safety in front of their properties. The no-wake zones would require a speed limit on High Rock Lake. Currently, the lake does not have speed limits. “I just don’t think it will […]

  • Bed bug infestation at Davidson County nonprofit

    LEXINGTON, N.C.– Words could not express how Crisis Ministries Director Gayle Whitehead felt when she heard the organization’s bed bug problem could soon be gone. For months, the shelter has been dealing with a bed bug infestation, that threatened to close the shelter. “I’m just do thankful,” Whitehead said. Whitehead said it started when a homeless man, who unknowingly had bed bugs, stayed at the shelter. “We thought we had the problem contained, but we were wrong,” Whitehead said. The […]

  • Police say road rage may have led to the fatal stabbing of a Davidson County man

    LEXINGTON, N.C– Lexington Police are still investigating what led up to what they say was a case of road rage on South Main Street Tuesday afternoon. Police received a call about a road rage incident between 35-year-old Derek Gribble and 22-year-old Colton Johnson. Investigators say both men got out of their vehicles and began fighting in front of the Pilgrim Auto Electric Shop. Investigators believe that’s when Gribble stabbed Johnson in throat. According to a Lexington Police arrest warrant, Gribble […]

  • No charges filed yet in High Rock Lake boat accident

    LEXINGTON, N.C.–Davidson County District Attorney Garry Frank said no charges have been filed yet in a boating accident that killed a pregnant woman and her 3-year-old son Saturday afternoon on High Rock Lake, however, authorities are still investigating. Investigators say 32-year-old Melissa Chambers Britt, and her son William Jaiden Britt were killed when a power boat driven by Michael Lyn Greene from Mcleasnville, hit their pontoon boat on High Rock Lake. Investigators believe Greene was not paying attention at the time. Investigators say […]

  • Guilford County Schools plea for more funding

    GREENSBORO, N.C.–Guilford County Schools Superintendent Mo Green is asking for an additional $13.6 million in funding for the 2013-13 budget. “I went to the board and I told them the time is now,” Green said. The $13 million is a part of the $189 million GCS is requesting from Guilford County Commissioners. Green says the additional funding would go towards capital improvements, school supplies and employee raises. “I want the information out, so everyone can know what’s going on,” Green […]

  • Guilford County Schools could cut teacher assistant positions

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Teacher assistants across Guilford County are monitoring Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposed state budget. McCrory wants to hire 1,800 full-time teachers while eliminating 3,000 teacher assistant positions. The Guilford County School district has more than 1,300 teacher assistants. The district gave each school with teacher assistants a letter Wednesday evening informing them of the cuts under McCrory’s proposed budget. The district said one option would be to reduce the number of work days for teacher assistants.  The second option […]

  • Northwest Guilford High School teacher determined to beat cancer

    GREENSBORO, N.C.-The history of the United States always stirs a debate in Ray Parrish’s class at Northwest Guilford High School. It’s a subject he loves and almost had to do without five months ago, but with the help of a teaching assistant Parrish is teaching his class part-time. “It’s scary sometimes  to know that I’m in this situation, but I keep reminding myself God is in control,” Parrish said. Just before Christmas, Parrish was diagnosed with Astrocytoma, a form of […]

  • Parents concerned about dress code policies at Guilford County Schools

    GREENSBORO, N.C.–Guilford County School officials are hearing from angry parents who are concerned about the Standard Mode of Dress Code Policy. The Standard Mode of Dress Code aims to alleviate peer pressure, while preventing behavioral problems. Over 30 schools in the district have enacted the policy. Under SMOD, students have to wear certain color shirts, pants and skirts. The code’s policy is set forth by a leadership team made up of parents, teachers and administrators. Many parents, like Magen Eller whose […]

  • Greensboro Police step up patrols at GYC Carnival

    GREENSBORO, N.C.–It’s been around for over 50 years, and the Greensboro Youth Council’s Carnival is still one of Greensboro’s main events. Close to 50,000 people pack the Greensboro Coliseum for six days of food, fun and entertainment. However, this year police have added extra security after 18-year-old Michael Felka was shot and killed in the carnival’s parking lot last year. Another teen was charged with his murder. Greensboro Police will patrol every entrance and exit at the carnival and undercover […]

  • Several college students accuse Greensboro Police of misconduct

    GREENSBORO, N.C.–Two incidents last month at the Sebastian Village Apartments on East Washington Street in Greensboro have many concerned after several college students are accusing Greensboro Police officers of Misconduct. On April 16, police responded to the robbery of a pizza delivery driver on Booker Street. Greensboro Police Chief Ken Miller says a K-9 unit was called out and led to an apartment at the complex which is just a few feet away. Two students from North Carolina A&T and two from Bennett College […]

  • Some businesses approve of proposed gun legislation

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — House Bill 937 was the topic of discussion at Sunrise Diner in Thomasville on Wednesday. The gun legislation would allow concealed weapon permit holders to bring guns in restaurants and bars, college campuses, bike trails and sporting events. Sunrise Diner owner Chris Balourdos thinks it is a good move by lawmakers. He feels the new legislation would act as an added protection for not only his customers but staff as well. “You are just protecting yourself. It’s a […]

  • Surry County Commissioner questions YVEDDI’s practices

    SURRY COUNTY, N.C.– Misuse of funds and employee complaints are just some of the issues Vice Chairman Paul Johnson says The Yadkin Valley Economic Development District is guilty of. Now, the State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the non-profit for embezzlement. Johnson, who also volunteers on YVEDDI’s board, believes the misuse of funds started two years ago. He says YVEDDI receives around $700,000 a year in federal and state funding, which is dispersed to a number of programs in Surry County, like the senior center. […]